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Welcome to the MOU, the museum of Oudenaarde


The MOU is housed in the town hall, the pride of Oudenaarde. This is a beautiful example of the richly decorated Gothic architectural style. The belfry tower of the town hall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



The town hall takes us five hundred years back in time, the years of Emperor Charles V. It was built around 1530. It is no coincidence that this is the beginning of a great heyday for Oudenaarde. We owe this highlight to the tapestry industry that flourished here in the 16th century and employed thousands of people.


In the MOU you will be introduced to a number of beautiful tapestries that are woven in and around Oudenaarde. In our time you can find tapestries from Oudenaarde in numerous top European collections, and even all over the world. Fortunately also in Oudenaarde itself. Our collection of 37 tapestries, with 18 which are on display in the ancient cloth hall; is also constantly expanding!


The second major part of your visit is the silversmith collection, one of the largest in Flanders.


opening hours MOU Museum

- Tuesday till Friday: 9.30 am – 5.30pm
- Saterday and Sunday : 10am – 5.30pm


Closed on Monday.


Reservation is obligatory : click on the link below to book your visit






SCULPTURES 1999 - 2021

due to great success EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 7, 2021


Johan Tahon UNIVERSUS, SCULPTURES 1999-2021, 24 April until 30 September 2021 - MOU Oudenaarde In the various exhibition spaces of the MOU, Johan Tahon presents a fascinating and intriguing overview of 22 years of sculpture. For the first time, he brings together new and old pieces in confrontation with the collections of the MOU. In addition to a selection of his own creations, the exhibition also offers a surprising insight into the artist's impressive private collection.


Your ticket gives you access to both the permanent collection and the exhibition (booking a separate ticket only for the permanent collection is not possible).

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the ticketing office on the day.


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brand new audio tour


For an expert explanation of the collections, you can listen to our free audio tour. In the MOU you can borrow an audio guide. Those who prefer not to use an audio guide and who want to use their own mobile phone can:



1. download the tour via the QR code below



You can download a QR app (Android) via this link, if desired.



2. 2. log in via the following link  with code  WQQGGR

The audio tour is trilingual (N, E, FR)



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