Museums & Heritage

Ham-sur-Heure Castle and its Crafts and Rural Life Museum

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Ham-sur-Heure Castle and its Crafts and Rural Life Museum

Description

Listed in 1936, this beautiful building was originally erected on a site that had previously been occupied by a Mediaeval fortress, and Louis XIV stayed there in 1667 during the siege of Charleroi. Today it houses the council and benefits offices. The castle is surrounded by a magnificent park in which it is pleasurable to walk. Within the castle’s square tower is the Musée de la Vie Rurale et Artisanale (Rural Life and Craft Museum) where visitors can (re)discover the secrets of manufacturing “balles pelotes”, objects produced by the Beignée glassworks or local lace and embroidery. You can also learn about the traditional rural craft trades, through many objects and documents: farrier, nailer, carpenter, slater, tanner, manufacturing of “balles pelotes”, lace, household objects, etc. There is also a room dedicated to the Saint-Roch folk procession.

Average length of visit : 45min

Prices

  • Adult : 2.5€

  • Child : 1€

> 12 year: 2€

Opening hours

Modalities Covid-19: booking by phone or e-mail. Face mask mandatory.

From 11 April to 27 Juny & from 12 September to 24 October, 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month : from 14:30 to 18:30

Visit languages

  • French

Services & facilities

  • Coach stop
  • Parking
  • Coach park
  • Toilets

For groups

Between 10 and 20 people

Average length of visit : 1h30

Prices

Until 2€

Visit languages

  • French

Opening hours

All year round on appointement