Le Petit Manchester


The historical center of Molenbeek has been nicknamed « le petit Manchester belge » (the small Belgian Manchester), because of the large number of industries which could be found there.

The district has seen many historical events taking place in its busy cobbled  streets. From the founding of the very first cooperative in Brussels to the presence or a large number of non-profit organisations, the solidarity network has been and still is a vivid reality

The landscape of the commune has been shaped by the presence of many factories : the canal, the railways, the many industrial buildings are all witnesses of  the impact of industry in Molenbeek. Today, many of these sites have been rehabilitated and are used by offices and workshops, which are other examples of the dynamism of the area.

Duration 2h

Rendez-vous : La Fonderie - Brussels museum of work and industry - rue Ransfort 27 - 1080 Molenbeek

Maximum 25 persons



Adults 165€

Seniors 155€

Students 145€

(between 7AM and 10PM)

Booking :

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