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Erasmus House & the Beguinage of Anderlecht

Maurice Carême Museum

Maurice Carême Museum

14 Avenue Nellie Melba
1070 Anderlecht

STIB METRO 5 / TRAM 81 / BUS 46 - 49 - 75 - 89

This museum can only be visited by guided tour.
Free visit not possible.

Free museum

EXPO The house Maurice Carême : in the intimacy of the poetry 

GUIDED TOUR Children’s poems (1933-2023)



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EXPO The poet Maurice Carême (1933-1978), best known for his poems inspired by childhood, lived in the small white house, now the museum, where time stood still. Here, you are plunged into the intimacy of his writing. Discover the world that inspired the poet and the long process from first draft to published book. You can also see works by painters who were his friends, including Paul Delvaux, Jules Lismonde, Henri-Victor Wolvens and Felix de Boeck.

GUIDED TOUR Maurice Carême first discovered poetry written by children through a teaching experiment in his class in Anderlecht. He published all his pupils’ texts in two books. Throughout his life, the teacher/poet continued to encourage children’s poetic creativity. As part of the Erasmus + project “Europe in Poetry”, the Maurice Carême Foundation continued this educational and poetic experiment in classes in Brussels, Paris and Timisoara. Come and discover the poems written by children 90 years apart, the subjects they dream about and the issues that concern them.  The poems will be read by Karin Rochat.

ATTENTION activity only in FR  – reservation via this link