BELvue Museum

Place des Palais 7 Paleizenplein - 1000 Brussels

BELvue Museum

  • Railway station at 500 m
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General

General

  • EN - Sports and culture
  • Passeport
The BELvue is the no. 1 museum for learning about Belgium and its history.
Fully renovated in 2016, 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.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    From Tuesday to Friday: 9.30 - 17.00 • Weekends and in July and August: 10.00 - 18.00 • Closed on Mondays, 01/01 and 25/12
  • Price
    BELvue: adults €7 - 65+ €6 - youngsters (18-25) / unemployed / disabled €5 - children (<18) free of charge • BELvue + Coudenberg: adults €12 - 65+ €10 - youngsters (18-25) / unemployed / disabled €8 - children (<18) free of charge
  • Guided tour

    Audioguide in EN, FR, NL, DE • Restaurant • Summer terrace • Shop

  • Tour length

    1 1/2 hrs

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday 9:30 - 17:00
    • Tuesday 9:30 - 17:00
    • Wednesday 9:30 - 17:00
    • Thursday 9:30 - 17:00
    • Friday 9:30 - 17:00
    • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Price
    (min. 15 people) BELvue €6 - BELvue + Coudenberg €10 • School groups: free of charge
  • Guided tour
    Audio guide in EN, FR, NL, DE • Subject to prior booking: guided tours / educational tours (with or without guide) for schoolchildren
  • Information
    www.belvue.be > prepare your tour > groups
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Itinerary

  • In the centre of Brussels, next to the Royal Palace, near Central Station, Porte de Namur, Park and Sablon
Events

Events

  • 2016
    Jul
    21
    2021
    Dec
    31
    Understanding Belgium: new permanent exhibition at BELvue museum!
    Understanding Belgium: new permanent exhibition at BELvue museum!
    • Opening times

      21/07/2016 - 31/12/2021: * 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 € - Jeunes: 5,00 € - Senior: 6,00 € - Groupe: 6,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 5,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 €

    Seven social themes are addressed in the rooms: democracy, prosperity, solidarity, pluralism, migration, language and Europe. Each team is firstly presented from the perspective of the present day, then subsequently developed and explained through the history of Belgium. How did Belgium and the Belgians become what they are today? In the BELvue’s new exhibition, history is not an end in itself, but rather a means to explain and provide the keys to understanding and interpreting our society. This overview of Belgium past and present is complemented by a gallery of more than 200 objects. Presented chronologically from the 19th century to today, the pieces embody Belgium’s “physical memory”. Visitors will find everyday objects, works of art and design, wellknown brands, scientific discoveries, references to great sporting achievements as well as objects that recall the richness of our popular culture.

  • 2017
    Jun
    01
    2018
    Dec
    31
    Democracity
    Democracity
    • Opening times

      01/06/2017 - 31/12/2018: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: closed

    • Price

      Groupe: 50,00 €

    Le workshop Democracity est un jeu de rôles : les participants, en petits groupes, forment un parti politique et établissent un programme. En discutant et en argumentant avec les autres partis, les participants construisent une ville. Ils doivent défendre leurs priorités, et tenir compte des réalités budgétaires. Chacun expérimente donc les contraintes et les enjeux de la démocratie représentative, tout en en apprenant plus sur le fonctionnement de nos institutions. Democracity peut être organisé sur demande pour les associations, organisations de jeunes, groupes de seniors,… Le workshop dure une demi-journée et coûte 50€ pour le groupe. Le service éducatif peut également former des animateurs d’associations, qui pourront ensuite utiliser les locaux du BELvue gratuitement pour effectuer le workshop Democracity. Plus d’informations et réserver, prenez directement contact avec le service éducatif : Violeta Montana.

  • 2017
    Sep
    01
    2018
    Dec
    31
    Le tour du BELvue
    Le tour du BELvue
    • Opening times

      01/09/2017 - 31/12/2018: * 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 €

    Les participants découvrent d'abord en petits groupes une salle thématique du musée et présentent, à la manière d’un guide, le résultat de leur visite au reste du groupe. Débute ensuite le « Tour du BELvue » ! Répartis en plusieurs équipes, les participants jouent à un grand quiz original et deviennent de véritables experts de la Belgique et son histoire. Le tour du BELvue est une visite très interactive où chacun découvre le contenu du musée à sa manière. La dynamique du jeu provoque l'échange et l'amusement au sein du groupe. Cette visite se fait de manière autonome, sans guide ou accompagnateur du musée. C'est donc à l'accompagnateur du groupe de préparer à l'avance l'activité et de l'encadrer pendant la visite au BELvue. Un dossier pédagogique est disponible sur le site internet www.belvue.be, et notre équipe éducative est à votre disposition pour toutes questions. Plusieurs versions du Tour du BELvue ont été développées, dont une version pour les apprenants en français (FLE).

  • 2018
    May
    19
    2019
    Dec
    31
    La Belgique en 1 minute
    La Belgique en 1 minute
    • Opening times

      19/05/2018 - 31/12/2019: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

    • Price

      Jeunes: 0,00 €

    Toi aussi, tu joues à la Belgique en 1 minute ? Dans chaque salle, une vidéo t’explique ce qu’il y a à voir. Fais bien attention, car tu devras ensuite relever un défi. Si tu y arrives en moins d’une minute, tu marques des points ! Comment ça marche : 1. Télécharge sur ton smartphone l’application OJOO (disponible gratuitement sur AppStore et GooglePlay) 2. Cherche ensuite dans OJOO « La Belgique en 1 minute » 3. Lance la vidéo, et c’est parti ! Et aussi : il y a le WiFi gratuit au musée, et l’entrée est gratuite pour les -18 ans. On t’attend !!

  • 2018
    Sep
    26
    2019
    Jan
    06
    Brussels, November 1918. From war to peace?
    Brussels, November 1918. From war to peace?
    • Opening times

      26/09/2018 - 06/01/2019: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 09:30 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

    • Price

      Normal: 0,00 €

    On 11 November 1918, the Great War ended. For Brussels, it was the end of an occupation that had lasted almost 50 months. How did the people of Brussels experience the end of the war, and what were the major challenges facing the city during this period? Through historical photographs, film archives and objects of the time, the trilingual exhibition plunges us into the turmoil characteristic of Brussels in 1918. The city was caught between the management of public health problems, the accommodation of refugees, the return of soldiers and people from exile and the need to establish social peace and organise a new democracy. This exhibition is being organised by CEGESOMA/State Archives of Belgium as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Great War. Reservation necessary for group visits: groups@belvue.be

  • 2018
    Oct
    07
    2018
    Oct
    07
    Family Day
    Family Day
    • Price

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

    Sunday 7 October is Family Day at the BELvue! A host of activities await the young and not so young, to discover the museum of Belgium and its history in a fun atmosphere: traditional games, play tours, Belgian stories, workshop on percussion and even sport... We are waiting to welcome you in top form for an unforgettable day! PROGRAMME Welcome! Let yourself be surprised by Mr Welcome when you arrive at the museum! From 1.30 p.m. Play tours ages (3 to 16) Visit the museum with your family. There is a play tour for each age! 3-5 years Mimi & Momo 6-8 years I’m the Minister! 9-12 years On the road with Zeno 12-16 years Belgium in 1 minute (FR & NL) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. non-stop Readings of Belgian stories (ages 2-4) The Bibliocyclette is stopping at the BELvue, packed with enthralling Belgian stories, read aloud with passion by Mélina and Lucie. 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1.30 p.m. & 2.30 p.m. duration: 20 min. (FR & NL) Traditional games (ages 4 and over) All day long, play traditional wooden games with the whole family. Discover (or perhaps rediscover) the great classics such as mini-bowling and billiards, but also games of skill and strategy. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. non-stop Make your own badge (all ages) Get inspired by the museum’s objects and make your own personalised badge! 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. non-stop Museo-fitness (all ages) Who said sport and culture were incompatible? Professeure Postérieur offers you a wacky aerobic session set to Belgian music! Get your trainers and change of T-shirt ready, things are going to heat up!! 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. duration: 20 min. Trashbeatz children (aged 6 and over) Learn beautiful Belgian tunes and then take part in the jam session playing musical instruments made from recycled materials! 3.30 p.m.-5.30 p.m. non-stop And for the foodies… Exchange your museum ticket for a homemade pancake, an ice cream or a cup of hot chocolate by Les Filles! Entrance fee: - Museum: usual entrance prices (adults: €7, -18 years: free)