Museums & Monuments: Nord
Musée Dunkerque 1940 Opération Dynamo
Housed in the coastal defence fortifications built in 1874 and the Allied headquarters of Operation Dynamo in 1940, the museum in Bastion 32 tells the story of the evacuation of 338,000 soldiers to Britain. Open daily from 10:00-17:00.
Le Musee d’Histoire Naturelle
One of the largest museums in the region, this natural history museum features displays of mammals, birds and insects as well as exhibits on ethnology, geology and industry. Closed Tuesdays and Saturdays. 19 rue de Bruxelles, Lille (59).
Musée Archéologique Arkeos
Museum taking visitors or a journey through time from the Palaeolithic to the present time. Located at 4401 route de Tournai 59500 Douai. Open from 10:00-18:00 April, May September and October, 10:00-19:00 June to August, 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00 Novem...
Fondation Prouvost & Galerie Septentrion
Garden filled with sculptures by Jean de Bologne, Eugène Dodeigne, Jules Paressant and Paul Hemery. Located nearby is an artisan craft village. Located at Chemin des Coulons, 59700 Marcq-en-Baroeul. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Entrance €2.20-€7.50.
Musee Matisee (Matisse Museum).
Museum created by Matisse himself containing his own works and those of others. Frequent exhibitions during the year. Open everyday except Tuesdays from 10:00 to 18:00. Palais Fenelon, Place du Commandant-Richez, 59360 Le Cateau-Cambresis.
Musee Municipal Saint-Amand-les-Eaux
Museum housed within the Benedictine Abbey of St. Amand and displaying ceramics and artwork from the surrounding areas. Located at Grand place 59230 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux. Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 14:00-17:00 and Saturday and Sunday 10:3...
Musée des Augustins
Museum occupying the ground floor of the former 17th century convent building and specialising in local history, art work from southern Netherlands and French 19th and 20th century paintings. Located at 4 Place du General de Gaulle, 59190 Hazebrouck.
The Museum of Dolls and Old Toys: Chateau de Robersart
A nostalgic visit to 19th century porcelain dolls to the first Barbies of the 60s, plus toys galore. Open Sundays, Tuesdays and public holidays (except 25 December, 1 January), all year round from 14:00-18:00. Chateau de Robersart, 59110 Wambrechie
Photothèque Augustin Boutique-Grard
Housed together with the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Augustin Boutique picture gallery includes 25,000 photographs on glass from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Located at 191, Rue Saint-Albin 59500 Douai.
La Piscine - Museum of Art & Industry, Andre Diligent, Rouba...
This famous swimming pool built in 1832 and designed by Albert Baert, now houses an art gallery and textile and fashion museum. It is worth going for the sculptures alone, including works by Rodin. 23 Rue de lEsperance, 59100 Roubaix.
Fort du Reduit
Built in 1673 this small citadel houses the engineering services. There is a chapel in the middle of the fort. It is built in the classical style of French architecture and sports the coat of arms of France. Rue de Reduit, Lille (59).
Centre Historique Minier
Largest mining museum in the country located in the town of Lewarde situated in the heart of the mining area. At Rue d'Erchin, 59287 Lewarde. Open 09:00-19:30 March to November and 13:00-19:00 December to February. Sundays 10:00-19:00. Closed Tuesdays.
Beffroi de Saint-Eloi (Saint-Eloi Belfry)
Visit to enjoy the panorama, discover the bells, reserve a picnic at the top. Childrens visits organised. Open: Monday to Saturday 09:30-17:30, Sundays and public-holidays 10:00-11:15 and 14:00-15:15. Rue de lamiral Ronarch, 59140 Dunkerque
Charles de Gaulles birthplace and Museum. Maison Natale Char...
The birthplace of former president of France, Charles de Gaulle. The museum houses some of his personal effects and chronicles the era of his birth. Media centre and gift shop. Wednesday-Saturday 10:00-18:00. See website. 9 rue Princesse, 59000 Lille.
The Hospice Comtesse Museum. le Musee de lHospice comptesse)...
17th century hospice situated in the centre of Old Lille. Paintings, tapestries sculptures and porcelain. Open Monday 14:00-18:00. Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-12:30, 14:00-18:00. Closed Tuesday and some public holidays. 32 rue de la Monnaie, 59000 Lille
Centre dArt Sacre de Lille
Collection of contemporary and sacred art from names such as Combas, Desgrandchamps, Klasen, Roulland, Velickovic and Warhol. Located at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Treille Place Gilleson, 59000 Lille. Open Saturday and Sunday 15:00-20:00.
Musée Municipal Escaudain
Museum housing collections from individuals with pieces associated with local agriculture, mining, folk art, steel and domestic life. Located at Musée municipal d'Escaudain, 10 rue Paul Bert. Free entry. Open Sunday mornings 10:00-12:00.
Forum Antique Bavay
Archaeological museum on the site of Europes largest Roman forum in the city of Bagacum. Located at Allee Chanoine Bievelet, 59570, Bavay.
Musée de Sciences Naturelles & Aquarium
Housed together with the Photothèque Augustin Boutique-Grard, the Natural Sciences Museum and Aquarium houses pieces of geology and ornithology as well as flora and fauna from oceans and seas around the world. Located at 191, Rue Saint-Albin 59500 D...