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Seneffe at the time of the Philippsons


From 10 September 2022 to 1 September 2024

Seneffe at the time of the Philippsons (1909-1952) plunges the visitor into the life of this family within the Domaine

Who was Franz Philippson (1851 - 1929)
Franz Philippson, an extraordinary banker and a major entrepreneur, was a key figure in the Belgian landscape at the beginning of the 20th century.

He was interested in politics, social issues, art and education. He married Mathilde Mayer and with her he supported several artists such as the sculptor Charles van der Stappen and the painter Fernand Khnopff. They have four children: Maurice, Gabrielle, Jules and Jacques.

In 1909, the couple acquired the Domaine de Seneffe as a second residence.

The Philippson family in Seneffe (1909 - 1952)
Follow the life of the Philippson family in their "country house" in Seneffe.  Discover the 20th century innovations introduced into both the house and the park, while restoring the heritage of the place. Photos from the period, layout plans, archive documents, decorative art elements, etc. all put into perspective to understand the evolution of the 18th century castle with the innovation of the 20th century under the impetus of a renowned family.


Adults: 6 € Seniors and young people aged 12 to 18: 5 € Children under 12 and PRM: free


Access from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission at 5.30 pm)

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