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Francois Duesberg Museum

Sq. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 12 | Entrée par le n° 2 de la Rue de la Houssière, Mons 7000, Belgium
+32 65 36 31 64
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unique in Belgium

for collectors of Napoleon period. Imperial style of clocks, porcelain, bronzes. If you look... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
I4998ZUjp
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Brussels, Belgium
Superb museum with an infinity of clocks, bronzes and tableware of the Napoleon period.

Close to the gothic St Waudru cathedral, on Roosevelt square. This is the most unbelievable expert... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jeanpierretassignon
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Zug, Switzerland
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This outstanding museum of Decorative Arts (from 1775 to 1825) exhibits not only a prestigious collection of clocks (more than 300 ! ) including the largest ensemble of pendules "Au bon sauvage" (exotic subjects in patinated and ormoulu bronzes) in the world, but also exceptional French gilt bronzes,porcelains (from Paris and Brussels including marvels painted by viruoso Frederic-Theodor(e) FABER),silver,jewellery and other very rare objects. You will discover the way of living in Paris from the time of Louis XVI to Napoleon Ier and Charles X. An astonishing and dazzling beautiful visit !!! Michelin 2 stars for the whole Museum and above it: 2 specific stars for the "extraordinary collection of clocks" and, since 2015, 2 more stars for the "marvelous collections of porcelains" !!! 3 times worth seeing : a MUST !
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Sq. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 12 | Entrée par le n° 2 de la Rue de la Houssière, Mons 7000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

for collectors of Napoleon period. Imperial style of clocks, porcelain, bronzes. If you look furthermore you will also find a collection of silver judaica torah pointers ...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the gothic St Waudru cathedral, on Roosevelt square. This is the most unbelievable expert collection of decorative artwork belonging to a relatively short period in French history: the ascension and fall of Napoleon I, about 30 years. Mr Duesberg, the collector and owner,...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

astonishing collection that will amaze you. the clocks and porcelain are just tremendous along with all the other many and varied high quality artifacts; all crammed into a well lit and easily viewable museum. Parking is easy.

4  Thank sathome
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

It is simply the BEST collection of fine arts, porcelain, bronzes and clocks of the Empire period and more generally the first part of the 19th century that I have ever seen!! And to know that this is all done by a passionated couple with...More

4  Thank aureliediegidio
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Not a must see, but definitely worth a visit if one is interested in French china of the Napoleonic era and subsequently.

3  Thank globetrotter0105
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This museum is an unexpected jewel in Mons. The pieces of the collection are absolutely superb and this should be much more known and publicized. Not to mention that you are welcome by the man who put it all together single handedly, the Baron Duesberg...More

3  Thank FedericoCarminati
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit to this captivating museum. Every glass box is full of wonderful objects, harmoniously assembled, each with a unique history. I look forward to my next visit. In the meantime I will certainly visit the Liege collection (I just learned the...More

3  Thank Qsnhpp Q
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The exposition is very interesting. Lots of luxury objects from napoleons time. You are welcome by the owner himself, a baron that spent his life in building up this collection. Not having heirs what will happen to the collection? The baron doesn't know yet, hopefully...More

4  Thank Qsnhpp Q
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

A wonderful collection of decorative arts from 1775 to 1825. We were warmly greeted by the owner Baron Francois Duesberg. The museum was highlight of our weekend visit to Mons. We have a signed catalogue from the Baron as a lasting memory.

4  Thank Letizia01
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is a most beautiful museum, brought about by a very dedicated and passionate collector who deserves to be applauded for sharing his collection with us. Mons should be proud to have such fine works of art in its city, and promote them. Indeed, I...More

3  Thank Waltzy M
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Dan W
7 July 2015|
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Hi, Opening on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 14h00 to 19h00 And of course on request to +32 (0)65 36 31 64 for groups. Kind Regards
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michael h
20 May 2015|
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Yes indeed. But this can only be bought at the reception of this 3 x 2 stars Michelin Museum. The owners of these private collections are now more than 80 years old and put all their energy to keep their museum alive and... More
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michael h
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Dear Sir, You 'll find baron François Duesberg's email on the dedicated Websites (eg TripAdvisor in French) We hope this may help you. With best regards, MDM
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