Aubechies-Beloeil Archeosite® and Museum

Rue de l'Abbaye 1y - 7972 Aubechies

Aubechies-Beloeil Archeosite® and Museum

  • Car park
  • Coach car park
    5 parking spots
  • Dogs admitted
  • Maestro
  • Visa/MasterCard
General

General

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The Aubechies-Beloeil Archeosite and Museum leads visitors on an exciting 5,000-year journey into history!.

A genuine open-air museum, it realistically portrays the daily life of the successive inhabitants of our regions, through reconstructions based on numerous archaeological digs.

The Prehistoric age is illustrated by Neolithic dwellings (the first farmers and breeders) from the Bronze and Iron Ages.After stopping off at a Gallic house, you will discover the Gallo-Roman era, with a temple, necropolis, villa and barge (flat-bottomed boat).

The Léonce Demarez Interpretation Centre for Ancient Religions and Beliefs unveils the polytheistic religions practised in Northern Gaul until the dawn of Christianity.

The site comes to life on Sunday afternoons from mid-April to mid-October, with various craft demonstrations (bone carving, weaving, pottery, forging, bronze melting, Gallic cooking, etc.).

The last weekend of August is dedicated to experimental archaeology, with demonstrations of military manoeuvres, gladiator fights, etc.

Disabled access.

Shop selling books, jewellery and archaeological reproductions.

Playground and cafeteria.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    Weekdays all year round from 9.00 to 17.00 • Also open Sundays and bank holidays from 14.00 to 18.00 from mid-April to mid-October • July and August: weekdays from 9.00 to 18.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00 on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays • Closed between 24/12/2020 and 10/01/2021.
  • Price
    adults €9.50 - children (4-12) €3.50 - children (<4) free of charge
  • Guided tour

    In French on Sundays and bank holidays from mid-April to mid-October (every day in July and August)

  • Tour length

    Self-guided tour: 2 hrs • Guided tour: 1 hr (+ 20-minute presentation film)

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Friday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Saturday - 0:00
    • Sunday - 0:00
  • Price
    adults: €5.50 (1 hr) - €8.50 (2 hrs) - €11 (3 hrs) • School groups: €4.50 (1 hr) - €7.50 (2 hrs) - €9.50 (3 hrs)
  • Guided tour
    Guided tours in EN, FR, NL subject to prior booking • Module 1: Prehistory (1 hr) - Module 2: Gallo-Roman Period (1 hr) - Module 3: Museum (1 hr)
  • Information
    • 5 packages available for adults, including tasting of "Cervoise" Gallic beer
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Map

Itinerary

  • Mons - Tournai motorway (E42): exit Blaton, then follow the signs
    Brussels - Lille motorway (A8): exit Frasnes, then follow the signs.
Events

Events

  • 2020
    Aug
    28
    2020
    Aug
    30
    Weekend of Experimental Archaeology in Aubechies
    Weekend of Experimental Archaeology in Aubechies

    Experience demonstrations of traditional activities, experimental archaeology, lots of entertainment and concerts. In Aubechies on 23 and 24/08/14!

    This unique event allows Belgian and foreign archaeologists and experimenters to gather together in order to share their latest research in this field.

    Throughout the weekend you can discover shows, entertainment and experimental archaeology demonstrations organised by historical re-enactment companies: Gallic entertainment, gladiator fights, Roman military exercises and more.