The Beguinage

The Museum was set up in 1930 in the smallest beguinage in Belgium where only eight Beguines lived. It consisted of two buildings (one from the 16th century, and the other from the 18th century) which are built around a pleasant inner courtyard from where you have a view of the Church of St Pieter and St.Guidon built in the 15th century. The collection in the Beguinage consists of objects of archaeological interest, religious art and a local history collection which documents a thousand years of Anderlecht history.

Opening hours :
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00
For all other information please contact the Museum

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All om All. Discovering the Beguinesmovement in Europe (30')

Who were these women who wanted to live independently? Why are they sometimes regarded as the incarnation of the first feminist movement? Silvana Panciera's film traces the history of the Beguines and restores their honor: a fabulous women story, rich in spirituality over eight centuries.
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With the support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschapcommissie

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