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Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum

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A gem: medecine at its earliest, scariest

By all means seek out this former hospice, which dealt with everything from the bubonic plague to... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Brussels, Belgium
A place you need to visit for time travel

We took a bus trip to Lessines, Belgium to see the Hospital Notre Dame à la Rose. It is a time... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Ron B
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Place Alix de Rosoit, Lessines 7860, Belgium
+32 68 33 24 03
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

By all means seek out this former hospice, which dealt with everything from the bubonic plague to World War I gas casualties. The architecture is perfectly preserved, and provides beautiful framing for your photos. Nice gift shop and bistro in the garden. Note to the...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We took a bus trip to Lessines, Belgium to see the Hospital Notre Dame à la Rose. It is a time travel back to the hospital movement which developed in Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. The oldest document in the hospital records is...More

1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This museum is surely unique. The nursing order of nuns died out in the 1980s and the old building was about to be pulled down to make a carpark, but it was saved at the last minute and is a total gem. You need a...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was an old derelict part of the historic little town, the kind of grey crumbling medieval quarter. Unloved... and ready to be torn down for new parking (YIKES). Fortunately ONE passionate local gentleman saw it's potential, lobbied and battled until the Walloon region stepped...More

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This "hospital" is a time capsule frozen in time that is as important from a history point of view as the one in Beaune but much less known and thus much less visited, which is a shame. Short drive from Brussels but very much worth...More

Thank Ignace D
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Excellent in situ museum. Had a visit with a few students for a guided tour in English. Totally recommend this beautifully renovated historical first hospital in Europe!

Thank M T
Reviewed 10 August 2016

One of the jewels of Belgium for sure. You just can't imagine what you will find inside. The architecture, the richness of collections and ... the Chapel! Don't miss it!

Thank SebastienHouze
Reviewed 28 July 2016

If I were teaching in school, I would have definitely included a visit to this hospital into a school program. The museum includes not only a big collection of various medications, cans, creams etc, but a real rooms where people were cured, where they were...More

1  Thank anastasia_rusbel
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very interesting and unique museum, very well presented and organised. A must if you are in the area.

Thank jacquesve
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Wonderful museum covering all aspects of life for the poor of Lessines if they had the misfortune to need hospital care. Lovely staff who are interested in you and your experience. Great cafe in the courtyard, a lovely place to sit and eat on a...More

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