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Les Anges de Mons. Beliefs and Apparitions in 14-18

Exhibition in Mons
  • As part of the commemorations of the 110th anniversary of the Battle of Mons in 1914, the Mons Memorial Museum is exploring one of the most sensational supernatural events of the First World War — the appearance of the Angels of Mons.

    The legend of the Angels of Mons, inspired by a story written by Arthur Machen, aroused considerable interest among British readers who were sorely in need of meaning and hope in the early months of the Great War. Depending on the version, the figure of Saint...

    As part of the commemorations of the 110th anniversary of the Battle of Mons in 1914, the Mons Memorial Museum is exploring one of the most sensational supernatural events of the First World War — the appearance of the Angels of Mons.

    The legend of the Angels of Mons, inspired by a story written by Arthur Machen, aroused considerable interest among British readers who were sorely in need of meaning and hope in the early months of the Great War. Depending on the version, the figure of Saint George seems to have appeared accompanied by a host of phantom bowmen or angels dressed in white. 110 years after the Battle of 23 August 1914, this exhibition attempts to understand the popularity of the story by examining the phenomenon of miracles and apparitions that occurred during the war. It tackles the theme of religious sentiment and the need to believe in times of war, as well as decoding the links between culture and propaganda. Why angels? Why, in the unique context of war, did people need to believe? And what do we want to believe in today?

    Exhibition Info

         
    • Free weekend admission between 6-7 July
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    • Free Sunday admission Visit the exhibition for free on the first Sunday of the month
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    • Events and activities taking place around the 23 August to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Battle of Mons

    Visitor Information

    Mons Memorial Museum

    51 Boulevard Dolez, 7000 Mons

    www.monsmemorialmuseum.mons.be

    From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    €9 full price/€6 concession included in the entrance ticket to the Mons Memorial Museum.

    Group visits
         
    • Group visits without a guided tour

    Bookings (Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Call: 065/40.53.46 or email: groupes@ville.mons.be

         
    • Group guided tours Length: 1 hour/€50 during the week, and €65 on Sundays and public holidays
    To make a booking call: 065/40.53.46 or email: groupes@ville.mons.be
     

Schedules
  • From July 6, 2024
    until May 11, 2025
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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