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Francois Duesberg Museum

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Address: Sq. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 12, Mons 7000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 65 36 31 64
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14:00 - 19:00
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Tue 14:00 - 19:00
Thu 14:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This outstanding museum of Decorative Arts (from 1775 to 1825) exhibits not...

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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Napoleonic exposition, touching wellcome

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 this will become a museum in Mons. Touching story...

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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

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Brussels
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 believe this is one of the best collections of its type in Europe. Do make... More 

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Lasne, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

One can be mesmerized by the beauty by just walking through it in less than an hour. But one could just as well spend as much time relishing each and evry object. It is unbelievable that the city of Mons wants to do away with the museum because it competes with other museums in the area. Belgium is the country... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Expensive pieces of art and craftmanship from the periode 1775 till 1825.Specially golden clocks decorated with human figures.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Pipes, clocks, jewels, pieces from the Napoleon period etc. What we missed was a good guide. No information in English or German. It would have been so more interesting if we ha been able to learn about the articles displayed.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

3 big rooms full of treasures in a very well kept aristocratic house in the centre of Mons. The museum is really worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Beautiful collection and worth visiting the museum. We enjoyed the rare and very exquist art that is aviablable to the public.

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3 Thank Sjk K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

A very unique collection which should be preserved - the product of a passionate couple. Has also a pedagogical dimension, on European history, arts and humans.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

The Francois Duesberg Museum contains a dazzling collection of astonishing and beautiful clocks, porcelain, fans, furniture, objets d'art of all kinds etc. It is really worth a visit. We were mesmerised with the sheer volume and quality of the collection, which has been collected by one man and his wife and is still privately owned by him. It by far... More 

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