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Official classification of an attraction in Wallonia - 2 suns
  • Attractions
  • Museum or Interpretation Centre

The Puppet Centre of Tournai invites you to discover the art of puppetry in all its forms.
The Puppet Centre is a real centre dedicated to the research and promotion of the puppetry arts. Located in the heart of Tournai, in a former mansion, it has a collection of nearly 2500 puppets, contemporary and traditional, from around the world.
The centre implements numerous creative and promotional activities, such as supporting young creators through residencies, as well as the organization of two biennial festivals, internships and trainings.

Museum of Puppetry Arts

This museum reveals its incredible collection thanks to a permanent exhibition, renewed every year. The centre also offers you traveling and thematic exhibitions. Guided and animated tours of the exhibits plunge you further into this fascinating world.

New elements

The self-guided visit for families "Jack got the trunk!" : The puppet Jack is gone! Only traces of his fugue: the selfies he has hidden all over the halls of the museum.
We need you to find his place among the other puppets. During your investigation, you will be asked to solve puzzles, experiment with different manipulation techniques, observe the puppets in detail, imitate their expressions, touch their materials.

Practical information


From Tuesday to Friday, from 9h to 12h30 and from 14h to 17h.


From Tuesday to Friday, from 9h to 12h30 and from 14h to 17h.

Weekends and holidays, from 14h to 18h.

Adults 3 €
Children, from 3 to 12 years 2,50 €
Groups of minimum 10 people: 2,50 € adult and 2 € child.

Jack got the trunk:
Adult 4 €. Child 3. Free for the 3rd child of the same family.

Free admission every first Sunday of the month.

Guided tours and animations
School or out-of-school groups of 10 to 20 people:

5 € for the guided tour and 7 € for the animated guided tour.Coller

Offset visit with family: Adult 6 € and child 4 €
Reservations required one week in advance: +32 (0) 69/88 91 40 or +32 (0) 495/47 39 71

Ground floor wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs allowed.

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