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Shrovetide in the Museum

From 19th to 21st February, the Carnival of Binche will make the hearts of all inhabitants vibrate. While the whole town will be celebrating, confettis will be thrown into the air, music will resound in the atmosphere and the wooden clogs will stomp on the cobblestones, the International Carnival and Mask Museum will also be in on it. 


During the three days of Shrovetide (Jours gras), the Museum will be open without interruption from 9.30 a.m to 6 p.m. We will be closed on Ash Wednesday (22th February). 



  • Because in Mexico death is celebrated, our temporary exhibition « Día de Muertos » presents the Day of the Dead in Mexico.  
  • Experience the magic of the Carnival of Binche as if you were there, in our Interpretation Centre dedicated to this tradition.
  • Make a fascinating journey through the masking practices of the whole world by visiting our exhibition « Masks from all over the world».
  • In our exhibition « Carnival and folklore of Wallonia », you can travel to the heart of Wallonia and discover the big fires, the fairs, the folk marches and the carnivals of this land rich in folklore.


Are you looking for a particular book, a souvenir or an original gift ? Visit our museum shop ! Before or after your visit to the museum or even without visiting it (the museum shop is accessible to everybody via the main entrance).  

For more information about our museum shop : 

    • 064/33 57 41
    • accueil@museedumasque.be