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Brussels Museums

Brussels serves as an important landmark in the European history. Touring the city will give you wonderful insights into the culture and traditions of the people here. Visiting the museums in the city will give you a sense of belonging and will also help you to understand the city better. Museums like the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Kunstberg, René Magritte Museum, etc., are the city’s major tourist attractions. Here, we have prepared an exclusive list of some of the best museums in the city to help you choose the best.

Museum of Natural Sciences
Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences (French: Muséum des sciences naturelles) located at Rue Vautier 29 in Brussels is a huge and a renowned museum which puts forth an amazing display of biodiversity and is a part of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. The dinosaur hall in this museum is the largest dinosaur display in Europe. It has more than 30 complete skeletons both originals and replicas and also fragments of dinosaur remains. The renowned dinosaurs seen here are the Iguanodon, the Tyrannosaurus and the Stegosaurus. This museum also includes PaleoLAB, Gallery of Evolution, BiodiverCITY, The Animal Kingdom, and Gallery of Humans.

Address: Vautier Street 29, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 627 4211

Train World
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Train World

Train World is a special display of railways of past, present and future. Herein, the travellers can discover unique pieces of Belgian railways. Also, the visitors get to see the Schaerbeek station, which is one of Belgium’s oldest and the original station building. This museum located at Place Princesse Elisabeth is a wonderful symphony of old and modern art and the evolution of train systems through centuries.

Address: Place Princesse Elisabeth 5, 1030 Brussels, Belgium.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts (Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België)
Royal Museums of Fine Arts

Royal Museums of Fine Arts (Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België)

One of the must visit places, is the Royal Museums of Fine Arts located at the southern part of Cinquantenaire Park's U-shaped complex. The museum boasts a national collection of artefacts from prehistory to the Merovingian period (751 AD), and a collection of artefacts from the antiquity of the Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Address: Rue du Musée 9 / Museumstraat 9 - 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 508 3209

AutoWorld (Vintage car museum)
AutoWorld

AutoWorld (Vintage car museum)

The AutoWorld is a vintage car museum in southern hall of U-shaped complex at the Cinquantenaire Park owns large collection of 350 European and American old-timer automobiles from the late 19th century until the seventies including Minervas, a Bentley of 1928, a Cord and a Bugatti of 1930 and several limousines which belonged to the Belgian royal family.

Address: Jubelpark 11, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 736 4165

Royal Museum of Armed Forces and of Military History (Koninklijk Museum van het Leger en de Krijgsgeschiedenis)
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Royal Museum of Armed Forces and of Military History (Koninklijk Museum van het Leger en de Krijgsgeschiedenis)

The Military museum was originally built on the site of the Abbaye de la Cambre but later in 1923, it was moved to the Cinquantenaire Park. Today, it proudly shows one of the largest collections of uniforms, weapons, and military vehicles of all ages and countries in the world.

Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 737 7833, +32 2 737 7811

Musical Instrument Museum (Musée des Instruments de Musique)
Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum (Musée des Instruments de Musique)

The Musée des Instruments de Musique in Belgium basks away in the glory of displaying more than 7000 instruments from all over the world and from all ages. In addition, the Brussels Musical Instruments Museum also organises galleries displaying a collection of instruments over four floors, a concert hall for events, meetings, conferences and private functions, a library, a museum shop and a rooftop restaurant offering breathtaking views of the city.

Address: Hofberg 2 Montagne de la Cour B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 545 0130

Horta Museum
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Horta Museum

The Horta Museum is situated at 23-25, rue Américaine in Saint-Gilles in a private house and studio of Victor Horta. The museum was constructed between years 1898 and 1901.Both the buildings of this museum are built in an Art Nouveau style. The interiors of this museum contain mosaics, stained glass, and wall decorations which make the museum look pleasant and stylish.

Address: 25, rue Américaine, 1060 Brussels, Belgium.

Kunstberg - Mont des Arts
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Kunstberg - Mont des Arts

The Mont des Arts is a hill and is one of the major attractions in the city of Brussels. Renowned museums like the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Musical Instrument Museum, the Royal Palace, etc., are located just at walking distance from this place, due to which this place got its name ‘The Museum Quarter’.

The travellers can explore some amazing footprints of the Belgian heritage and also witness one of the most splendid views of the city of Brussels.

Address: Rue Royale 2-4 Koningsstraat Bruxelles, 1000, Brussel, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 513 8940

Van Buuren
Van Buuren

Van Buuren

The Van Buuren Museum was built in the year 1928 by David van Buuren and his spouse. It is a house which was dedicated to the collections of art. Here, one can see the wide collection of paintings and artefacts from some of the most renowned artists from 16th to 20th century. Also, there is a huge Art Deco rose garden with some amazing views.

Address: 41 Avenue Léo Errera , 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 343 4851

MOOF Museum
MOOF Museum

MOOF Museum

Visit MOOF and meet the most popular superheroes and characters from some amazing comics. This is a museum dedicated to figurines which have had a great influence on the children. Here, the visitors can relive their childhood and see their favourite characters from well-known comics like Asterix, TinTin and many more. The museum has displayed original comic plates and large murals of the popular comic characters which will take the visitors down the memory lane and give them an enchanting experience.

Address: Rue du marché-aux-Herbes 116B, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 207 7992

Brussels City Museum
Brussels City Museum

Brussels City Museum

The Museum of the city of Brussels was inaugurated in 1887, in Maison du Roiwhich, a building located at the Grand Place which is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Museum of the City of Brussels has portrayed the journey and traditions of Brussels through all the years of ancient, medieval and modern ages through paintings, sculptures, tapestries, engravings, photos and models. Here, the visitors will see some amazing models of the city of Brussels from the year 1500. There is a room wherein they have displayed around 750 costumes of the statue.

Address: Maison du Roi, Grand-Place, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 279 4350

Jubelpark Museum
Jubelpark Museum

Jubelpark Museum

Located in the middle of Parc du Cinquantenaire this museum is one of the biggest one in the city and takes the visitors on a splendid journey of time from ancient era to the 20th century. The visitors can discover the evolution of time by witnessing the vast collection of paintings and artefacts from various countries. There are collections of art from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Europe, India, China and many more other regions. The visitors can also discover the history from Merovingian period in the National Archaeology department of the Museum.

Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 10 Jubelpark Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 741 7331

René Magritte Museum
René Magritte Museum

René Magritte Museum

The René Magritte Museum is located in the heart of Brussels and boasts of an amazing collection of works by the Belgian artist René Magritte. This collection of over 200 works is the largest in the world and is also renowned amongst the artworks from different parts of the world. The museum displays the paintings like the Empire of Light, The Man from the Sea, The Domain of Arnheim, etc. Along with gouaches, drawings, sculptures and painted objects, and also billboards, music scores, early photographs and films which are done under the direction of Magritte.

Address: Rue Esseghem 135, 1090 Jette, Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 428 2626

Museum of Costume and Lace
Museum of Costume and Lace

Museum of Costume and Lace

The Museum of Costumes and lace is located at Rue de la Violette and houses various costumes, ball gowns, miniskirts, overcoats, antique lace, embroidery and fashion accessories from the 18th century until the present times. The laces from Brussels are famed all over the world, and have a special appreciation in the world of fashion. Artists and students from contemporary textile courses get an opportunity to demonstrate their work in a temporary exhibition hall of the museum.

Address: Rue de la Violette 12, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 213 4450

Belgian Comic Strip Center
Belgian Comic Strip Center

Belgian Comic Strip Center

Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. Tel.: + 32 2 219 1980" vp/read "The Belgian comic strip centre is an attractive museum located in the heart of Brussels, It has been honouring creators of comic strips since 25 years. There are permanent exhibitions and variety of temporary displays which help the visitors to explore various dimensions of comics art. This museum works to pay tribute to the pioneers of modern comics art.

Address: Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel.: +32 2 219 1980

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