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Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

Enclos St. Martin, Tournai, Belgium
+32 69 22 20 43
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible10%
5 Feb 2017
“Rubbish place, a complete rip-off at 10€ a person”
15 Jan 2017
“A remarkable place”
Enclos St. Martin, Tournai, Belgium
+32 69 22 20 43
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Totally disgusted with the price, the state and very minimal amount of art in this beautiful building of Horta. The main exhibition was of the artist Pitxot, and, presumablely to accommodate his work, all kinds of sculptures and statues were just shoved into the foyer...More

Thank joove
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We where lucky to visit the temporary Pitxot-Dali exhibition. It was impressive to find it in this little pearl of a museum.

Thank Lars414
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The building from outside doesn't look great. It looks better inside but the walls could be painted in lighter colours. The entry was free. There are couple of interesting paintings and drawings. If this museum was in Paris or London I would be called "hidden...More

Thank t0m261
Reviewed 29 August 2016

When I first came to Belgium 25 years ago, I read somewhere that the Musée des Beaux Arts in Tournai was second only to the one in Brussels, and finally, after all these years, we went there. I had read reviews here saying how rather...More

1  Thank ClaireinBrussels
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The museum is housed in a purpose built building designed by Horta, and is indeed very pleasant inside. However, the building is not used maximum effect and could do with some renovation. The work of arts are thematically displayed, which is a bit random, as...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Ok; so the walls are crazy bright colors and there is a huge resin hippo with butterfly wings attached (think Fantasia) suspended from the ceiling in the main rotunda. This is a mix of art as stated in other reviews but there are some significant...More

2  Thank Prepcook
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I hate to leave a negative review but this place is a mess. One of the most bizarre and odd museums I've been to with a mish-mash of art scattered about in random order. No rhyme or reason at all!

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 29 April 2016

A must visit for the strange experience. Very low entrance fee, so buy a ticket and be amazed. It's a mix of art, with some nice pieces of Manet, Van Gogh, Rubens etc in a strange museum with lack of presentation skills. The museum was...More

Thank rayodelsol
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The building is a magnificent art-nouveau building, purpose designed as a museum but it can use some renovation. The collection is a strange mix in a bizarre presentation. There are 3 impressionist paintings that catched my eye.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 28 July 2015

if there is a manual how to mess up a museam they followed it to the letter. there are for instance big size paintings from Louis Gallait but tne middle of hall is blocked by a mysterious black square in order to go prevent you...More

1  Thank Rudi C
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