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Brussels Exhibitions

Brussels generally has a huge variety of exhibitions on display at anyone time. The city has and always will contribute massively to preserving Belgian culture, heritage, history and traditions. The museum, galleries and exhibitions in the city put forward diverse artworks of Belgian and international artists which fall under various categories such as art, technology, industry, science, folklore, literature, history and much more.

Museums

  

Royal Museum of Army and Military History
( Visit Site )

Displays arms, uniforms, planes and tanks relating to the military history of Belgium from Middle Ages to the two World Wars. Also showcases works of art such as paintings, sculptures and miniatures.

Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 3, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Daily from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Tel.: +32 2 7377811

  

Museum of Ancient Art -
Royal Museum of Fine Arts
( Visit Site )

Displays paintings, sculptures and artworks dating from the 15th to 18th century. Works mainly include those seized during the revolutionary period belonging to French and Italian artists.

Address: Rue de la Régence 3, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 5083211

  

Museum of Modern Art -
Royal Museums of Fine Arts
( Visit Site )

Displays paintings, sculptures and artworks dating from the 18th century till present. Logically a sequence of artwork displayed in the Museum of Ancient Art continued in the Modern Art museum.

Address: Place Royale 1-2, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 5083211

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Michel wal

  

Cinquantenaire Museum -
Royal Museums of Art and History
( Visit Site )

Displays artefacts, antiques describing various civilizations from various eras and continents. Works displayed includes collections from the Pre-Historic Era to the present civilization.

Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
On Weekends and Public Holidays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 7417211

  

AutoWorld ( Visit Site )

Showcases the world history of automobile industry from 1886 to the 1970. An exhibition showcasing approximately 400 cars that are all in working order.

Address:
Opening Hours: April 1 to September 30: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
October 1 to March 31: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Weekends: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 7364165

  

Belgium Centre for Comic Strip Art ( Visit Site )

Located in the archaeologically important & artistic building of Art Nouveau, both temporary and permanent exhibitions are displayed showcasing the history of comic strip drawing from the late 19th century to the present over 4000 square metres.

Address: Rue des Sables 20, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 2191980, +32 2 2100433

  

BELvue Museum ( Visit Site )

Located right next to the Royal Palace of Brussels, Belgium. The BELvue Museum is housed in the royal Bellevue residence and gives access to all the historical stories of Brussels' Former Palace.

Address: Place des Palais 7, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: June to September: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
October to May: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tel.: +32 70 220492

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Michel wal

  

Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate ( Visit Site )

History about the making of chocolate when the Aztecs invented it to the making of famous hand made Belgian pralines. Get to know how chocolate is made.

Address: Rue de la Tête d'Or, 9/11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on Monday and from September to June.
Tel.: +32 2 5142048

  

Costume and Lace Museum ( Visit Site )

18th century warehouses have been transformed into museums to exhibit the long running cultural heritage of production of the Belgian lace, embroideries and tapestries.

Address: Rue de la Violette 12, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 5:00 pm
On Weekends: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 2134450

  

Museums of the Far East ( Visit Site )

The Far East Museum is located in the municipality of Laken, nearby the Royal Domain. Of these, the Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower built on the lead taken by King Leopold II display a collection of Chinese ceramics and Japanese art manufactured to be exported to Europe.

Address: Van Praetlaan 44, 1020, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
On Weekends and Public Holidays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 2681608

Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Flouze

  

Brussels Gueuze Museum -
Cantillon Brewery
( Visit Site )

The museum gives a presentation on how the famous Gueuze-Lambic beer is made. Also you get to taste some exceptional beers from all over the world.

Address: 56 rue Gheude, 1070, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays
Tel.: +32 2 5214928

  

Museum of Natural Sciences ( Visit Site )

One of the largest museums in the world exhibiting a display of dinosaur fossils. Also included is history of human and animal evolution from the time life started on earth.

Address: Rue Vautier 29, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Daily from 9:30 am to 4:45 pm
On Weekends and Public Holidays: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 6274211, +32 2 6274238

  

Museum of the City of Brussels -
Maison du Roi
( Visit Site )

This 19th century historic building is a replica of its 16th century original building. The museum covers all the important aspects of city's urban, political, economic, cultural, historical and social development.

Address: Grand-Place, in front of the Town Hall, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 2794350

Art Galleries

  

Aeroplastics ( Visit Site )

Situated on the edge of Ixelles & St Gilles, this exhibits a large collection from artists such as John Waters and Daniele Buetti.

Address: Rue Blanche straat 32, 1060, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 5372202

Aliceday ( Visit Site )

Located in the Lower Town of central Brussels, this is a fairly new gallery that was created by the integration of Damasquine and Art & Com. The gallery exhibits a wide spectrum of unique pieces from exceptional artists such as Jacques Lizene and Walter Swennen.

Address: l'Aurore 62, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tel.: +32 475 535788

  

Baronian Francey ( Visit Site )

This is one of the most established exhibition centres for modern art. Having been founded in the 1970's by Albert Baronian, it has continued to successfully build up a sound reputation. Located in Ixelles & Gilles, this gallery has been responsible for lifting some of the most gifted young artists into the limelight.

Address: 2 Rue Isidore Verheyden, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: noon to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 5129295

  

Catherine Bastide ( Visit Site )

Famous for its contemporary art exhibitions from artists such as Jacques Andre, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Ola Rindal, Catherine Sullivan, Monique Van Genderen and many more.

Address: Rue Vandenbrandenstraat 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 6462971

Dépendance ( Visit Site )

This gallery features exhibitions from young artists and also well known talents such as Nora Schultz, Thomas Bayrle and Michael Krebber. The gallery also participates in many famous art fairs around the world.

Address: Varkensmarkt 4 rue du marché aux porcs, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Friday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday: noon to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 2177400

Les Filles Du Calvaire ( Visit Site )

Set in the Kanal 20 establishment, this mostly features exceptional American and French artists. The exhibitions are featured over two levels with pieces from artists such as Barbara Gallucci and Steven Parrino.

Address: Boulevard Barthelemy 20, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 5116320

Erna Hecey ( Visit Site )

This gallery has featured some of the best contemporary art exhibitions in Brussels. Artist Sophie Calle and architects Edwin Chan and Frank Gehrey collaborate on a number of projects, presenting a mix of visual art and design. The 'Douleur Exquise' project has especially became very successful. This gallery is especially known for its emphasis on paintings.

Address: Rue des fabriques 1c, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 5020024

  

Xavier Hufkens ( Visit Site )

This is one of Brussels' well known exhibitions for the most coverage of international artists. Set in a spacious townhouse with two floors, it features blue chip art and pieces by younger forthcoming artists.

Address: Rue Saint-Georges 6 - 8, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 6396730

  

Paolo Boselli ( Visit Site )

This gallery offers a wide range of modern art exhibitions which are presented in all forms as well as films. Artists include Laurence Skivee, Djos Janssens and Xavier Martin.

Address: Rue des Eperonniers, 59, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +32 477 205052

  

Rodolphe Janssen ( Visit Site )

This gallery is well known for its modern photography but still gains interest for its exhibitions featuring other presentations. It was established in 1991 and also exhibits pieces by artists such as Bernard Viota and Anya Gallaccio.

Address: 35 rue de Livourne, Ixelles, Belgium
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday: 2:00 to 7:00 pm
Tel.: +32 2 5380818