Museum of Photography

Relive the adventure of photography from its invention to contemporary creation

Since the development of its new contemporary wing, the Museum of Photography, housed in an old Neo-Gothic Carmelite, is today the largest museum dedicated to the photographic image in Europe.

Through permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, relive the adventure of photography from its invention to contemporary creation.

Educational activities are organized for audiences of all ages. The museum is also equipped with a consultation library, a shop and the Museum Café with view on and access to a park.



Are you looking for an exceptional environment for organizing an event? The Photography Museum meets your wishes by offering reception rooms with a capacity of 20 to 200 people. The museum has a specialized library with more than 10,000 books, a conference and projection room, children’s workshops, a boutique and the “Café du musée” with a view of a beautiful park. The Photography Museum also offers various reception rooms for business events with or without cultural visits.

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Participation in a discovery workshop for intellectual disabilities.
During this workshop visit, made up for the intellectual deficiency, we propose to the participants to follow us through the museum rooms to discover the specificities of the photographic medium. The guiding principle of the visit is the discovery of the camera, its operation and appropriation by some artists.
In this context we propose to experience the following:
– A zoom on the discovery trail through which visitors can discover and experience the operation of the camera.
– A close-up of some of our photos in the permanent collections.
– Practicing the development in the dark room thanks to the photogram.

Guided tour for the visually impaired.
The guides tailor the tours of the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions to the visually impaired and the blind. Touching images, observing their drawings, exploring subjects, manipulating devices … makes it possible to capture images in a privileged way. Through their comments and descriptions, they will show you a selection of photos from our collections and exhibitions.
Duration 2 hours.
Guided tour in group of at least 5 people and maximum of 8 people not or visually impaired (the guides are free).

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Guided tours:
Through collections, temporary exhibitions and the discovery route, the historical or thematic tours in the Photography Museum are based on dialogue and are intended to stimulate exchange. They adjust to the age and level of the participants. An art historian guide or a photo animator, trained in image analysis, compiles the tour according to the wishes of the group and each leads to observe the photos and identify the elements that enable them to understand the message. To help appreciate the richness and diversity of photography, young people, teenagers, and adults are encouraged to perceive, analyze, and decode an image: a good way to awaken the critical sentence!

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Workshop visits (nursery, primary, secondary and higher):
The workshop tours combine a tour with a practical workshop using film and / or digital photography. Like the traditional tours, they are intended for everyone and are adapted to the age, requirements and level of the participants. It is the ideal formula to appreciate photography in its many facets, that is, as a historically supporting, aesthetic and material object. To develop, observe, discover, wonder and learn the critical feeling of the image while rolling up your sleeves!

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Museum of Photography

Avenue Paul Pastur 11
6032 Charleroi

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