With a "big bang" the fascinating tale of the universe, and later of life itself, started off.
In the museum this story is told, beginning with the the birth of our planet.
Further in this room, you can see a large topographical map of Hamont-Achel. Throughout history, people that lived there had to take account of the local topography. Some chose the higher territories, while others preferred the lower grounds, like the surroundings of fens or brooks. As an introduction to the historical outline, the evolution of life is depicted. Fossils from several periods amplify this story. The ascent and the evolution of man are illustrated by means of (plaster-casts of) skulls, primitive tools and drawings