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“Only visit if in the Area!”

Van Gogh House (Maison Van Gogh)
Ranked #15 of 45 things to do in Mons
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

My family and I diverted from a drive to Bruges to see the Van Gogh's House museum - it was not worth it the hour's drive detour.

The musuem really has nothing for content so you are just really looking at a house. You are shown a 15 minute movie on Van Gogh's life which we had to cut 5 minutes short as the gardners came and started loudly weed wacking the grass beside the house. Not sure why the staff person in the museum (who has very friendly) couldn't ask them to start somewhere else as we were the only people in the museum.

After the film, we then wandered around to see the few sketches and copies of letters on the wall to look at. With 2 rooms really no period furniture other then a table or pieces to see it seemed pathetic to us. Someone is still living upstairs so part of the house is off limits.

There is no gift shop to speak of although my wife asked for some large posters of his works which they then brought out of the back room.

Cost was around 6 Euros for adults while 11 and under are free. Parking is free and right on the site although it can only hold about 15 cars. Given it is out of the way, there was no one else around so that shouldn't be a problem.

To sum it up, I guess if you are really into history and want to see part of Van Gogh's life (he only lived here less then 2 years), then there is value to this.

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