Museums & Heritage

Boatmen's quarter and its ecomuseum "Le Thudo"

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Boatmen's quarter and its ecomuseum "Le Thudo"


In 1936, in Thuin there were 1,104 boatmen heads of families for fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. The former boatmen mainly occupy this neighbourhood and have decorated the house fronts or gardens with objects from their boats: a boat’s name plate, a hatch made into a letterbox, an anchor, etc. With their close houses built from rubble stone and bricks from the region, the narrow streets are waiting to be explored. There are information panels along the walk. You can get a map from the Thuin Tourist Office.

Average length of visit : 45min


  • Adult : 3€

  • Child : 1€

  • Senior : 2€

Opening hours

From 01 July to 31 August, Weekend & 21/07 - 15/08: from 14:00 to 18:00

Services & facilities

  • Cafeteria
  • Parking
  • Coach park

For groups

Visit the museum barge ‘Le Thudo’ onboard which you will discover the life of the boatmen, the construction of canal boats, many objects from the canals of yore, the helmsman’s cabin and the accommodation which has been kept authentic. And discover the history of the Sambre within the Quartier des Bateliers (boatmen’s neighbourhood).  

Between 15 and 50 people

Average length of visit : 1h30


Between 7.5€ and 8€

Visit languages

  • English

  • French

  • Dutch

Opening hours

All year round on appointement