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Francois Duesberg Museum

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Intimate, charming, unique private collection, a wonderfull moment. Si vous aimez le romantique, le calme et la beauté

Le charme d'une collection privé dans une maison bourgeoise élégante aux couleurs chaleureuses et... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marianne H
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I’ve had the privilege of visiting top museums around the world and this collection is one of those... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
rongroseliu
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This outstanding museum of Decorative Arts (from 1775 to 1825) exhibits not only a prestigious collection of clocks (more than 300 ! ) including the largest ensemble of pendules "Au bon sauvage" (exotic subjects in patinated and ormoulu bronzes) in...more
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Sq. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 12 | Entrée par le n° 2 de la Rue de la Houssière, Mons 7000, Belgium
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+32 65 36 31 64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Le charme d'une collection privé dans une maison bourgeoise élégante aux couleurs chaleureuses et servant remarquablement l'exposition de cette collection. Ce musée a été créé manifestement par un couple éduqué, éclairé qui nous donne l'impression de nous accueillir en leur maison pour une tasse de...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve had the privilege of visiting top museums around the world and this collection is one of those rare in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy up-close and likely personal, pieces that you’d have to compete against hordes of tourists for elsewhere and have been sought...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rongroseliu
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The museum is focusing on Napoleon and is patronage of artists .They were the Empire's court suppliers, including bronze casters, clockmakers, goldsmiths, porcelain manufacturers and cabinetmakers. The collection is wonderfull and in good condition, probably unique in the world.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank arlette p
Reviewed 13 July 2018

for collectors of Napoleon period. Imperial style of clocks, porcelain, bronzes. If you look furthermore you will also find a collection of silver judaica torah pointers ...

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank I4998ZUjp
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Close to the gothic St Waudru cathedral, on Roosevelt square. This is the most unbelievable expert collection of decorative artwork belonging to a relatively short period in French history: the ascension and fall of Napoleon I, about 30 years. Mr Duesberg, the collector and owner,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank jeanpierretassignon
Reviewed 10 January 2018

astonishing collection that will amaze you. the clocks and porcelain are just tremendous along with all the other many and varied high quality artifacts; all crammed into a well lit and easily viewable museum. Parking is easy.

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank sathome
Reviewed 18 November 2017

It is simply the BEST collection of fine arts, porcelain, bronzes and clocks of the Empire period and more generally the first part of the 19th century that I have ever seen!! And to know that this is all done by a passionated couple with...More

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank aureliediegidio
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Not a must see, but definitely worth a visit if one is interested in French china of the Napoleonic era and subsequently.

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank globetrotter0105
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This museum is an unexpected jewel in Mons. The pieces of the collection are absolutely superb and this should be much more known and publicized. Not to mention that you are welcome by the man who put it all together single handedly, the Baron Duesberg...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank FedericoCarminati
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit to this captivating museum. Every glass box is full of wonderful objects, harmoniously assembled, each with a unique history. I look forward to my next visit. In the meantime I will certainly visit the Liege collection (I just learned the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank Qsnhpp Q
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Dan W
7 July 2015|
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Hi, Opening on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 14h00 to 19h00 And of course on request to +32 (0)65 36 31 64 for groups. Kind Regards
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michael h
20 May 2015|
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Yes indeed. But this can only be bought at the reception of this 3 x 2 stars Michelin Museum. The owners of these private collections are now more than 80 years old and put all their energy to keep their museum alive and... More
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michael h
20 May 2015|
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Dear Sir, You 'll find baron François Duesberg's email on the dedicated Websites (eg TripAdvisor in French) We hope this may help you. With best regards, MDM
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