After two years of corona break, the Archeocentrum Velzeke on Saturday September 10 from 1 to 6 pm and on Sunday September 11 from 10 am to 6 pm another venue for an Open Monument Weekend, this edition being linked to the expo ‘About flying, falling and… excavating’, a temporary exhibition on aviation archeology in Flanders that takes visitors back to the First World War. Amid a backdrop of heavy anti-aircraft guns and historic cannons, unique motorcycles and even a replica of a fighter plane, Belgian, French, British and German soldiers and pilots (re-enactors) from the First and Second World War will testify about their lives in the trenches and about their flying experiences over the Western Front.
Definitely not to be missed (only) on Sunday at 3 pm the fly-over of the stunt pilots Peter Pan and Choco pulling awe-inspiring figures in the air with their Pitts Special planes. Aerial acrobatics at its best, goosebumps guaranteed. There are also workshops (for children) where you can recreate the aircraft from the exhibition in Lego or have yourself dressed in a historical figure. Finally, you can meet Romans and get some explanation from the archaeologists during live excavations or take a guided tour through the permanent exhibition in the museum. Admission to the Open Monument Weekend in the Archeocentrum Velzeke on the Doolbosweg is free. Also the exhibition ‘About flying, falling and… digging up!’ can be visited for free with or without a guide on this occasion.
We also draw attention to the following special traffic measures following these activities in and around the museum: on Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. and on Sunday, September 12 from 8 a.m. (each time until 8 p.m.), a parking ban will apply in Doolbosweg and access will be prohibited in both directions, with the exception of for pedestrians and cyclists.