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Francois Duesberg Museum

Sq. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 12, Mons 7000, Belgium
+32 65 36 31 64
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A must do in Belgium!!!

It is simply the BEST collection of fine arts, porcelain, bronzes and clocks of the Empire period... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brussels, Belgium
A wealth of Imperial porcelain splendor

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

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Mons, Belgium
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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, Mons 7000, Belgium
+32 65 36 31 64
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

2  Thank globetrotter0105
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

2  Thank FedericoCarminati
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

2  Thank Qsnhpp Q
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

3  Thank Qsnhpp Q
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.

2  Thank Letizia01
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

1  Thank Waltzy M
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...More

2  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 20 September 2015

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

Thank Guy H
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.

Thank Nils P
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Dan W
7 July 2015|
Response from ni279 | Property representative |
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
19 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
19 May 2015|
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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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