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Welcome to the MOU, the museum of Oudenaarde


The MOU is housed in the town hall, the pride of Oudenaarde. This is a beautiful example of the richly decorated Gothic architectural style. The belfry tower of the town hall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



The town hall takes us five hundred years back in time, the years of Emperor Charles V. It was built around 1530. It is no coincidence that this is the beginning of a great heyday for Oudenaarde. We owe this highlight to the tapestry industry that flourished here in the 16th century and employed thousands of people.


In the MOU you will be introduced to a number of beautiful tapestries that are woven in and around Oudenaarde. In our time you can find tapestries from Oudenaarde in numerous top European collections, and even all over the world. Fortunately also in Oudenaarde itself. Our collection of 37 tapestries, with 18 which are on display in the ancient cloth hall; is also constantly expanding!


The second major part of your visit is the silversmith collection, one of the largest in Flanders.





Since September 2023, the MOU has been recognized as a Flemish supra-local subsidized museum. In order to receive you even better and to safely house the works of art in an ideal air-conditioned environment, we will be (partially) closed from November 21.


> Closed for individual visits from Monday to Friday.


> A visit with a free guide (at individual rate) is possible on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2 pm (registration is possible until 1.30 pm the day of the visit). Please register for this via or 055 31 72 51.


> During the weekend the MOU can be visited freely between 2 pm and 5 pm (ticket sales until 4.15 pm).


> Group visits on request are always possible.



entrance fee individual rate

Basic rate : € 10
65+ : € 8
< 12 years FREE
12-18 years : € 2
• Discount rate € 5 : 19-25 years | disabled | teacher | ICOM(OS)
• FREE: Museum Pass | press

• FREE: guide *| inhabitants of Oudenaarde

* on presentation of a card


entrance fee groups

• Groups from 15 pers. € 8 p.p.

• Guide (max. 20 pers./guide) € 60/2h


Opening hours of Visit Oudenaarde


Tuesday - Friday : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday : 14:00 am – 5.00 pm


closed on Mondays



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