in Chièvres

Rural Life Museum

In a 17th-century farm, renovated in the 19th century, 42 rooms tell stories about the tough life of our ancestors. The museum shows the techniques and living conditions in the countryside in an authentic setting. Collection of old implements. Audio-visual guides for iPod are available at the reception so you can enjoy the stories of locals and have an entertaining and instructive visit.

The former village school is the room that meets with most success! Your visit ends in "Au barbechin", an authentically furnished café where you can savour a regional craft beer. Weather permitting, you can enjoy the terrace in the farmyard. You can see threshing, goat milking, traditional bread baking and many other activities during our demonstrations on the last weekend of July.

ACTIVITIES: "Le musée s'anime" (demonstrations on the last weekend of July).

Individual timetables :

From May to September : Tuesday to Thursday from 1 pm to 4 pm - Sunday and bank holidays from 2.30 pm to 7 pm.

Timetables for groups :

Throughout the year, by appointment.Maximum 100 persons.

Price :

  • Adults : 3€
  • Children : 2€


  • Parking
  • Table de pique-nique
  • WC

Spoken languages

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Languages of the visit

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