Francois Duesberg Museum, Mons

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Museum François Duesberg was opened on 21 September 1994 and is devoted to decorative arts from the period 1775 to 1825. The museum is located in Mons (Hainaut) opposite the collegiate Saint Waltrude Church in the former buildings of the National Bank of Belgium. It houses a large collection of objects in perfect condition: it has a prestigious collection of clocks and mantel clocks, exceptional gilded French bronzes, porcelain (mainly from Paris and Brussels), pottery, jewelry (including the famous Mons-punch), and numerous items of similar quality.
It was founded by François Duesberg and his wife Betty whose collections focus on the periods of Louis XVI, that of Charles X of France and of the First French Empire under Napoleon.
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  • Museum François Duesberg is just amazing. 🤩The collection of the clocks is so beautiful, so unique - stunning. The owner of the museum, François, has put all his heart in it, he is an enthusiast and....  more »
  • This is an impressive life time collection of the "mad collector". The building which contains the objects is nice and atmospheric place. The collection contains the vast majority of valuable...  more »
  • Didn't get in. Was locked before closing time.
  • Très beau musée qu'il faut absolument visiter à Mons. L'exposition de nombreux objets liés à l'horlogerie, tous plus beaux les uns que les autres, vaut le détour. On y découvre un très grand nombre d'horloges extraordinaires, des montres et bien d'autres choses liées à la mécanique de précision. La collection de Monsieur Duesberg est tout simplement époustouflante. Merci au propriétaire pour sa gentillesse.
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