Museums & Monuments

Coudenburg
An underground museum to discover the remains of the palace of Charles V. Place des Palais, 1000 Brussels.
Royal Museum of Art and History
Art and history museum with over 650,000 items from ancient civilisations including Egypt, Persia and Greece. Many decorative arts, lace, tapestries, silverware and glassware. Open 09:30-17:00, closed Mondays. Parc du Cinquantanaire 10, 1000 Brussels.
Bozar Expo
The centre for fine arts, including, music, art and photography exhibitions, cinema, literature, architecture, theatre and dance. Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels.
BELvue Museum
Before it became a museum, this former 18th century luxury hotel was also a royal residence. The exhibitions are themed around the reigns of each of the countrys 12 monarchs. Place des Palais 7, 1000 Bruxelles.
Musee du Costume et de la Dentelle
Museum displaying a selection of intricate, antique lace and costumes. Open Monday to Friday from 10:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00, weekends from 14:00-17:00. Rue de Violette 6, 1000 Brussels.
Toy Museum
Permanent exhibition of books, mechanical toys, a life size Brussels tramway and a series of photos and archives. At Rue de lAssociation 24, 1000, Brussels.
Charlier Museum
This museum contains paintings by Antoine Wiertz and James Ensor, a collection of porcelain, glassware and silverware and sculptures by Charlier. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00-17:00 at Avenue des Arts 16, 1210 Brussels.
Royal Military Museum
The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History houses collections from the Middle Ages to the present. At Jubelpark 3, 1000, Brussels. Closed Monday. Free entrance.
Royal Museum of Central Africa
Museum tracing the history of 100 years of colonial rule. Exhibits include ceremonial African dress, pagan idols, weapons and giant African insects. Open 10:00-17:00, weekends 10:00-18:00. Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren.
Museum of Belgian Brewers
Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of Belgian beer with special rooms on the leading technologies in beer brewing. Museum open daily from 10:00-17:00. At Grand-Place 10, 1000 Brussels.
Musee Magritte Museum
Part of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium with the largest collection of works by Magritte; paintings, drawings, gouaches, sculptures and more. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00, until 20:00 on Wednesdays. At Rue de la Regence 3, 1000 Brussels
Brussels Air Museum
Museum dedicated to Belgian civil and military aviation with life-size models and a section devoted to space travel. At Parc du Cinquantenaire, 3, Jubelpark, 1000, Brussels.
Musical Instrument Museum
This museum contains more than 6,000 items in its collection including wind, keyboard and string instruments. Open Tuesday to Friday from 09:30-17:00, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-17:00 at Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Brussels.
National Museum of the Resistance
A museum dedicated to the Resistance. Rue Van Lint, 1070 Anderlecht.
Museum of Comic Strip Art
The museum houses exhibitions of the famous comic strip heroes such as Tintin and the Smurfs, and features sketches, life size cartoon sets and photographs. Open 10:00-18:00 every day except Monday. Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Brussels.
Musee Rene Magritte
The museum is housed in the apartment where the Belgian surrealist painter lived for 24 years. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00-18:00. At 135 rue Esseghem 1090 Brussels.
David and Alice van Buuren Museum Gardens
Art deco house with a landscaped garden featuring a maze and the Heart Garden made from yew and box. Open daily from 14:00-17:30. Closed Tuesdays. Leo Erreralaan 41, Avenue Leo Errera, 1180 Brussels.
Horta Museum
Museum dedicated to the unique style of the architect Victor Horta. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 14:00-17:30, Rue Americaine 25, 1060 Saint-Gilles.
Wiertz Museum
Museum devoted to Antoine-Joseph Wiertz, with over 160 works including oil paintings, drawings and sculptures. Open Tuesday to Friday 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00, Rue Vautier 62, 1000 Brussels.
Natural Science Museum
Features a collection of skeletons dating back 250 million years. Open Tuesday to Friday from 09:30-16:45, weekends 10:00-18:00. Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels.
Childrens Museum
The Musee des Enfants hosts many temporary interactive exhibitions based on different themes. Many workshops are organised including cooking, painting, theatre, stories and nature. Open Wednesdays and weekends. At rue du Bourgmestre 15, 1050 Brussels.
Royal Palace
One of the most important palaces around the Parc de Bruxelles with many royal portraits on display and the possibility to visit the Hall of Mirrors and the Throne Room. Open from July to September at Place des Palais, 1000 Brussels.
Ancient Art Museum
Part of the Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts, a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings by Bosch, van Dyck and Rubens. Open 10:00-17:00 except Mondays. Place Royale 3, 1000 Brussels.
The Atomium
Built for the World Fair in 1958, this monument is made up of nine spheres and represents a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Open every day from 10:00-18:00. Situated on the Boulevard du Centenaire, 1020 Brussels.
Marc Sleen Museum
In the unique setting of what used to be a newspaper office, a standing exhibit, a reading room and series of temporary exhibits in order to discover the cartoonist Marc Sleen. Rue des Sables, 1000 Brussels.
Scientastic
A hands-on science museum for children with exhibits about the five senses. Available for birthday parties. At Boulevard Anspach 72-73, 1000, Brussels.
Mannekin Pis
Famous statue of a little boy situated on the corner of Rue de LEtuve and Stroofstraat. Mannekin Pis wardrobe can be visited at the Brussels museum.
Musee de la Dynastie
Collection of paintings, documents and royal memorabilia on display as well as official portaraits and photographs. Open 10:00-17:00 (18:00 in the summer). Closed Mondays. Place des Palais 7, 1000 Brussels.
Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate
Museum dedicated to the origins and production process of chocolate. Chocolate clothes and sculptures on display as well as demonstrations and the possibility to sample various chocolates. Rue de la Tete dOr 9/11, 1000 Brussels.
MLM
The Museum of Letters and Manuscripts. Galerie du Roi, 1000 Bruxelles.
Art & Marge Museum
A museum for outsider art. The artworks reflect the centre’s philosophy of promoting artists who remain in the shadows: mad or mentally disabled artists, and outsider artists with no means to access the professional art world. Rue Haute, 1000 Bruss
Modern Art Museum
Part of the Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts, the Modern Art Museum houses many well known 20th century artists and paintings by the Belgian Surrealists. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00 at Place Royale 1, 1000 Brussels.
Jewish Museum
A showcase of Jewish history and culture with a variety of temporary and permanent exhibitions. Also involved in Jewish genealogy. At Rue des Minimes 21, 1000 Brussels. Closed Saturday.
Constantin Meunier Museum
The museum houses over 700 workas including the painting Removal of a Broken Crucible, and the sculpture The Hammerman. Rue de lAbbaye 59, 1050 Brussels.
Tram Museum
Museum tracing the history of public transport in Belgium. Horse drawn trams transport visitors round the site. Seasonal opening hours. Avenue de Tervuren 364b, 1150 Brussels.

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