Mundaneum

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  • Railway station at 1200 m
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A centre for archives, temporary exhibitions and conferences, the Mundaneum is a tribute to its founders
Henri La Fontaine and Paul Otlet.

The Mundaneum Archive Center keeps some 6 kms of documents.
In addition to the personal papers of the founders, Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine, and the collections of newspapers, posters, postcards, plates and small documents collected by them or their successors, the Mundaneum retains funds from archives relating to three main themes: pacifism, anarchism and feminism.

The objectives of the Mundaneum are to safeguard and preserve these collections, as well as their valorization through exhibitions, publications and events such as symposiums and conferences.

  • Don't miss the temporary exhibition until January 3rd, 2021: "La Belgique dans tous ses états"!
  • By car:

    By car, coming from the E19 or E42 highway: take the MONS-GHLIN exit,
    Follow the road and pass over the Ghlin bridge, follow the direction "Centre" (and not "Gare"),
    Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit,
    At the traffic lights, turn left (Faculté UMons-Warocqué on the left),
    Go left, take the right lane, following the traffic lights,
    Before the junction (hotel "Le Lido", Place Régnier au Long Col), turn right, you are in the Rue de Nimy.
    The Mundaneum is a little higher on the left (+/- 100 meters).

    In public transport:

    On arrival at Mons station, take bus 15 or 16 and stop at Place Regnier au Long Col. Then take Rue de Nimy. The Mundaneum is a little higher on the left (+/- 100 meters)

    Or take the City R shuttle that runs every 20 minutes : MONS Delhaize stop (at the bottom Rue de Nimy) and walk up the street for about 100 meters, the Mundaneum is on the left.

    The Mundaneum is located 15 minutes walk from Mons station (direction Grand Place).