Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Rue de la Régence 3 Regentschapsstraat - 1000 Brussels

© D Piaggio Strandlund Ilan Weiss 2015

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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General

General

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Magritte Museum: the world's largest collection of works by the Belgian surrealist • Fin-de-Siècle Museum: Ensor, Khnopff, Spilliaert and all the atmosphere of Brussels in the late 1900's • Old Masters Museum: 15th to 18th-century masterpieces by Bruegel, Rubens, David, etc. • Modern Museum (curators' choice): a hand-picked selection of the finest 20th and 21st-century works.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    Monday (Magritte Museum) to Friday: 10.00 - 17.00 • Weekends: 11.00 - 18.00 • Closed Mondays (Fin-de-Siècle, Old Masters and Modern Museums) and 2nd Thursday of January - 01/01 - 01/05 - 01/11 - 11/11 and 25/12
  • Price
    adults €8 - 65+ €6 - students / children (6-25) / disabled / unemployed (with valid ID): €2 • Free on every first Wednesday of the month from 13.00 • Combined tickets with Magritte Museum: adults €13 - 65+ €9 - students / children €3
  • Guided tour

    Audio guide: €4 (EN, FR, NL, DE, ES, IT) • Pocket guide: Fin-de-Siècle and Old Masters: €4 (EN, FR, NL) • Quotes from Magritte: €4 (EN, FR, NL, DE, ES)

  • Tour length

    Min. 1 1/2 hrs

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:00
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
    • Friday 10:00 - 17:00
    • Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
    • Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Price
    Per group (min. 15 people): adults €77.50 + €6/pers.- schools €72.50 + €2/pers.• small supplement on weekends
  • Guided tour
    With official Museum guides only in EN, FR, NL, DE, ES, IT, RU, JA, EL and sign language • reservation@fine-arts-museum.be • Tel. 02/508.33.33 (Tue-Fri, 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00)
  • Information
    "Made to Measure" visits: Comet (people with a mental or physical disability), Equinox (the blind and visually impaired), Sign Language (the deaf and hearing impaired), Sesame (ocial and socio-cultural associations)
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Itinerary

  • By train: Central Station • Metro: Lines 1-5 ("Parc" or "Gare Centrale" station) • Tram: Lines 92 - 94 ("Royale" stop) • Bus: Lines 27 - 38 - 71 - 95 ("Royale" stop): Lines 29 - 63 - 65 - 66 ("Parc" or "Gare Centrale" stop) • Car parks: Albertine (Rue des Sols Place de la Justice) - Deux Portes (Rue de Namur Boulevard de Waterloo) - Poelaert (Place Poelaert)
Events

Events

  • 2016
    Mar
    16
    2020
    Mar
    16
    Bruegel - Unseen Masterpieces
    Bruegel - Unseen Masterpieces
    • Opening times

      16/03/2016 - 16/03/2020: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 18:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00

    Pieter Bruegel’s masterpieces may be known worldwide, but they contain innumerable little details with their own mysteries. Both in situ at the exhibition and online, this project offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in Bruegel’s paintings, exploring them and learning what the experts have discovered. As we approach the 450th anniversary of the painter’s death in 1569, a number of international museums have collaborated on this innovative approach.

  • 2018
    Mar
    23
    2018
    Aug
    19
    Michel Mouffe - Thinking The Veil
    Michel Mouffe - Thinking The Veil
    • Opening times

      23/03/2018 - 19/08/2018: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    • Price

      Enfants: 0,00 € - Jeunes: 2,00 € - Senior: 6,00 € - Normal: 9,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 2,00 €

    For exhibition « Thinking the Veil », Michel Mouffe realized a series of monochromes specifically made for the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Facing the different paintings, the viewer will get the chance to let his spirit and thinking travel through the mysterious world of colours. Between light and darkness, the sentiments will blend, argue and harmonize – immersing the visitor in the achievement of Mouffe’s research on colours and light. Michel Mouffe was born in 1957 in Brussels. He made his first exhibition after a one-year-journey in Le Corbusier’s house. Since 1983, Mouffe had the opportunity to exhibit his work in several countries in Europe, Asia and in the US. Nowadays, he lives and works in Brussels, Le Poët-Laval and in La Mola. Free admission with a ticket for the permanent collection

  • 2018
    Apr
    20
    2018
    Aug
    19
    Hiroshi Sugimoto - Still Life
    Hiroshi Sugimoto - Still Life
    • Opening times

      20/04/2018 - 19/08/2018: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    • Price

      Normal: 8,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 € - Jeunes: 2,00 € - Senior: 6,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 2,00 €

    The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are pleased to welcome the work of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto in its exhibition "Still Life". Some forty photographs are displayed in two rooms in the museum. These works will interact with works of ancient art that are displayed nearby. Sugimoto's work is reminiscent of that of the Flemish primitives - true precursors of photography - with whom they share many characteristics such as richness in details and depths, surprising light effects or thoughts on nature. Born in 1948, Sugimoto studied Oriental Philosophy at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Through his work, he combines Western art and Eastern mysticism. His works have served as a bridge between heritage and ideologies of the East and the West. He is best known for his seascapes, which he began to photograph in the 1980s. Free admission with a ticket for the permanent collection.

  • 2018
    Apr
    20
    2018
    Aug
    19
    Exhibition: Jan Fabre - My Queens
    Exhibition: Jan Fabre - My Queens
    • Opening times

      20/04/2018 - 19/08/2018: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    • Price

      Normal: 8,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 € - Jeunes: 2,00 € - Senior: 6,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 2,00 €

    With the expo “My Queens”, Fabre honours the important women in his life while simultaneously creating a dialogue with the Flemish artistic tradition within the historic setting of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Amongst the works of baroque master Jacques Jordaens, Fabre presents eight monumental marble bas-reliefs of women close to him. Their regal profile contrasts with their paper party hats. These pieces represent the noble character of the artist’s friendships and the festive atmosphere connected with it. In the centre of the room, the work “My Future Queen” can be found: a white marble sculpture of Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, also wearing a party hat. The statue of the Crown Princess is at the centre of different artistic dialogues in the space and stands right between the present and the past, looking towards the future. Free admission with a ticket for the Old Masters Museum of a combi ticket.

  • 2018
    May
    23
    2018
    Nov
    18
    Nicolas Party Invited at the Magritte Museum
    Nicolas Party Invited at the Magritte Museum
    • Price

      Normal: 8,00 €

    Several works by René Magritte are exceptionally crossing the ocean, for the exhibition “René Magritte: The Fifth Season” at the prestigious San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts (SF MoMA) from 19 May until 28 October 2018. During this period, the Magritte Museum presents works of the contemporary artist Nicolas Party, who created a unique dialogue with Magritte’s fascinating universe. Nicolas Party’s playful and colorful creations – exclusively made for the Magritte Museum – will turn the place upside down! Next to more than twenty pastels and sculptures, Nicolas Party also created a large mural in context of this project. With the support of Galerie Xavier Hufkens, which recently presented Nicolas Party at Art Brussels 2018, where he won the Solo Prize.

  • 2018
    Jul
    19
    2018
    Jul
    19
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    • Price

      Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 6,00 €

    Et si on se donnait rendez-vous au musée jeudi ? Ça vous dit ? Tous les jeudis de l’été, sur un thème chaque fois différent, nos guides conférenciers vous proposent de découvrir sous un angle particulier les artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Réservation obligatoire via : reservation@fine-arts-museum.be

  • 2018
    Jul
    26
    2018
    Jul
    26
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    • Price

      Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 6,00 €

    Et si on se donnait rendez-vous au musée jeudi ? Ça vous dit ? Tous les jeudis de l’été, sur un thème chaque fois différent, nos guides conférenciers vous proposent de découvrir sous un angle particulier les artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Réservation obligatoire via : reservation@fine-arts-museum.be

  • 2018
    Aug
    02
    2018
    Aug
    02
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    • Price

      Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 6,00 €

    Et si on se donnait rendez-vous au musée jeudi ? Ça vous dit ? Tous les jeudis de l’été, sur un thème chaque fois différent, nos guides conférenciers vous proposent de découvrir sous un angle particulier les artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Réservation obligatoire via : reservation@fine-arts-museum.be

  • 2018
    Aug
    09
    2018
    Aug
    09
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    • Price

      Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 6,00 €

    Et si on se donnait rendez-vous au musée jeudi ? Ça vous dit ? Tous les jeudis de l’été, sur un thème chaque fois différent, nos guides conférenciers vous proposent de découvrir sous un angle particulier les artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Pendant que vous découvrez l’artiste contemporain Hiroshi Sugimoto avec Michel Draguet, commissaire de l’exposition et directeur général des Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, les enfants, accompagnés d’un guide, se mettent en quête des animaux grands ou petits qui se terrent dans les salles du Musée : un parcours créatif, plein de surprises. Réservation obligatoire via : reservation@fine-arts-museum.be

  • 2018
    Aug
    16
    2018
    Aug
    16
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    • Price

      Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 6,00 €

    Et si on se donnait rendez-vous au musée jeudi ? Ça vous dit ? Tous les jeudis de l’été, sur un thème chaque fois différent, nos guides conférenciers vous proposent de découvrir sous un angle particulier les artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Réservation obligatoire via : reservation@fine-arts-museum.be

  • 2018
    Aug
    23
    2018
    Aug
    23
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    • Price

      Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 6,00 €

    Et si on se donnait rendez-vous au musée jeudi ? Ça vous dit ? Tous les jeudis de l’été, sur un thème chaque fois différent, nos guides conférenciers vous proposent de découvrir sous un angle particulier les artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Réservation obligatoire via : reservation@fine-arts-museum.be

  • 2018
    Aug
    30
    2018
    Aug
    30
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    Jeudi, ça vous dit ?
    • Price

      Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 6,00 €

    Et si on se donnait rendez-vous au musée jeudi ? Ça vous dit ? Tous les jeudis de l’été, sur un thème chaque fois différent, nos guides conférenciers vous proposent de découvrir sous un angle particulier les artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Réservation obligatoire via : reservation@fine-arts-museum.be

  • 2018
    Oct
    05
    2019
    Jan
    27
    The New Berlin
    The New Berlin
    • Opening times

      05/10/2018 - 27/01/2019: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    • Price

      Normal: 14,50 € - Enfants: 8,00 € - Jeunes: 8,00 € - Senior: 12,50 €

    The exhibition “The New Berlin” focuses on politicized art and the urban challenges of the modern but war-scarred metropolis between 1912 and 1932. Through paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and films by artists such as Otto Dix, Raul Hausmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, … the key movements and creative minds of this gripping period come alive again.