Entering the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions is to open a window on a bygone era. Let yourself be invaded by this past and discover the life of our ancestors. The Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions of Wattrelos was created in an old traditional Picardy farmhouse, also called “cense”. Thus the different buildings are interconnected and are organized around a typical large square courtyard.
The museum houses a large collection of objects that have disappeared today, but were part of everyday life 150 years ago. Far from being inert, these objects are grouped together in sketches recounting in detail life at home, at work or during leisure time in the 19th century. Also, don’t be surprised to find yourself in a classroom from the interwar period, and while waiting for the weaver to finish his fabric or the farmer’s wife to prepare the meal, the tavern will quench your thirst for authenticity.
Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions of Wattrelos
96 rue François Mériaux – 59 150 Wattrelos
FREE ADMISSION FROM TUESDAY TO SATURDAY FROM 9 AM TO 12 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 6 PM, SUNDAY FROM 3 PM TO 6 PM. CLOSED ON MONDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.