in Lessines

The Hospital Our Lady with the Rose

Founded in 1242, this mediaeval hospital has retained its appearance as well as its furniture from the 16th and 17th centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate is listed in Wallonia's major heritage register, and represents eight centuries of medicine and history in its 20 entirely restored rooms. The highlight of your visit is a tour of the two wards which paint an excellent picture of how medicine was practiced in the past and of its evolution!

In a contemporary style, the museum displays precious and authentic artefacts, medical instruments from a bygone era and a rich collection of pharmaceutical products. Before or after your visit to the museum you can see 200 different species of medicinal plants in the garden.

In 2010 the hospital won the Belgian Museum Award and the Public Award, which demonstrates the quality and dynamism of its team. Individual visits with audio guide or "NDLR" application for iPhone to be downloaded from the App store. Guided visits and conferences. Large gift shop and bookshop. Cafeteria and terrace.

Individual timetables :

Open the whole year Tuesdays to Fridays from 14:00 to 18:00, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 14:00 to 18:30. Closed at Mondays and between Christmas and New Year's day.

Audio guide and tablet available in French, Dutch, English, German, Spanish and Italian.Guided tours at weekends at 15:00 in French (and Dutch only on Sunday at 3 pm).Nocturnal visits in July and August on the 4th Friday of the month (on reservation).

Timetables for groups :

Reception every day (except Mondays) from 09:30 to 18:00. Evening visits can also be organized, subject to slightly different conditions.Minimum 10 persons - Maximum 200 persons

Price :

  • Adults : 13€
  • Children : 8€
  • Seniors : 12€
  • Article 27 : 1,25€


  • Auditorium
  • Boutique
  • Parking
  • Table de pique-nique
  • Vestiaire
  • WC
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Spoken languages

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Languages of the visit

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