Andrelecht Beguine Convent Brussels
The Anderlecht Beguine Convent began in 1252 and became a museum in 1930.
At the beginning, the place hosted eight women who were Beguines. They were at the service of the Chanoines who were linked with the Collegiate Church of Saint Pierre and Saint Guidon of Anderlecht.
The Beguine convent stopped after the French Revolution but the place was still used for charitable purposes. Indeed, the buildings have been transformed into charity offices and then into an old people’s home.
The buildings would have been demolished without the intervention of Daniel Van Damme, the curator of the Beguine Convent. He decided to transform the place into a museum aiming at recreating the everyday life of the Beguines by refurbishing the site.
You will enjoy its garden with a view on the Collegiate Church and inside the small houses you will find ancient objects. You will get the feeling that you have been taken back to the old days when things were so different.
This is definitely an uncommon and charming visit.
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Erasmus House Museum Brussels
Rue du Chapitre, 31
Phone: +32 2 521 13 83