The Plaster-cast Workshop

Coronavirus: Plaster Cast Workshop closed

In view of the Federal government protective measures against the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), the Plaster Cast Workshop will be temporarily closed to the public.

The Plaster Cast Workshop was established in the nineteenth century during the reign of King Leopold II. It houses a collection of more than 4000 molds of works of art dating from prehistoric times to the eighteenth century. In reproducing these works of art, the workshop’s specialized craftsmen employ traditional techniques in both the casting and the patination.

Indeed, why not drop by and see them at work and take the opportunity to discover the unique collection of molds and historic plaster casts? On request, the museum also organizes guided tours for groups, with a demonstration of the production process. You’d be very welcome. And while you’re here, what about taking away or ordering a cast of your own? By offering casts for sale, the workshop makes sculptural art accessible for schools, academies, scientific and commercial institutions or amateurs in Belgium and abroad.

Purchasing a plaster cast
The larger examples, such as busts, full-length statues, reliefs, etc. have to be ordered, but there is always a little stock of smaller examples. An order can be placed on the spot, by phone or by e-mail. By clicking on the link you can have a look in the catalogue by now.
Some of the casts are on sale in the Museum shop.

Opening hours
Free entry : Tuesday and Thursday : 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Closed on Monday, Weekends, Feast-days, 2 and 15 November and between Christmas and New Year

The museum organizes guided tours (with demonstration) in the Plaster Cast Workshop on Tuesday and Thursday, on request.