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MOU - Museum

Market | Town Hall, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium
+32 55 31 72 51
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Modern museum of local history in historic buildings

Interesting history museum with interactive features - we learnt a lot about the town and its past... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
Tapestries the definite highlight

Stopped off here on the way to the coast. The museum was a nice introduction to the history of the... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Belfast, Canada
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Oudenaarde, the starting point for further exploration of the Flemish Ardennes, a thousand years of history amidst endless rolling hills. The MOU brings its history to life. Through interactive media and historical pieces, you'll travel through time, from medieval times up till today. You will bump into Emperor Charles, with his illegitimate daughter Margaret, Adriaan Brouwer, with its famous beer scenes, and Louis XIV, who bites the dust. Famous people like Frank De Bleeckere explain why they are fascinated by Oudenaarde. Topmodel Cesar Casier and four others are posing for the lens of famous photographer Stephan Vanfleteren. Furthermore, the MOU is situated in one of Belgium’s most beautiful town halls, which is located at the market square of Oudenaarde. It takes up the oldest part of the 14th-century Cloth Hall, symbol of Oudenaarde’s glorious textile past. Whoever acquires a taste for more, can admire 15 authentic tapestries in the High Cloth Hall and the De Boever-Alligoridès collection in three other rooms, one of the largest silver collections in Flanders.
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Market | Town Hall, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium
+32 55 31 72 51
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Interesting history museum with interactive features - we learnt a lot about the town and its past economic importance. Also an opportunity to see this historic building, along with tapestries and a silver collection. Pleasant, unobtrusive staff.

Thank 186411Visitor
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stopped off here on the way to the coast. The museum was a nice introduction to the history of the town and its bygone industries. The tapestry floor is the definite highlight, with some of the silver pieces in the final floor also memorable. Only...More

Thank JimmyRiddle119
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The museum is famous for its late medieval tapestries, mostly produced in the town which was once famous for its tapestries. The tapestries are very nicely displayed, and upon entering one receives a leaflet with information detailing the scenes as well as some background information....More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This museum has one floor with excellent tapestries made in Oudenaarde, and a very nice silver collection. It is located in the old town hall. I'm not sure why you can't go up the belfry for a nice view. The part with the history of...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016

I have now taken a few visitors here, this museum is relatively small , but really interesting and the tapestries alone are worth the visit. For a 1 hour whistle stop history tour this is a must

1  Thank kiwibaby
Reviewed 17 December 2015

MOU is a small but interesting museum in center, exactly in the signpost building of the city. I liked the tapestry collection and the silver objects. Even if museums covers three floors and the attic, there is no panorama.

Thank Fly_in_Ro
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The museum is well organized, but I think it could be useful an audioguide to understand better the History of the town. I appreciated the tapestries and the silver objects. It easy to find this museum because the entrance is from the tourist office

Thank Federica F
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Interesting small museum in beautiful town hall. Sometimes a bit boring but worth a visit on a rainy day.

Thank markhebbelinck
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