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Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum

Place Alix de Rosoit, Lessines 7860, Belgium
+32 68 33 24 03
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Woaw what a place! Rescued at the very last minute by one hero!

It was an old derelict part of the historic little town, the kind of grey crumbling medieval... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Superb frozen in time

This "hospital" is a time capsule frozen in time that is as important from a history point of view... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Ignace D
Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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Place Alix de Rosoit, Lessines 7860, Belgium
+32 68 33 24 03
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was an old derelict part of the historic little town, the kind of grey crumbling medieval quarter. Unloved... and ready to be torn down for new parking (YIKES). Fortunately ONE passionate local gentleman saw it's potential, lobbied and battled until the Walloon region stepped...More

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This "hospital" is a time capsule frozen in time that is as important from a history point of view as the one in Beaune but much less known and thus much less visited, which is a shame. Short drive from Brussels but very much worth...More

Thank Ignace D
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Excellent in situ museum. Had a visit with a few students for a guided tour in English. Totally recommend this beautifully renovated historical first hospital in Europe!

Thank M T
Reviewed 10 August 2016

One of the jewels of Belgium for sure. You just can't imagine what you will find inside. The architecture, the richness of collections and ... the Chapel! Don't miss it!

Thank SebastienHouze
Reviewed 28 July 2016

If I were teaching in school, I would have definitely included a visit to this hospital into a school program. The museum includes not only a big collection of various medications, cans, creams etc, but a real rooms where people were cured, where they were...More

Thank anastasia_rusbel
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very interesting and unique museum, very well presented and organised. A must if you are in the area.

Thank jacquesve
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Wonderful museum covering all aspects of life for the poor of Lessines if they had the misfortune to need hospital care. Lovely staff who are interested in you and your experience. Great cafe in the courtyard, a lovely place to sit and eat on a...More

Thank huytonhoofer .
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We visited as part of a large party, the guides were very knowledgeable and made the visit very interesting. It was not easy for the disabled members of our party to get everywhere, but the lift made it possible for them to see most things....More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 15 April 2015

When you are accompanied by a guide when visiting the museum you will become overwhelmed by teh detailled histories. In our situation teh guideexplained to much and went to far in detail, but you are not obliged to stay interessted of course. The restaurant was...More

Thank geert_wittenberg
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This is a gem hidden away in the small town of Lesssines, the tour around the former hospital, which takes around 2 hours, at your own pace, shows how things were over a 700 hundred year period. Medicines, Implements, and Techniques, they make your eyes...More

Thank PudseyBasingstoke
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