More than 2,000 years after Tongeren was built by the Romans, the award winning Gallo-Roman museum takes pride of place in its ancient centre. Built in the noughties of our own 21st century, the modern, spacious building merges beautifully with its Medieval surroundings. Inside, spread across three floors, the imaginative exhibition takes you back even further, as far as 500,000 years BC. The story that is told takes the visitors from the earliest human settlers to the fall of the Roman empire, with more than two thousand original artefacts on display, which are combined with text, film, spectacular life-size models and figures to guide the visitors on an exciting journey through time.