Gallo-Roman Museum

Tongeren, Belgium

The Gallo-Roman Museum is dedicated to the prehistorical times and Roman age of the region in South West Flanders. The museum was established in 1954 and received its modern building in 1994. In 2011, it was awarded as the European Museum of the Year. The permanent exhibition starts with the first humans in the region, the Neanderthals. It presents following cultures of hunters and several waves of farmers. The third floor is dedicated to the Gallo-Roman culture located in Tongeren. The exhibition closes with the first signs of Christianity.



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Amelia Tahaney (11 months ago)
Very nice and reasonably priced museum. The audio tour is included and needed. All three floors are fabulous but I wish I had more time on the third floor. Staff is very kind and knowledgeable.
Ljubica Vidović Jurin (12 months ago)
Educational museum, the collection is impressive. In Museum shop is possible to find interesting things, prices are ok
Neetal Metri (2 years ago)
Great museum for Romans and Neaderthals. They have good audio guides in most popular languages so ot was interesting. They also have interesting audio guide specially for kids. My 9 year old enjoyed listening to interesting facts and quizes. It was about 2 hours visit by was nice. The staff is super politeand friendly. Clean toilets but not sure about restaurants. I didnot find any. But near the museum there are many nice places to eat.
Nancy Kempeneers (2 years ago)
A smooth museum experience with thousands of artifacts on display from prehistoric to ancient times. Displays are in Dutch but audio guides were available in multiple languages. There were even free postcards given away at the end of the exhibit.
luc steffens (3 years ago)
Very nice audio support, our 6y old had a lot fun listening. Covid safe policies. Great work!
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