BELvue Museum

The BELvue is the no. 1 museum for learning about Belgium and its history.

The museum sheds light on Belgium via seven contemporary themes and a gallery of 200 Belgian objects. Combining a strong exhibition design with artful displays and a gallery full of surprising objects, the BELvue showcases Belgium's history with a contemporary twist.

Located in a magnificent eighteenth-century building adjoining the Royal Palace, the museum immerses you in Belgium, with all the fascinating aspects it entails.
It's Belgian culture in the broadest sense of the term!

Play tours are available for children aged 3 years and over.

The BELvue Museum is also home to temporary exhibitions and organises numerous activities.
  • In the centre of Brussels, next to the Royal Palace, near Central Station, Porte de Namur, Park and Sablon.
  • 1,5 Parc/Park
  • Opening times

    01/06/2017 - 31/12/2022: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: closed

  • Price

    Groupe: 50,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

The Democracity workshop is a role-playing game: the participants form a political party in small groups and draw up a programme. By discussing and arguing with the other parties, the participants build a city. They have to defend their priorities and take into account budgetary realities. Each participant experiences the limitations and challenges of representative democracy while learning more about how our institutions work. Want to get an overview of how a workshop is run? We offer you a free video tutorial available online. The workshop can also be conducted independently in the classroom or online. Download the teacher's guide or find it in the play box. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Reservation limited to max. 3 workshops per school, of which 1 is RECHT. If the workshop is cancelled less than 2 weeks before the agreed date, we will have to charge the school a participation fee of €250.

  • Opening times

    26/04/2019 - 31/12/2022: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 7,00 € - Enfants: 1,00 € - Jeunes: 5,00 € - Senior: 6,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 5,00 € - Groupe: 6,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

Children never get bored at BELvue! Visitors of all ages are able to enjoy the museum in their own way. No more long hours of trailing behind your parents without understanding a single word... Mimi & Momo need you! Help Mimi to find the objects hidden in the museum. As for Momo, he only recognises black, yellow and red. Can you show him all of the colours? An adventure through Belgium and its history with plenty of things to see and touch! Practical information: • For children between 3 and 5 years old, accompanied by an adult. • To reserve, please send an email to info@belvue.be or call 02 500 45 54! • When you reserve a group visit, please provide following information: - Name of the group - Contact person - Address - Phone number & email - Number of people - Date of the visit - Hour of the visit - Which exhibition: permanent exhibition or temporary exhibitions • Discover the safety measures for the BELvue museum on the website. • Price : 1 €/child excl. entrance (free entrance for

  • Opening times

    26/04/2019 - 31/12/2022: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 7,00 € - Enfants: 1,00 € - Jeunes: 5,00 € - Senior: 6,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 5,00 € - Groupe: 6,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

Children never get bored at BELvue! Visitors of all ages are able to enjoy the museum in their own way. No more long hours of trailing behind your parents without understanding a single word... Zeno the explorer is passing through Belgium! Accompany him on his trip. Climb on board his periscope van and explore all aspects of the country. History, culture, economy, etc.: Belgium will hold (almost) no more secrets for you! Due to current circumstances, Zeno is currently only available via the HeritageApp on your smartphone or on the iPad of the BELvue which you can borrow from the reception (according to availability). Practical information: • For children between 9 and 12 years old, accompanied by an adult. • Discover On the road with Zeno via the HeritageApp on your smartphone or the iPad in the BELvue museum. Download the app in advance from Play Store or Apple Store and save yourself time at the reception. • Discover the safety measures for the BELvue museum on the website. • Price : 1 €/child excl. entrance (free entrance for

  • Opening times

    28/05/2021 - 28/05/2022: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: closed

  • Price

    Normal: 0,00 €

Immerse yourself in the heart of the museum's permanent exhibition with our virtual tour. You will discover our seven rooms and our gallery of 200 Belgian objects as if you were there! You can also find out more about eight objects or themes that are particularly important to us. Each colour equals a language Purple: English Red: German Turquoise: French Yellow: Dutch A project realised with the support of visit.brussels

  • Opening times

    09/06/2021 - 09/06/2022: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:30 to 18:00

  • Opening times

    01/09/2021 - 31/08/2026: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:30 to 18:00

LE MUSÉE BELVUE QUI S’EXPORTE CHEZ VOUS. "BELvue sur roulettes" se compose de quatre valises remplies d’objets historiques et contemporains sur lesquelles on peut travailler en groupe. Chaque objet sert de point de départ à une conversation, évoque des souvenirs, crée de l’inspiration et rassemble les gens autour de différentes histoires. L’objectif des valises est de créer du lien entre les participant·es en écoutant, en partageant, en apprenant les un·es des autres… Chaque valise a été développée selon une thématique spécifique et pour un groupe cible particulier : • « Plutôt vintage, moderne ou rétro ? » : une valise au contenu intergénérationnel qui vise à favoriser les échanges entre les seniors et les jeunes hors du cadre scolaire. Cette valise s’adresse aux personnes âgées de 7 à 99 ans, aux familles, aux maisons de repos, de quartiers et de jeunes, aux mouvements de jeunesse, … • « La Belgique pour les débutant·es » : une valise qui est le point de départ idéal pour faire découvrir aux novices quelques objets de prédilection, typiques ou inventés par des Belges. Cette valise est destinée aux personnes qui apprennent le français (FLE, DASPA) ou le néerlandais (NT2, OKAN). • « Histoires d'ici et d'ailleurs » : une valise destinée aux écoles qui souhaitent explorer la thématique de la migration à travers diverses histoires sur des personnes d’ici et d’ailleurs. Cette valise est destinée aux classes de la 5ème primaire à la 2ème secondaire. • « Capsule temporelle » : une capsule, basée sur le concept d’une boîte à souvenirs qui fera voyager les personnes âgées dans le temps en utilisant des objets de la vie quotidienne passée. Ces objets font référence aux loisirs, aux jeux de société, au sport et à la musique. La boîte est destinée aux personnes âgées, aux maisons de repos, aux centres de jour, … Informations pratiques Ces animations sont réalisées en autonomie (sans animateur·rice du BELvue). L'animation est réalisée par vos soins par la personne de votre choix. Dimensions des valises : bagage cabine (55x45x25cm) Durée de l'animation : 1h30-2h/valise. Ceci varie en fonction du groupe et du nombre d'activités réalisées. La préparation de l'animation est vivement conseillée. Tous les documents sont téléchargeables en ligne. La location est gratuite, seuls les frais de transport sont à votre charge. La réservation doit être réalisée minimum deux semaines avant.

  • Opening times

    10/09/2021 - 10/10/2021: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 0,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 € - Jeunes: 0,00 € - Senior: 0,00 €

The Korean-Belgian Comics Exhibition commemorating the 120th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Korea and Belgium Belgium and Korea speak different languages but they both enjoy the language of comics. To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Belgium and South Korea and as part of the Comics Festival, the BELvue is hosting the exhibition "Speak through comics". Comics are a unique art genre that is made complete only when words and pictures go hand in hand. That is why you not only need to read the words, but also the message and sentiments that are conveyed by the images. In this exhibition you will discover the differences and similarities between the two countries throughout the seventh art and feel the emotional depth embedded along the lines of a thick brush or a delicate pen from the works of artists such as Ancco, Oh Se-Young or Judith Vanistendeal. Produced by the Korean Cultural Centre, KOMACON (Korea Manhwa Contents Agency) and visit.brussels

  • Opening times

    21/09/2021 - 10/12/2021: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:30 to 18:00

  • Price

    Groupe: 0,00 €

L’exposition interactive débute le 21 septembre 2021 et sera destinée à des classes ou des petits groupes scolaires de 28 élèves maximum, âgé·es de 12 à 18 ans. Cette exposition convient aux première, deuxième et troisième degrés de l'enseignement secondaire de types général, technique et professionnel. L'exposition se compose de sept modules qui se visitent chacun par groupe de quatre élèves (ou trois si nécessaires). Ces modules permettent aux élèves d'explorer les différents aspects de l'éducation financière (gérer un budget, la consommation responsable, ...), concepts de base de la finance, les budgets publics et la structure financière des sociétés de façon créative et interactive. Chaque module conduit à une discussion entre les élèves et les pousse à développer leur propre point de vue. Attachez-vous également de l'importance à l'éducation financière de vos élèves ? Un dossier pédagogique et un manuel vous permettront d'assurer le bon déroulement de votre visite et de continuer à travailler sur le thème avec votre classe par la suite.

  • Opening times

    24/09/2021 - 06/03/2022: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 0,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 € - Jeunes: 0,00 € - Senior: 0,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 0,00 € - Groupe: 0,00 € - Prévente: 0,00 €

Immerse yourself in the world of the Belgian pioneer of animated film Raoul Servais, thanks to his drawings, background props and even the instruments he used to make his films. This exhibition sheds light on Servais as an individual, his artistic process and search for new techniques, but also his love for the arts, surrealism, the work of Paul Delvaux and many more things. You will also be able to admire the sketches from his latest film, created in collaboration with Rudy Pinceel: Der lange Kerl. François Schuiten, one of our most renowned comic strip artists, is curating the exhibition. He was Servais' main assistant during the making of Taxandria (1994). As supervisor of the graphic concept and the film's sets, Schuiten knows the world of Taxandria and the work of Raoul Servais like no other. The exhibition Raoul Servais. A world between magic and realism is organised by the Heritage Fund of the King Baudouin Foundation in collaboration with the Raoul Servais Collection, the Raoul Servais Association and CINEMATEK. In partnership with La Libre, DH and The Brussels Times. Audioguide available in EN/FR/NL