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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luc steffens (7 months ago)
Very nice audio support, our 6y old had a lot fun listening. Covid safe policies. Great work!
chris tanghe (8 months ago)
Very instructive about the importance of Tongeren and the region in Gallo-Roman times. A must visit when around Architecture of the museum is also impressive.
Liam Tahaney (11 months ago)
Such a nice museum. Not the hugest collection, but highly localizes which makes for a very interesting experience. A very detailed audio guide available for both adults and children allows this museum to offer an interactive and experience for the whole family.
Caroline Hekkert (12 months ago)
This is a very good museum with a focus on history for young and old. The museum has a good permanent collection with archeological find of the region . There are often temporary expositions that are incredibly good.
Kristof Van der Haegen (12 months ago)
Very nice museum, the permanent exhibition is a bit out-dated, but the temporary one is state of the art! Huge building, very spacy, a lot of information to be seen and heard. The free audio guides are a big bonus. Tip: park your car on the free parking lot De Motten from where it is a 5 minute walk.
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