Located in the Castle Farm of Treignes, impressive building dating back to its oldest part to sixteenth century, the Ecomuseum of the Viroin offers to its visitors and users to (re) discover the rural heritage of the Entre-Sambre and Meuse region and, through this, the past of our society and its changes from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.
The museum is an illustration of the technological know-how of village communities, but also a mirror of cultural and social changes that have passed throught the region of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse for two centuries. Through scientific research, the valorization of a vast collection (tools, furniture, agricultural machinery, posters ...), events, educational animations, it is a whole knowledge and a whole history which are transmitted and share. Anchored in its time, the Ecomuseum of the Viroin also works to enhance current thinking on rurality and the notion of ecological transition.
Week : 09:00-12:00 & 13:00-17:00
WE + holidays :
10:30-18:00 (01/04 - 31/10)
13:30-17:00 (01/11 - 31/03)
The Museum is closed 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 & 31/12 and 01/01, 02/01 but is open every other day of the yearLast entrance 1h before close time
Ecomusée du Viroin
Rue Eugène Defraire 63
T: +32 (0)60 39 96 24
Mail : [email protected]
Tickets (duration of the visit : 1h)
Adult : 4€
Senior : 3€
Student : 3€
Kid (+6) : 2€
Free the first sunday of the month
In a magnificent 16 century Castle farm, the Ecomuseum of the Viroin is a link between past, present and futur. The museum focuses on the social and economical history of the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region. It tells the story of men and women, craftmen, farmers and villagers...
A new exhibition every year
DONNAY ! Game, Set & Match !
03/10/2021 - 18/09/2022
Rod Laver, Jacky Brichant, Cliff Drysdale, André Agassi… and of course Björn Borg. Many players have marked the history of tennis with a DONNAY racket in their hands.
Immerse yourself in the exciting world of tennis and sports equipment through an exhibition retracing the major stages of this sport and the DONNAY adventure. The exhibition brings together iconic DONNAY objects (rackets, goodies, advertisements, etc.) as well as original archive images and videos of tennis highlights. Enough to draw a very lively and faithful trajectory of what the Couvinoise company was during the 20th century. Game, Set & Match!
In addition to frenzied matches, come learn how to weave a net or even felt your own ball! Game, set or match, it's up to you!
Everyone leaves with the ball they made.
Ping pong or jokari: free;
3 € / pers. braiding or felted ball
+ 3€ p.p.
The permanent exhibition is not accessible to people with reduced mobility
Parking near the museum entrance
Dogs and small animals are allowed if kept on a leash