Art History Museum

Parc du Cinquantenaire 10 Jubelpark - 1000 Brussels

Art History Museum

  • Railway station at 500 m
  • Car park
  • Coach car park
    40 parking spots
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General

General

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Enlarge your view of man and Civilisation!

The Art History Museum invites you on an unusual world tour. Embark on a fascinating journey through art and history, from ancient times to decorative European arts, passing through national archaeology and non-European civilisations. Apart from its permament collections come and see the Museums temporary exhibitions too.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    From Tuesday to Friday 9.30 - 17.00 • Weekends and bank holidays 10.00 - 17.00 • Closed on Mondays, 01/01, 01/05, 01/11, 11/11, 25/12
  • Price
    Permanent exhibitions: free up to 18 years - adults €10 - 65+ €8 • Free on every first Wednesday of the month from 13.00 (except for temporary exhibitions)
  • Tour length

    2 hrs

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 9:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 9:00 - 16:00
    • Thursday 9:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 9:00 - 16:00
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Price
    (min. 15 people) €8 for permanent exhibitions. Free up to 18 years
  • Guided tour
    Upon request (Tel.: 02/741.73.02)
  • Information
    Restaurant and Museum shop
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Itinerary

  • Train: Centrale train station, Schuman • Metro: Merode, Schuman • Bus: 22, 27, 80, 61 • Tram: 81
Events

Events

  • 2019
    Sep
    27
    2020
    Mar
    29
    Crossroads
    Crossroads
    • Opening times

      27/09/2019 - 29/03/2020: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

    • Price

      Normal: 15,00 € - Senior: 12,00 € - Jeunes: 12,00 € - Enfants: 5,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 12,00 € - Groupe: 12,00 €

    After Amsterdam, Bonn and Athens, the Art & History Museum Brussels will show this wide variety of unique and exceptional objects presenting different materials and techniques from all over Europe from the period popularly known as ‘The Dark Ages’. People migrating over long distances, new political structures, climate change, religious conflicts, shifting markets, ... The turbulent times of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (c. 300-1000) show more similarities with our modern world than we might think. In Western Europe, this period is often referred to as the 'Dark Ages'. Numerous historical sources and artefacts prove however that there were many exchanges and contacts during this period: travel, trade, diplomacy and armed conflict... Diverse artefacts, going from Merovingian jewellery to parchment manuscripts with Runes and from golden coins from Byzantine Emperors to Coptic textiles with stunning colours and motifs, reveal this cultural exchange.

  • 2019
    Sep
    27
    2020
    Mar
    27
    Visite guidée - Crossroads
    Visite guidée - Crossroads
    • Price

      Normal: 25,00 €

    Chaque dernier dimanche du mois à 14h30, suivez une visite guidée passionnante dans l'exposition 'Crossroads - Voyages à travers le Moyen Âge'. Peuples en migration, nouvelles structures politiques, changements climatiques, conflits religieux,... La période troublée de l’Antiquité tardive et du haut Moyen Âge (vers 300-1000) a plus de points communs avec notre monde moderne qu’il n’y paraît. Ce qu’on appelle ‘Âge sombre’ en Europe occidentale, était pourtant une époque riche d’échanges et de contacts grâce aux voyages, au commerce, à la diplomatie, aux guerres... Entrez dans une maison mérovingienne, embarquez sur un bateau viking, saluez la momie Euphemia, voyagez, migrez, rencontrez…

  • 2019
    Oct
    01
    2020
    Mar
    29
    ArcheoHotSpot of the Crossroads exhibition
    ArcheoHotSpot of the Crossroads exhibition
    • Price

      Normal: 15,00 € - Enfants: 5,00 €

    In the context of the "Crossroads" exhibition, an 'ArcheoHotSpot' is proposed to you regularly by the Art & History museum in collaboration with urban.brussels. The animation, originally conceptualized by the Allard Pierson Museum, gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about archeology by putting them in contact with material from recent Brussels excavations and allowing them to help sort, identify and piece together the broken artefacts found. A conversation animated by archeology aficionados will ensue about the material at hand and what these artefacts teach us about the past and about archeology as a science. This is a unique experience which is suited for children and teens as well as for adults!

  • 2020
    Jan
    02
    2020
    Jan
    03
    Au fil du Nil, les animaux d'Egypte
    Au fil du Nil, les animaux d'Egypte
    • Opening times

      02/01/2020 - 03/01/2020: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, saturday and sunday: closed * thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 16:30

    • Price

      Enfants: 56,00 €

    L’art égyptien regorge de représentations d’animaux, ibis, crocodile, faucon, hippopotame, chat, lion, et bien d’autres ! Pour les Égyptiens, les animaux ont été créés en même temps que les dieux et sont sacrés. Sais-tu que chaque heure était associée aux 12 animaux sacrés ? Possibilité de garderie de 8:30 à 9:30 et de 16:30 à 17:30