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The ground floor (temporarily closed due to renovation works) and part of the first floor host the temporary exhibitions of the museum.

 

On the first floor you can find:

- the carnival of Binche. Visit the “Gallery of Binche” tracing back the evolution of the Binche carnival by means of old photographs. It also shows the different stages of the carnival cycle. For individual visitors, there are audio-guides in English, French and Dutch available.

- the carnivals of Wallonia (Stavelot, Malmedy, Fosses-la-Ville etc.).

- "European masks. A living heritage". For individual visitors, there are audio-guides in English, French and Dutch available.

Closed as of 10 September 2014



 

The second floor is entirely dedicated to the pedagogical section.
 

As the children of today will be the adults of tomorrow, we have to arouse their interest in culture by initiating them into the functions of a museum, by showing them the different materials masks are made of and by explaining to them the functions of masked rites. They are also taken to the heart of Binche and its carnival (recognised by Unesco in 2003) via the work of the craftsmen who keep this tradition up.

The journey continues leading the children through the five continents in the company of zoomorphic masks which certainly are ludic and amusing, but which, at the same time, are vehicles of multiple symbols and have important missions.

Pedagogical file on the website.

Workshops, children’s birthday parties and holiday activities take place on the second floor. Shortly the museum will also offer workshops for adults.