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 €

Democracity is a role-playing game: in groups the participants form a political party and draw up their programme. By discussing with other parties and putting forward arguments, the participants build a city. They have to defend their priorities and take into account the reality of the budget. While they all experience the limitations and challenges of representative democracy, they learn more about the functioning of our institutions. Youth organisations, senior citizens' groups, and associations can attend a Democracity workshop. This workshop takes half a day and costs 50€ for a group. The educational service also organises a training course for animators of organisations and associations. Afterwards, they can use a BELvue room free of charge to organise Democracity with their group. To obtain more information and make a reservation, please contact the educational service directly: Patrick Pockelé.

  • Opening times

    01/09/2017 - 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

    Groupe: 6,00 € - Jeunes: 0,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

An interactive tour of the BELvue museum, including first a search for information in small groups and then a lively game of questions about Belgium. In small groups, the participants first discover a theme room in the museum and present the results of their visit to the rest of the group in the manner of a guide. Then the "BELvue Tour" begins! Divided into several teams, the participants play an original quiz and become real experts on Belgium and its history. The BELvue tour is a very interactive visit where everyone discovers the museum's contents in their own way. The dynamics of the game provoke exchange and fun within the group. TWO POSSIBILITIES FOR A VISIT: 1. Independently → The group leader must prepare the activity in advance and supervise it during the visit to the BELvue. An educational file is available on www.belvue.be - free of charge. 2. With an animator from the BELvue → dates on request - 50€. Several versions of the Tour of the BELvue have been developed, including a version for French language learners (FLE). Online reservation required via the following link: https://www.belvue.be/nl/reservation/activity.

  • 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. • Reservation mandatory. • Group visits (guided or independent) are only possible for children under 12 years old. 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. • Reservation required. • 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

    05/02/2021 - 11/02/2022: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: closed

On the occasion of Carnival, the BELvue museum created an activity booklet for children between 8 and 12 years old to enjoy at home. This booklet "Carnival in Belgium: confetti and traditions" is divided into 7 parts, each corresponding to a day of the week. Each day, the carnival traditions of a Belgian town are highlighted. Did the children already know these folktales? Would they like to see certain traditions evolve? With exciting educational games, creative crafts and critical social questions, your children will discover in a playful way the known and less known Belgian carnival traditions! » Download your booklet here: https://bit.ly/3aRCxvp. » Share your creation with us via social media using the hashtag #BELvuemuseum! » Listen to our Carnival playlist with great songs, tutorials and fun tips, on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3pQuVPX Practical information "Carnival in Belgium - confetti and traditions" is a home activity.

  • Price

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

Viens profiter d'une foule d'activités pour petit·es et grand·es pendant les vacances scolaires ! Mimi et Momo entraînent les 3 à 5 ans dans une partie de cache-cache avec des objets à toucher et à reconnaître, pendant que les 6 à 8 ans endossent leur veste de Ministre et remplissent des super missions. Quant aux enfants de 9 à 12 ans, Zeno les emmène dans un voyage à travers la Belgique à bord de sa camionnette-périscope pour regarder des films, chercher des informations et résoudre des énigmes ! Enfin, n'oubliez pas de découvrir l’exposition “Comès. D’Ombre et de Silence” avec notre workshop créatif du 10 avril ou le chouette livret d'activité quand vous voulez jusqu'au 11 avril ! Informations pratiques : - Pour les 3 à 5 ans : Mimi & Momo - Pour les 6 à 8 ans : La/Le Ministre, c’est moi ! - Pour les 7 à 12 ans : Workshop : Aide Comès à terminer sa planche de BD (le 10 avril) - Pour les 8 à 12 ans : Livret d’activité de l’expo Comès (jusqu’au 11 avril) - Pour les 9 à 12 ans : En route avec Zeno

FREE VISIT TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION Travel through Belgium and its history in the dark and discover the BELvue museum from a unique point of view with your flashlight, on Saturday evening from 6 to 9 PM. The museum is also open free of charge on Saturday and Sunday. For the Saturday night event, flashlights are available at the museum reception and will be disinfected after each use. You can of course also bring your own flashlight. Practical information: - Free entrance. - Reservation obligatory. - Available in English, Dutch, French and German. - We guarantee you a safe visit, taking into account the necessary safety measures.