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Musée d'Histoire et des Arts décoratifs

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History museum
Location type: History museum
Location address: Belgique, Tournai, Rue Saint-Martin, 50
Number of texts: 2
3 stars

Musée d’Histoire et des Arts décoratifs
Rue Saint-Martin 50, 7500 Tournai

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Located in an 18th-century building, this museum focuses on the famous Tournai porcelain industry, which reached its height in the 18th and 19th centuries. Porcelain from Tournai is unique because of the aesthetic quality of its adornments (blue, pink or green birds and flowers; silver or gold line along the rim…) and colours (purple, green or cobalt blue camaïeu). The absolute masterpiece of the museum is the service called « aux oiseaux de Buffon », commissioned by the Duke of Orléans. On the first floor you can admire the work of Tournai goldsmiths and tinsmiths, as well as an important collection of coins minted in Tournai from the 12th to the 17th century for the kings of France and Spain. Free admittance every 1st Sunday of the month.

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Le Musée d’histoire et des Arts décoratifs (Musée de la porcelaine)
+3269332353

fax+3269216221
http://www.tournai.be
Rue Saint-Martin 50, 7500 Tournai

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