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Ename, at the former border between the Ottonian Empire and the French Kingdom, grew into a well-known Ottonian margravial centre during the tenth century. Presently, the foundations of the Ottonian site and the Benedictine abbey are integrated into a provincial archaeological park.


Visitors Information

Provinciaal Archeologisch Museum Ename (pamEname)

Lijnwaadmarkt 20, 9700 Ename – Oudenaarde
Tel.: 00 32 55 30 90 40
Contacts: bali-ename@oost-vlaanderen.be or museum@ename974.org
Open : Tuesday till Friday from 9 am till 5 pm Saturday and Sunday from 1 till 5 pm.
Access for disabled and blind visitors.
Guided tours for visitors and school pupils are organised on demand and for children from 5 upto 16 years educational programs are available.

Saint Lawrence church

Open all days except religious services on Sundays, days of religious feasts and during wedding and funeral services.
Timescope in the church is accessible from Tuesday till Sunday 9am – 5pm.
Access for normal visitors. Disabled visitors on demand in the museum.

Archaeological site

Open: free access
Access for disabled visitors.
Timescope open: April 1 – October 31, Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Provincial Heritage Centre

Situated on the archaeological site of Ename a new provincial complex opened in 2012. The goal of this centre is heritage care in the broad sense: conservation, restauration, public disclosure and international cooperation.
Open: Thursday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
Access for disabled visitors.

Bos t’ Ename (Ename Wood)

Free access for normal and sporty visitors on the guided footpaths.


There are two airports in the neighbourhood: Brussels airport in Zaventem, near Brussels (www.brusselsairport.be) and Brussels-South near Charleroi (www.charleroi-airport.com). Oudenaarde/Ename is accessible by train (www.nmbs.be) or taxi-shuttle (www.taxidemeyer.be) from the airports.

In the region of Oudenaarde/Ename visitors can travel by bus (www.delijn.be).

Bicycle rents: www.oudenaarde.be/visitors


Ename/Oudenaarde disposes on sufficient accommodation of hotels, bed & breadfast, sport rent, etc.

For all information: www.oudenaarde.be (three languages)

Tourism office contact: 00 32 55 31 72 51, toerisme@oudenaarde.be

About us

Provinciaal Archeologisch Museum Ename (pamEname) opened in 1998 as a result of the archaeological excavations in Ename. The museum shows the links between historical research, archaeological investigation and the remains of history that were found (objects, traces, landmarks, etc.) and the reconstruction of the medieval history of Ename.

The Ename Museum cooperates with other local and regional heritage institutions on several and annual occasions : Heritage day, Open Monument Day, Week of Taste, etc. PamEname organises the Night of the Museum, music concerts in the church and several events for children during the school holidays.

Written by

Dirk Callebaut, Ename Expertisecentrum voor Erfgoedontsluiting, Belgium
Marga Bonte, Provinciaal Archeologisch Museum Ename, Belgium
Marie-Claire Van der Donckt, Provinciaal Archeologisch Museum Ename, Belgium

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