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Provinciaal Archeologisch Museum Ename

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Snorkfroken wrote a review Aug 2018
Helsinki, Finland98 contributions35 helpful votes
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I visited the area with a group, with the aim to see the allotment garden. Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit the museum, but I got a glimpse of it when we climbed the stairs to the uppermost floor to get a view of the area from above. I definitely want to get back here some day...
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Frederic-de-Clippele wrote a review Jun 2018
Oudenaarde, Belgium28 contributions9 helpful votes
Depending on the weather, you need adapted foodwear. The preservation and visualisation of the ruins of the Abbey of Ename makes the international " ename Charter" : ICOMOS Ename Charter for the Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites. The church is well preserved in the town centre and worth visit as different from manny other churches. The forest is in spring full of flowers
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Katrien S wrote a review Aug 2017
Ghent, Belgium1,987 contributions447 helpful votes
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Ename is currently so small it is no longer an independent administrative unity. However, in the past this was very different as the division between the Ottonic dynasty and the French king basically was the river going through Ename. At one point it had a defensive castle, but that was already a ruin in 1033, and given to a monastery in 1066. Of this castle nothing remains above ground, of the monastery rather little. But one can freely visit the remnants just sticking above ground. There are several info panels and a very informative touch screen display (probably only in Dutch) with 3D simulations of how the monastery looked during different epochs. This is located next to the river. The museum and church, which lie next to each other, are in the village centre, about 5 minutes walk. The small museum displays the finds from the excavations of the monastery site as well as a few other finds from the area. It seems especially informative for kids. The church is one of the few Ottonian churches in Belgium, dating from the late 10th or early 11th century, probably based on a basilica in Ravenna. The church was never altered, so the architecture is well preserved, including 2 choirs (east and west), a partial second floor where probably emperor Henry II was crowned in 1019 or 1020, and several blind arches. The church also has the remnants of the oldest (part of a) fresco in the BENELUX, dating to about 1000 and in Byzantine style. There are also remnants of later wall paintings. Part of teh outside is white, probably the whole church was plastered white. The opening times of the church are the same as the museum, and if locked just ask the person in the museum to open it. The church is free to enter, the museum is 2.50 euro´s for an adult.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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RHAHJ wrote a review Mar 2016
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,976 contributions289 helpful votes
This archeological museum is quite small, but it is interesting to see the rich history of what is now a small place like Ename. Highlights to me are the flute from animal bone and the coin treasure found in an old house. More important is the old St.-Salvator church next to the museum, from the 11th century I think. It has some interesting wall paintings. I did not visit the archeological park in town, since I was just in time to catch a bus to Oudenaarde. I would welcome a more frequent bus service to this place - once per two hours on Sundays is pretty bad. I also did not try the Ename beer, though I think I should have.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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