in Tournai

Puppet Centre

Located in the historical centre of the Town of Tournai, Hôtel Peeters houses an atypical museum which is devoted to puppetry arts in all their forms. The Puppet Centre will take you on a voyage of discovery, during which the Centre's hidden treasures will be revealed to you - treasures from the four corners of the earth.

This trip around the world will thus take you in the footsteps of the most popular figures in European puppet theatre, known by the young and the not-so-young alike, but also in the footsteps of the typical characters and techniques found in the puppetry traditions of various African and Asian countries.

Apart from the heritage items stored in the museum, the Puppet Centre offering for visitors also consists not only of various temporary exhibitions, educational events (upon request), creative workshops, but also many shows, training sessions and courses for children and adults.


An unaccompanied tour for families entitled "Jack s'est fait la malle" - the puppet called Jack has disappeared! The only evidence of where he has been are the selfies that he has hidden, here and there, in the museum's rooms. We need you to help him to get back to his designated place amongst the other puppets! During your investigation, you will have to solve riddles, experiment with various puppet handling techniques, observe the puppets in detail, imitate their expressions, touch the material they are made of, and so forth.

Available every day the museum is open. We prefer that you book in advance (by calling us on +32 (0)69 889 140 or by emailing us at

Individual timetables :

Open from Tuesday to Friday, from 9 am to 12.30 and from 2 to 5 pm. During the weekend and bank holidays, from 2 to 6 pm. Closed on Monday.

Free every first Sunday of the month.

Timetables for groups :

By appointment. Minimum 15 persons - Maximum 25 persons.

Price :

  • Adults : 3,5€
  • Children : 3€
  • Article 27 : 1,25€


  • Boutique
  • WC

Spoken languages

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Languages of the visit

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