The Museum

The Gilliot factory closed its doors in 1978. Ten years later, the then Roelants Museum opened its doors at the current location in the Saint Bernard Abbey. In three spacious rooms, tile panels – including several masterpieces – and other material that had been saved from the factory buildings were displayed. At the time, the emphasis was mainly laid on the designer of the factory with the most fame: Joseph Roelants.

From 2009, the museum’s scope broadened. It was renamed Gilliot & Roelants Tegelmuseum. The work range was also broadened. The  crown on this expansion work was the acquisition of the Pozzo collection in 2016 and the opening of a new wing of the museum in 2019.