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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georginamgo (20 months ago)
I have been in this museum several times. Every year they organise a top exhibition about a theme of antiquity. I consider one of the best places to get close to classical history. The exhibition are always well curated, with lost of explanations and interactive devices. The permanent collection is rather scant of artifacts but also well designed. The staff in particular are super friendly and bother to say hello to visitors. Small but imaginative gift shop. It had a cafe that was closed this time. All in all a small museum that I well come back to and is very recommendable.
Günther Beerten (20 months ago)
The permanent exhibition was interesting. Learned a lot. The temporary one about stonehenge was less interesting. I learned a few things but there was a lot of repeating information to make the visit long enough. I could have learned the same in a ten minute youtube video.
Koen De Waele (20 months ago)
Definitely worth a detour. Not only for the permanent collection, in itself quite interesting, but also for the temporary exhibitions. A great place to spend some time with your children, especially the younger ones.
Hugo Moors (2 years ago)
Great museum, our 2 daughters (9 & 12) enjoyed the temporary Stonehenge and permanent exhibition very much, it is one of few museums where they didn't rush the exhibits and they were sad that it was over. Young visitors had their own audio in the Stonehenge exhibit, the workshop (making their own Stonehenge) was interesting too and a sort of treasure hunt on permanent exhibit. For us it was also very interesting.
Erwin Glassée (2 years ago)
Great exposition for interested adults over 35 and fun interactive displays for primary school age, but a little old fashioned for milennials learning-by-doing style in between.
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