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Musée de la Route (Mons)

Place Nervienne (Casemates n°3, 4, 5)

7000 MONS





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The Roadway Museum is an education in roadway engineering: construction, maintenance, equipment, sign posting. Created in 1985 by a group of civil servants of the Roadway Department (Ministry of Public Works) and roadway contractors of the Hainaut region, the Roadway Museum displays a collection unique in Belgium of highway engineering equipment (steamrollers, bulldozers, loaders, graders and cable cranes) from public works companies and machines used by the Bridge and Roadway Works (snow drills, trailers, dipsticks...). A plentiful collection of road signs and signboards from the 1920s tell of the history of signage in Belgium. The Museum is located in the casemates of the Nervienne Square in Mons. A listed building, it is one of the last two above-ground relicts of the impressive bastioned fortifications (in Vauban style) built by Dutch military engineering from 1816 to 1826 and razed from 1861 to 1865. The semi cylinder shaped shafts give to these buildings a unique effect. The Museum relocated in 2004-2005 to Leuze-en-Hainaut next to the MAHYMOBILES Automobile Museum.