Jeanne DEVOS Museum - Wormhout
Jeanne DEVOS Museum
Located in a green setting, in a beautiful 18th century Flemish house, the Museum of Miss DEVOS is home to the collections and furniture that she donated to the City of Wormhout, upon her death. The former presbytery of Wormhout, built by the famous Abbot VANDEWAELE, was the residence of Miss DEVOS and Abbot LAMPS, former householders who rest in peace in the park where they planted the trees and flowers of Flanders.
You will be astonished by the special atmosphere of this house that takes you back in time ; The One of childhood memories, forgotten scents ... of many visitors who have frequented this place and have left their artworks, testimonies of their passage.
The library books of the Abbot LAMPS, property of the Flemish Committee of France, are accessible to all, in order to respect the wish of the Abbot to teach the art and the Flanders.
You will be able to visit the reconstructed school by Jeanne DEVOS where today’s children discover the notebooks, the inkwells, the pencil boxes and the toys of old times. The chapel houses the religious ornaments that testify to popular faith. Finally, you will discover the photographer's work of the Abbot and Jeanne DEVOS, the first French female photographer : all the pictures of landscapes, country scenes, harvest and extraordinary events in our villages...
Thousands of photos that we go through with the joy of reunion. With the displayed cameras, we discover the photographic stereo process of black and white and color.
"No one ever came here for five minutes" used to say Jeanne DEVOS. So plan a little time to enjoy all the charm of the museum.
The museum caretaker and friends welcome you in Flemish or French.
Average duration for visit : 1h30.
Opening hours :
- November 1st to Mars 31st: Monday, Thursday et Saturday from 2pm to 5pm
- April 1st to October 31st : Every day (except Wednesday) from 2pm to 5pm and the 1st Sunday of the month from 3pm to 6pm.
Musée Jeanne DEVOS
17 rue de l’Eglise