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Musee Provincial des Arts Anciens du Namurois
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Small but interesting

There are only a few rooms in this museum but the contents are beautiful. The intricate carving on... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Cath K
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

Small museum, but packed full of nice stuff, from paintings and sculptures to beautiful metalwork... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Quite a nice small museum if you like Medieval and Renessaince history and art. They have some really beautiful church treasures from the 11-13th century, the so-called Oignies treasure. Unfortunately, only this room with the Oignies treasure has information in English, the rest of the museum hasn't.

Thank TCuperus
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Filled with goodies that never found their way into the Louvre. Namur is everything good about Paris without the rudeness and the poodle poo.

Thank peery
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Passing through Namur, be sure to drop in at that Museum where you will find one of the most stunning collection of 12th C Mosan art (art from the region of the Meuse, the river that flows through Namur and goes on to Liege and Maastricht, and was in the Middle Ages a centre of high religion, commerce, culture and art).

It takes about 30 min to see the Treasure and you will be amazed at the sheer beauty, the craftsmanship, the heavenly materials in these objects, most of them made by Brother Hugo of Oignies in the late 1100s, the rest of them by his workshop. Soon after that burst of creative brilliance, the Mosan region fell quiet on the artistic front, its metalworkers mainly working to produce utilitarian objects.

Thank ClaireFairhaven
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

What a lovely little museum, on the ground floor some exquisitely detailed metal work, some lovely wood carvings and some interesting paintings, well worth a visit.,

Thank Marie K
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Perhaps now most well known for the fabulous 13th century silverware Trésor d'Oignies (see separate TripAdvisor entries), there is much else to see at this lovely provincial museum: from some amazing wood sculpture altar pieces (one in particular - I speak from an artistic, not religious perspective), great brassware, interesting 16th century paintings (watch out for the repeated motif in those by Bles) and much more that one would more or less expect. Panels on the ground floor give much of the background (I think only in French). None of it is too extensive and so one can cover quite a bit of variety in a 1-1½ hours.

We also visited the temporary exhibition of more modern art in the gallery at the roadside end of the courtyard, which was well worth doing and provided a good contrast.

The museum is right off one of the min shopping roads in the centre of Namur.

Thank Peter G
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