Museum of Walloon Life

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Now Open

In addition to the Museum itself, we always present new exhibitions.

The exhibitions focus on the society of yesterday and today, on life in Wallonia and on Man.

The temporary exhibition space on the second floor of the Museum is mainly reserved for original projects created from the collections. The Espace Saint-Antoine hosts exhibitions created in collaboration with other cultural partners.

ORDURES - The exhibition that gets things sorted

At a time when the planet is overflowing with rubbish, it's high time to get things sorted!


Our waste tends to be forgotten once it's been thrown away, but it doesn't just cease to exist. It's all around us: on the street, in the forest, in the sea… even in space! It says a lot about our values, choices and lifestyles. ORDURES explores the major ecological, social and economic issues generated by the stuff we throw away. The exhibition trains a spotlight on the very concept of ‘waste', in order to understand its nature, the dangers it presents, its treatment and its impact.

In 2015, the United Nations defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals to improve prosperity while protecting the planet by 2030. The issue of waste and recycling is one of the global challenges that needs to be tackled in order to combat climate change and help protect the environment.

THROWING AWAY has now become an act fraught with repercussions. Across the globe, the management of garbage has created parallel worlds in which the activities of collecting, sorting, and recycling – but also incinerating and dumping in landfill – take place. While these actions have led to the emergence of a waste economy that is a source of jobs and innovation, they are not enough to reduce the scale of the phenomenon. A new awareness is dawning in response to this reality. From ‘zero waste' to litter-picking outings, citizens are mobilising to rethink the way we inhabit the world. The exhibition takes stock of the situation and prompts us to reflect about our relationship with consumption.

An exhibition produced with the participation of the Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean - MUCEM in Marseille and experts from the waste sector in Wallonia: Fost Plus, Intradel, Valipac, Be WaPP Wallonie Plus Propre, Sitel, Ressourcerie du Pays de Liège - ElectroSofie, the City of Liège, the University of Liège, COMET, CITIUS Engineering, the SPW - Environmental Service of the Walloon Region, the Walloon Public Water Management Company (SPGE), River Contracts of Wallonia (CRW), Terre ASBL, ONDRAF – EURIDICE.

Practical informations

Until 31 December 2023

From Tuesday to Sunday : 9:30 till 18:00 - Closed on May 1, November 1 and December 25

Free : first Sunday of the month

Access for the disabled people

Tickets online :

Prices :

Adult : 7 €

Senior – Student – Child (3+) : 5 €

Family (max. 5) : 15 €

Group (min. 10) : by reservation at 04/279.20.16