Museums

If you like visiting museums, you’ll be in heaven in Belgium as there are so many excellent ones to visit. They range in size, from larger ones of great international importance such as the Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen, to smaller ones such as the Cheese Museum. Here is just a small personal selection of some of the museums in Belgium.

Shells from First World War

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 is dedicated to the horrendous bloodbath that was the Battle of Passchendaele. It displays numerous artefacts from the battle, a Dugout Experience that takes you underground into a mock-up of the British Army’s quarters, and reconstructions of trenches.

Soldiers relaxing in Talbot house

Talbot House: A shelter amidst the storm

Talbot House in Poperinge is one of the most evocative First World War sites in Belgium. It was used by soldiers for rest and relaxation before returning to the Front. It’s still very much as it used to be 100 years ago.

Belgian Heritage Day

Belgian Heritage Day: A guide for aliens

Mostly everyone in Flanders knows that the first Sunday after the Easter Holidays is the annual Heritage Day (Erfgoeddag). But if you’ve recently arrived in Flanders from a different planet, here’s a short guide to what it’s all about.

Belgian draft horse and foal

The Belgian draft horse

The Belgian draft horse is a spectacular animal. We look at its history, evolution, and current usage in Belgium and America.

The Tobacco Museum in Wervik

The Tobacco Museum in Wervik, Belgium, gives a fascinating insight into the history of tobacco through the ages.