Created in 1994, the Museum of the megaliths is a site museum.
Their goal is to provide clear information on the Neolithic period and the revolution it represents in the history of mankind. The museum highlights the first agricultural techniques, including the wheel and the plough, along with the discovery of clay for the use of pottery. The exploitation of flint to make tools and weapons is also covered.
The museum also shows elements for the builders of megaliths, dolmens and menhirs. Visitors discover how these monuments were erected and Neolithic funeral customs.
The Megalith Museum presents this data with information panels, models, castings, and reconstructions of archaeological material, particularly focusing on the megaliths of Wéris, and the populations from the Paris Basin.
Guided tours are by reservation, as well as educational activities specific.
At the reception, various publications, postcards and novelty items on the theme of the megaliths are on sale, not to mention the cafeteria where you can taste the beer DOLMENIUS.
Open daily from 10 am to 17.30 pm (closed 1 January, 1 November, 25 December).
Entry fee: 2 € - Groups (min 10 people): 1,50 €
Tour: 25 € (booking at least one week in advance)
Info: Megalith Museum Place Arsene Soreil, 7 B-6940 Wéris (Durbuy)
Tel. 086/21.02.19. - Fax 086/21.00.69.
(Outside Belgium: replace 086 by 32 86).
Posted by Chance
9th March 2011ce