The House of Van Gogh

Rue du Pavillon 3 - 7033 Cuesmes (Mons)

The House of Van Gogh

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  • Coach car park
    1 parking spots
  • Maestro
General

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A moving tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, the "Maison du Marais", where the artist lived from August 1879 to October 1880, now welcomes visitors from throughout the world.

Dedicated to the man destined to become one of the 19th century's greatest painters, this venue was a major milestone in the life of the master.

The scenographic museum itinerary retracing the life of Van Gogh leads visitors through the house that witnessed the birth of a vocation.

The interior still echoes to the presence of the painter, with copies of his extensive correspondence, the story of how the house was saved from ruin by a group of volunteers from the Tourist Office with the aid of the Van Gogh family (1972-1975), a film (EN, FR, NL, DE) on his life and, in particular, his stay in the Borinage mining area, where he shared the harsh living conditions of the miners, an interactive, multilingual terminal and an "ambience" room.

Mons Town Council is particularly proud to present an original work by Van Gogh at the museum, entitled
"The Diggers" (inspired by Millet, in 1880), purchased at Sotheby’s in London.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    From Tuesday to Sunday: from 10.00 to 16.00 • Closed on 25/12 and 1/01
  • Price
    adults €4 - students / 60+ €3 - children (<12) €1 • Family (max. 2 adults and 5 children): €2/pers.
  • Tour length

    1 hr

Information for groups

  • Price
    (min. 10 people) adults / students / 60+: €3 - children (<12) €1
  • Guided tour
    (max. 20 people) from Tuesday to Saturday: €50/group - Sundays, Bank holidays and evenings: €65/group • Prior booking required (065/40.53.48)
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Itinerary

  • By car or coach: E19/E42 motorway exit 24 Mons, then follow signs to Cuesmes
    By train: Mons Railway Station, then TEC bus nr. 6