Taxandria

Museum in Turnhout

Guarded by a cannon, the spired 16th-century Matten Thoren mansion hosts this lovable city history museum whose mishmash of art and artefacts range from a stuffed deer (the city mascot) to a measuring device that decided whether men were tall enough for the draft. As yet, relatively little explanation is in English.

There's free entry on Tuesdays in July and August.

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