You will find out all about ...

  • How tobacco conquered the world, following Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas in 1492
  • how tobacco is grown
  • Wervik tobacco
  • tobacco consumption in all its forms (smoking, sniffing and chewing) through many fascinating and intriguing objects
  • the relationship between tobacco and smuggling, tobacco and music, tobacco and religion, tobacco and sport, tobacco and eroticism

You visit

  • a 17th-century smoking pub
  • the pipe gallery, giving an overview from earthenware pipes to meerschaum, porcelain and wooden pipes
  • a tobacco shop anno 1930
  • the reconstruction of an authentic tobacco manuscript
  • a smoking parlour in the 19th century