The collection Prehistory of our areas is regarded as one of the most extensive in Belgium.
History of the collection
Besides numerous items donated privately, the Prehistory collection includes objects that the successive curators of the Department of National Archaeology regularly added from excavations. At the beginning of the twentieth century, indeed, this department laid the basis of the National Excavations Office.
The collection is regarded as one of the most extensive in Belgium. It throws light on all periods from the time of the first human settlements nearly half a million years ago to Celtic times. It is a permanent collection and includes a rich assembly of prints and scale models, which provide a schematic survey of Prehistoric times in this region of Europe.