Hospice Comtesse Museum
The Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse is the town museum of Lille. It's housed in an old hospital founded by Jeanne, Countess of Flanders, for the poor of the city in 1237. Most of the building dates from the 15th-17th centuries, and retains a warren-like feel.
The collection features 17th and 18th century art; woodwork; ceramics; tapestries and musical instruments. But being the town museum, it also focuses on the history of Lille, particularly its revolutionary history, and the story of the hospital and the monks that ran it.
The ground floor is devoted to a recreation of a Flemish house and the hospital as it would have been centuries ago.
The Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse is in the Old Town of Lille. Reach it by taking bus 3, 6 or 9.