A magical and timeless place

One of the oldest hospitals in Europe! A majestic and authentic architectural ensemble. A rich and original heritage site : Baroque chapel, cloister, gardens, sick ward, convent…

A most enchanting place where cares of soul and body were combined…  


Discover 4 atmospheres

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Annual closure
The museum will be closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 31 of december 2021. It will also be closed on the first and the...
How to access the museum during the works
During works on the connection between the museum and the historical town center, it will no longer be possible to access the Hospital through the...
Covid safe ticket required in the museum from 1/11 onwards
The use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) will be applied to all musea and cultural sites from the first november till the 15th of...
Nocturnal with Duo Darjeeling (28/08)
Duo Darjeeling is the meeting of two young women in Serge Bémant’s chamber music class at the Brussels Conservatory: repertoire, exams, concerts … the pleasure...



Pascal Bernier, Alain Bornain, Sophie Langhor and Laurent Quillet are taking over the Museum of the Hospital Notre-Dame à la Rose in Lessines.

With multidisciplinary proposals, unique or  representative of their productions, this artist quartet offers an exhibition in symbiosis and in resonance with this site charged with existential questions.

From 1/10/2019 to 15/08/2020

Health in the Middle Ages

How was the body conceived in the Middle Ages? What theories are medical practices based on, and how and with what are drugs made? What happens during a doctor’s appointment ? How do you administrate anesthesia? Through six themes, the exhibition invites the visitor to identify in a concrete and didactic way with the doctor or the patient at the end of the Middle Ages in the Western Europe.

In partnership with the Tour Jean sans peur of Paris

From the first of april 2020 to the 30th november 2020

Activities in 2020

Piano concert (16 & 30/08)
We are happy to welcome Clément Bernaert, a young pianist from the surrounding. On August 16 and 30, he will brighten up our day and...
Nocturnal with Duo Darjeeling (28/08)
Duo Darjeeling is the meeting of two young women in Serge Bémant’s chamber music class at the Brussels Conservatory: repertoire, exams, concerts … the pleasure...
Concert Duo Infinita (20/08)
The duo Infinita was born from the meeting of these two musicians with a passion for the voice  … Infinity of colors, sounds, atmospheres, expressions,...
Concert Duo Melpomena (23/08)
The duo Melpomena offers you the harmony of the vocal cords with those of the harp: endowed with a warm and soft voice joining the...

Visitors and press testify

'A huge aesthetic shock'
La Dernière Heure - Les sports
‘’For its architecture, its collections, its atmosphere, its animations ... The reasons to come and come back to the Hospital are numerous’’.
Le Courrier de l'Escaut
‘’Its assets: architecture, art history (...), the sum of objects that, through the ages, explain the evolution of medicine and care. An exceptional place of history and life’’.
La Libre Belgique
‘’The Hospital Our-Lady of the Rose is a unique place that stands out not only for its extraordinary beauty, but also for its great artistic, architectural, medical and social value.’’
Jury du Prix des Musées 2010
‘’ Thanks to this new scenography (...), the meticulous description of the conventual life gives to the visit of the hospital a real originality’’.
Les nouvelles du Patrimoine
‘’A unique, original and lively place ... charm and mystery’’.
Le Vif l'Express
‘’An exceptional site, recognized major heritage of Wallonia and Europe ... A Mecca of medieval history, history any short, that many would envy ... To discover without delay’’.
Le Soir Magazine
"My heart goes to the Hospital Our-Lady with the Rose"
Sophie C
"To visit over and over again"
Pierre from Brussels
"Very beautiful and very interesting."
Philippe from Paris
"Worth a detour"
Bernard from Tournai
"A little known jewel."
Su from Dilbeek
"A must see !"
Labuissière from Hainaut
"An incredible collection of medical instruments".
Luc from Diest
"A complete change of scene, very instructive."
Jan from Eecklo
"Nice surprise"
Lilie, Belgique
"The Hospital Our Lady with the Rose in Lessines is a superb piece of Belgian heritage. The site has been superbly restored. We had a very nice visit with a guide who knew very well his job and his subject."
Jose Michaux
"Superb restoration of one of the oldest hospitals in Europe."

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