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Sunday, January 6, 2019


Scared to death

In the margins of the notebooks and in the sketchbooks of the future draftsman Hergé, death is already evident. You come across it in scenes of shootouts between cowboys or in reference to various armed conflicts, old or contemporary of the early years of the artist...

Trains and Hergé

Relaxing rail travel.

Take the train and let us transport you to the Hergé Museum in the best way, by a means of transport that has evolved over nearly two centuries of technical innovation. You will have time to spare so dive into a book, use your tablet or just watch the scenery roll by.

Hergé, always the perfectionist, never stopped demanding the best of himself and of his team, as he wanted his work to meet and surpass the expectations of all his readers. Trains are plentiful in his work and Hergé also used this means of transport frequently during his life.

Planche - Tintin au Congo

In his youth he took the train during his first trips with the Scouts, then to his country house in Wallonia and for many of his later trips through Europe.

Hergé’s readers discover many trains. Whether by steam or electric-powered trains, Tintin and Snowy, Quick and Flupke and even Jo, Zette and Jocko all take to the rails during their incredible journeys.
Georges Remi's first-ever drawing is on display at the Hergé Museum. Although dated 1911 one can already see from this drawing his promising talent as a budding artist. The movement of smoke escaping from the chimney of the train is very well portrayed for a child of barely four years old.

Dessin de Hergé lorsqu'il avait 4 ans

As the years went by Hergé became more and more precise in his depictions of this means of transport, down to the smallest details. From reality to fiction, the artist's various drawings – whether made for advertising, for his comic strip stories, or simply for his own pleasure – depict this mode of transport from all angles.

Often in motion, whether “real” or in the form of a toy to entertain Jo, Zette and the Maharaja of Gopal, trains take the characters to the four corners of the world. The train was, is and will remain unique and the key backdrop for all kinds of exciting adventures.

Take the train to the Museum! You can get a “B-Excursion - Hergé Museum” special ticket (train + museum admission).