Mister Station Master…

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

Mister Station Master…

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Gare de l’Ouest railway station was an important commercial hub that served the nearby factories. The Delhaize and Vandenheuvel firms were both connected to the station via private railway lines. Young Molenbeek residents, from 14 to 16 years of age, will take you on an exploration of this neighbourhood, just a stone’s throw from their school. You will begin your journey at the Gare de l’Ouest, walking along the Rue Vandenpeereboom/Alphonse Vandenpeereboomstraat as far as the Beekkant footbridge. From there, you will head towards the Delhaize factories, on the Rue Osseghem/Osseghemstraat, ending the tour on the Chaussée de Gand/Gentse Steenweg side, close to the Osseghem/Ossegem metro station.
Thanks to an inter-school project organised by La Fonderie in 2017 in order to raise awareness of the municipality’s industrial history, the students were able to explore their neighbourhood and understand it from a different perspective, through workshops, investigations and meetings. The young people will act as your guides, drawing on iconographic, documentary and audio sources. During the tour, you will be asked for your opinions on the heritage value of a particular place or building. The dialogue will be recorded with the support of the non-profit association Urbanisa’son.

A partnership between La Fonderie, the Campus Saint-Jean and Urbanisa’son.

Practical information

    • The Brussels Museum of Industry and Work (The former Compagnie des Bronzes site)
    • Rue Ransfort/Ransfortstraat 27
    • 1080 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. at 10h00 and 14h00 (duration: 2 hours)
      Please note that bookings are preferred. Call 02/410.99.50 or e-mail reservation@lafonderie.be. Up to 25 people per tour. In French only.
    • M
      Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen
    • T
      Porte de Flandre/Vlaamsepoort
    • B
      Porte de Flandre/Vlaamsepoort
    • B
      Borne/Paal