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Address: Cour de l'Abbaye 1, Stavelot 4970, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 80 88 08 78
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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The general expositing of this old abbey is very interesting, historically. The exposition about the racecircuit in Francorchamps in a terrific bonus! Other expo's not very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The general expositing of this old abbey is very interesting, historically. The exposition about the racecircuit in Francorchamps in a terrific bonus! Other expo's not very interesting.

Thank Omanique
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Though I'm not a petrolhead the museum of motor racing was interesting. My favourite historical exhibits weren't linked to racing at all - the early C20th bicycle with fittings for a Mauser rifle, used by border guards, and a motorbike fitted with a leather bath chair on the front for Milord/Madame and the chauffeur on the bike seat. An exhibition... More 

Thank Jane T
Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

An exhibition about the templar knights, a small one about Guillaume Apollinaire (and his contemporaries) and a larger one about Spa-Francorchamps (cars, bikes, drivers and information about these subjects, make this abbey into a museum where my wife, the teenage boys and I have found something interesting. A very nice activity after half an hour of karting, and before going... More 

Thank Carlo H
Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We started with the history of the Abbey which you could do in great depth (if you listened to all the narratives) or just watch the video screen with synchronised audio. We then went on to the exhibition on Guillaume Apollinaire - French poet and art critic. Again you could spend hours in this area if you wish. After that... More 

Thank Maggie L
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had originally attended to visit the Spa- Francorchamps museum below Abbaye de Stavelot, however, as the admission to the Abbaye was also included in the price we decided to tour the Abbay and we're glad we did, as the history of the beautiful place is very interesting. Would recommend if you have a a hour or... More 

Thank ''Nicola G
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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567 reviews
562 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

In the center of the small town of Stavelot one finds a gorgeous ruin of a cathedral. Behind it is the abbey museum. A collection of racing cars and bikes is displayed in the basement, obviously related to the nearby circuit of Spa-Francorchamps. The ground level is mostly about the history of the abbey. There are many nice videos, and... More 

Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Abbey houses 3 museums; one on the racetrack at Spa- Francorchamps, one on the Abbey and the other houses temporary exhibitions ( at time of writing on Anne Frank ). The entrance fee of 9 Euros allows access to all 3 museums. Not surprisingly the information is in French but English audio-guides are available for the Abbey museum. The... More 

Thank brendan n
Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Nice place to spend the day at. The Abbey display is the most in-depth one. None of this is in english so they give you a audio reader that you have to punch in the number of the display. My audio reader quit working about 1/2 way thru and didn't want to walk all the way to the reception desk... More 

Thank mrsoul
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

it has very interesting collections, if your a race fan like me you will like the collection of race cars and the history of spa francohamps

Thank zarugger
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

I feel a bit harsh giving only three stars as there was nothing wrong about the musuem as such, I just left a bit disapointed. The F1 Spa museum was a bit of a let down after visiting the Louwman Museum in The Hague the previous week, the history of the abbey section didn't have a lot of information. The... More 

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