Carried on our hands, a fascinating double exhibition 'On our hands', a story of two Oaks

Harlindis and Relindis are synonymous with the early Middle Ages, monastic life and the worship of saints, as well as mysterious relics and processions. "In a small and useless forest, not far from the Meuse"... this is where nobleman Adelhard is said to have built a new monastery around 730, which quickly grew into a prosperous religious centre. For centuries, the idyllic Aldeneik, the "Old Eycke", has adorned the Maasland. This exhibition in the serene St. Anne's Church uses archaeological finds, art objects and unique historical sources to take you back to these bygone times and elaborate on a place that was once the source of the later Maasland society. In the side aisles of St Catherine's Church, in addition to these rare and precious artefacts, you can also take a look at relics of Harlindis and Relindis, which are normally worshipped at other places of worship. The exhibition shines a new light on these mysterious objects and the meaning of saints, trade in human remains and what relics tell us about the past and present.

Double exhibition Carried in hand (in Dutch)

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From Tuesday 06 September 2022 until Sunday 08 January 2023

From Tuesday to Sunday

Summer period (until 31/10): 13:00-16:30
Winter period (from 2/11): 13:00-15:30

Exceptionally, the expo in Aldeneik cannot be visited on the following dates:  22/10, 01/11, 11/11, 20/11, 26/11, 11/12, 18/12, 24/12, 25/12, 31/12 and 01/01/2023.

The expo in Maaseik cannot be visited on the following public holidays: 01/11, 24/12, 25/12, 31/12 and 01/01.