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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According to the restrictions taken by our government and in order to keep our public safe, the museum will close its doors until April the...
Concert by Jean-Paul Dessy, cello
Sunday, March the 29th, concert by Jean-Paul Dessy, composer, conductor (and conductor of New Music) and cellist. His Prophets CD is a marvel! Jean-Paul Dessy...
Christmas shopping in the museum shop?
Christmas is approaching … if you are still looking for gifts, the museum shop of the Hôpital Notre-Dame à la Rose  offers you a wide...
Opening hours during Christmas Holiday
The museum will be closed from  23 to 26 december included, and open from 27 to 29/12. We close again from 30/12 to 2/01 included....



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 29/03/2020

Fertility & maternity, from yesteryear till today

An exhibition on fertility, birth, childbirth … from ancient myths to today’s questions … Stories of birth, a scientific and historical exploration of conception, pregnancy, childbirth and their social repercussions. From ancient myths and practices to the latest medical developments and current debates around obstetrics, the exhibition evokes the progress and questions that have been posed at each stage of history, to women, to doctors, to the society.

In partnership with the Museum of Medicine of Brussels

From the first of october 2019 to the 29th february 2020

Activities in 2020

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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