Musée de Nimy - Carrefour de la céramique

Museum ,  Museum / interpretation centre at Nimy

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  • The primary goal of the Musée de Nimy is to collect and safeguard everything to do with the industrial history of the old village of Nimy. It has now become the specialist ceramics centre of the Mons-Borinage region and the departments of Nord and Pas-de-Calais. The collections belonging to the Musée de Nimy cover 3 main themes: - The ceramics developed more specifically by the creation of the “Route de la Céramique”, or ceramics route, linking Andenne to Desvres, establishing the most famous earthenware and porcelain manufacturers in the Mons-Borinage region (Thulin, Saint-Ghislain, Wasmuël and Baudour, with the main hub being Nimy) and part of Northern France (including Onnaing, Saint-Amand-les-Eaux and Ferrière-la-Petite). - the clay pipe collections of Nimy (Nihoul, Scouflaire, Croquet) and the world, along with other smoking items. - Objects relating to Nimy’s main industries (Les Ateliers Lebrun, Les Tubes de Nimy etc.) and local folklore. The custodian of parts of the ceramic section’s collection belonging to the former Musée du Centenaire (Mons), the museum will introduce you to the most famous factories in the Mons region - Borinage (Baudour, Nimy, Thulin, Saint-Ghislain, Wasmuël etc.) and part of France (Onnaing, St-Amand-les-Eaux, Ferrière-la-Petite etc.), as well as an impressive collection of clay pipes.

    The museum is open on Saturday and Sunday from the beginning of April to the end of October from 14.00 to 18.00. It is open on other days with prior reservation.
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
  • Documentation
  • Rates
  • Adult
    From 3 €