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Mundaneum

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Address: Rue de Nimy 76, Mons 7000, Belgium
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This was a very interesting museum. You can see lots of history of collection and representation of information. That might sound a bit dull, but there's a big focus on visual... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
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Stavanger, Norway
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Avelgem, Belgium
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Mundaneum is a true discovery in every sense of the word. One gets to see how people dealt with knowledge, infographics, statistics, infomapping long before the internet era. A must when visiting Mons and simply a wonderful site to visit both with families, children, groups, etc.

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Stavanger, Norway
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This was a very interesting museum. You can see lots of history of collection and representation of information. That might sound a bit dull, but there's a big focus on visual representation, which makes it much better. When I was visiting it was only 40 minutes before they closed, so I got free access to the museum. The staff was... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Interesting to see how a man put so much effort in collection all data of his time frame. Great stories and interesting temp exhibition showing data as art.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is frankly one of the most interesting museums I have visited. it illustrates excellently the story about Otlet who with a late 19th century commitment, vision, and talent but also very naively believes that the driving force in developing our society is information - and not money, not power and not interaction of people. He constructs a system of... More 

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Neumarkt im Muehlkreis, Austria
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

One of the most interesting and unusual museum's we've ever visited! Many helpful people who would explain everything there is to know about it.

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Madrid
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185 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Visited in a large group (over 20) and had a guided tour. Whilst the guide was enthusiastic, it would have been better to go round at our own pace. Some really interesting things, can easily spend and hour here.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

La Fontaine and Otlet envisaged a town that housed the world's information and encouraged collaboration and peace between all countries. The methods described by Otlet using telephones, TV screens and a central storage facility for information predates the formation of the World Wide Web and is incredible to see! Was expecting more about the men themselves but there are archives... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2015

A must seen with children, if you visit Mons which is a little bit a counterpart of Bruges but in Wallonia. The visit of the museum doesn't need to take much time, but it explains the idea of a Belgian Nobel price winner..

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