Baillet-Latour Museum

Objets personnels retrouvés au Musée Baillet-Latour.
Located in the heart of the village of Latour, this family-friendly educational museum has been growing ever since its creation. It tells the story of the town and its inhabitants, from its Roman origins to the French Revolution and through the two world wars.

Traces and village memory

Entrance to the Baillet-Latour Museum
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In addition to its theme, the history of the museum itself is worth a visit. It began in 1950 when a primary school class from Latour decided to organize an exhibition on the history of their village. In a few years, the small local history museum installed in what was used as the town hall grew to occupy the entire building: the Baillet-Latour Museum was born.

It is a perfect museum for an educational visit, a family or group discovery, or even a tour to be led alone. You will discover the history of the Baillet-Latour family and the village, from its Roman origins to the French Revolution. In fact, there are not one but two museum spaces that can be found there. Indeed, the museum of the Wars in Gaume expounds on those themes. It tells the story of the massacre of 71 men in the village of Latour in 1914. It also describes the story of chilling, edifying, and intriguing events that took place in the town during the two World Wars.

Entrance to the Baillet-Latour Museum
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Recently, the church of Latour has been converted into a cultural and museum space. Today, temporary exhibitions, concerts, conferences, and other events are held there. Finally, for lovers of this era, the building preserves magnificent Roman remains reused in the church’s altar.

Mannequin in uniform.
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Collection of the Baillet-Latour Museum.
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Visit of the Baillet-Latour Museum.
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Useful information

Address
Rue Baillet-Latour, 24
6761 Latour
Country Belgium
Telephone 00 32 63 57 01 15 ou 00 32 63 57 96 64
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