The Molenbeek History Museum (MoMuse) is housed in the large eclectic-style building constructed between 1878 and 1880 by architect Joachim Benoît to host the Academy of Drawing. Launched in 2004, the museum’s mission is to showcase objects acquired or received by the municipal council, all of which have a close connection with the history of Molenbeek. In so doing, it aims to give residents a better understanding of how their municipality has developed over time. The collections already include around a thousand items, which are currently being inventoried, as well as 2,000 postcards and 1,500 photographs. The museum also has a documentation centre featuring 1,500 publications that can be accessed by researchers, journalists and others. The MoMuse aspires to become a tool for social cohesion and a place of openness where everyone feels represented. (Listed 18/07/1996)
Guided tours: Sat. & Sun. at 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30. Tour of the permanent exhibition with interaction between the guide and visitors. The focus will be on meeting points – real or imagined – within the city, and the public will be invited to contribute their own ideas and perspectives as part of an informal and fruitful discussion.
Discussion and creativity forum: Sat. & Sun., 13:00 to 18:00 (duration: 30 minutes). This will be an opportunity to discuss, write about or draw your public meeting places (parks, squares, cafés, etc.) as well as more subjective spaces, places that have a special significance for you, where you feel connected to other people.
Sat. & Sun., 13:00 to 18:00
Rue Mommaerts/Mommaertsstraat 2A, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
By reservation only
Accessible with assistance