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Two sides of Charleroi: Museum of Photography and Industrial landscapes

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The Museum of Photography in Charleroi is situated in Mont-sur-Marchienne in a former convent. It is the largest and one of the most important museums of photography in Europe, spread over a 6000m² space, with a collection of 80,000 photographs, of which 800 are permanently exhibited.

We'll get a guided tour during 1,5 hours , in English of course ;-)

After that we will have a walk along the industrial landscapes of Charleroi, according to some people the ugliest city in the world, but ideal for photography enthusiasts!

Don't miss this opportunity...

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The guide had to be booked in advance so a pre payment of 5 EUR (this includes entry to the permanent collection of the museum and the guide) to the Organizer's account will be asked after you subscribed via Meetup.
Due to the guided tour, places are limited to max. 20 people.
Please be on time as guides can be scrupulous ;-)

What to bring
Obviously, your camera or anything that has a camera... The rest is up to you: a lens for landscapes, a CPL,...
Walking shoes, a small backpack with some refreshments during our walk and an umbrella or something that protects your gear and yourself in case of rain.

What we will do
- 10:30 sharp – 12:00 : Guided tour in museum.
- Lunch (a sandwich, salad or pasta dish from the Museum Café OR bring your own food).
- Afternoon: walk along industrial buildings and graffiti walls. I can't give an exact timing of start and end but the walk is roughly 15 km long.

What if it rains?
Fortunately the museum has a roof ;-)
In case of rain there is always an option to stay longer in the museum and start our walk in Charleroi later.
In case of very very heavy rain... then we decide what to do on that moment.

How to get there
Museum of Photography
Avenue Paul Pastur[masked] Charleroi

By Car:
Offers or Requests for car sharing can be published on the conversation board below.

By Public transport:
Charleroi-Sud train station,
then take bus 70 or 71 or 170 (get out at 'Mont-sur-Marchienne place').
More details here (

If you have any questions, please contact the organizer or start a discussion.