The site enjoyed a second life, becoming the centre for various cultural events. Two contemporary extensions, thanks to architects Pierre Hebbelinck and Pierre de Wit, were added in the same materials as the original, creating a complex of more than 3000 m².
In 2015, this site became the seat of the new Centre d’Interprétation d’Histoire Militaire de Mons (Centre for the Interpretation of Military History of Mons), known as the Mons Memorial Museum (MMM).
A moving flash-back
Upon entering the Mons Memorial Museum, you will make a journey in time and relive the military past of the Mons region. You will discover how soldiers lived on the front and how civilians lived under occupation during the two world wars. From the battle of August 1914 until the liberation in 1918, you will discover the twists and turns of the Great War. Not forgetting the famous legend of the “Angels of Mons”, adapted in cartoon format for the museum. However, the MMM wants to be known as more than just a museum, it is also a place for meetings, intergenerational exchanges and questions.
On the one hand, the Museum offers a vast permanent exhibition that plunges visitors into the heart of daily life in times of war. During the visit, you will go from one testimony to another, the guiding lines of the visit, whether British, American, Canadian, Belgian or German. Interactive maps, letters, notebooks, interviews and videos will animate the many authentic exhibits. These items come from the legacy of veterans after the conflict or were discovered on the battlefields.
On the other hand, you can extend your visit in the temporary exhibition hall. You will often find a military history theme to give you food for thought.
Note that it is also possible to organise conferences and other company events in this historical setting. An auditorium, a multifunctional room and a cafeteria are at your disposal, as well as a projector, flipcharts and Wi-Fi.
Guided visits of the museum are possible through visitMons. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visits available in French, English, Dutch and German
The site is accessible to persons with reduced mobility: thanks to the collaboration with Les Amis des Aveugles (Friends of the Blind), museum guides have been made in Braille as well as other specific adaptations.
Free entry upon presentation of the Mons Card!
Mons Memorial Museum
Boulevard Dolez, 51 – 7000 Mons
Tel.: +32 (0)65/40 53 20