Walloon Folk Museum

The Musée de la Vie Wallone (Walloon Folk Museum) portrays many aspects of the social history of the French-speaking community in Belgium from the early nineteenth century onwards. Its collection of more than ten thousand artefacts includes tools used by craftsmen and farm workers, toys, clothing, furniture, household utensils, vehicles and items from a range of voluntary organisations. Much of the collection relates to the history of the city of Liège and the surrounding area. A puppet theatre is a well-known and popular part of the museum, and a speciality of the shop is the provision of Walloon delicacies including chocolate, pékèt (alcohol) and sirop de Liège. The museum holds many documents relating to its collections, and has more than 100,000 photographic images, including a collection by the celebrated photographer Gustave Marissaux (1872-1929) of mining subjects. Marissaux was born in the nearby industrial community of Seraing. The museum is located in a former monastery near the centre of Liège.

Walloon Folk Museum
Musée de la Vie Wallone
Cours des Mineurs
4020 Liége
Belgium
+32 (0) 4 - 2379060
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