To reach the museum smoothly from the A19 motorway (Kortrijk-Ieper), it is best to follow the following road:
Coming from Kortrijk: exit 2A (Wervik-Geluwe) – follow N58 to fourth roundabout where you take the third exit (Kruisekestraat / N303) towards Wervik.
Coming from Ypres: take exit 3A (Beselare) – Wervik (Kruisekestraat / N303 always straight ahead).
At the end of Kruisekestraat (Lege Kruise roundabout), drive straight ahead (Leopoldstraat and then Magdalenastraat). At the end of Magdalenastraat, turn right (Koestraat). After about 500 metres you will reach the National Tobacco Museum (on the left-hand side of the road). There is plenty of free parking in front of the museum or on the corner of Koestraat and Barrierestraat. Here you will also find 2 charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Nearby (in front of the Heritage Centre De Briekenmolen – Koestraat 65) there is a reserved car park for disabled visitors.
Follow the same directions as by car (see block above). It is best to drive via Komenstraat and Barrierestraat. There are two free parking spaces reserved for buses at the corner of Barrierestraat and Koestraat.
Wervik station is on the Kortrijk-Ieper/Poperinge line and is within walking distance (about 1.3 km) of the museum. When leaving the station, turn right. At the intersection with Molenstraat (near the level crossing), turn left and then follow the route straight ahead (via Vlamingenstraat-Steenakker-Sint-Maartensplein-Leiestraat-Sint-Medardusstraat.
After passing the Sint-Medarduskerk, you will enter the Koestraat. After about 500 metres you will find the museum on the left).
For more information on train timetables, go to www.nmbs.be.
With the on-call bus
Wervik is part of call bus area No 69. More information on how to call on this bus can be found on the De Lijn website.
Another possibility is line 43 (Menen-Komen). Get off at the Hoge Plank stop, which is about 750 metres from the museum. Walk towards the urban cemetery and turn right into Barrierestraat. At the end of the street, turn left into Koestraat.
Bike junction 12 is close to the museum.
By the way, you can make lovely cycling trips along the Leie from here. Also fun to do is the Grensleie cycle route. This new, signposted thematic cycle route lets you discover the border region from the Leie region to the Westhoek. Almost half of the cycling loop (58 km) runs on car-free paths. On the way, you cycle through a varied landscape, from panoramic views to villages and towns, along the Lys and through green ribbons that follow stream valleys, but also through the Gasthuisbossen (Zandvoorde/Zillebeke). So there is plenty of variety! At regular intervals you will find catering facilities where you can catch your breath.
At the entrance to the museum, you will find a spacious bike shed and a free charging station for e-bikes.
Behind the Tobacco Museum, the Lys flows into Flanders. Here there is a jetty suitable for both organised touring boats and individual pleasure boats.