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Reopening on December 5th 2020 (Info and guidelines)

Planning your visit:

  • The museum is only open on Saturday and Sunday, from 10h until 17h. Last entry to the museum is at 15h30. We can’t allow exceptions to this rule, so we kindly ask you to be on time.
  • When visiting the museum you will have to follow our corona-safe tour. A full tour takes about two hours. It is possible to skip parts of this tour at certain points.
  • Tickets can only be bought online, per timeslot. Print your tickets beforehand or keep them ready on a mobile device. Guided visits or visits in group are currently not possible.
  • A maximum of four people older than 12 and two children younger than 12 belonging to the same family will be allowed to enter at a time.
  • We kindly ask you not to bring unnecessary objects (backpacks, trolleys, large umbrellas, steps, suitcases,…) to the museum. There are payed lockers at the entrance of the museum, but they are limited in size. You won’t be allowed to enter the museum with objects that our security staff deems unsafe.
  • We regret to inform you that we currently can welcome physically impaired visitors. We are looking for a solution for this problem. We will keep you informed via our website and social media.

During your visit:

  • We ask you to disinfect your hands at the entrance. Disinfectant will be provided. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
  • The only way to visit the museum is by following the fixed tour through the museum. We kindly ask you follow this tour at all times. Don’t turn back!
  • Follow the guidelines regarding social distancing, both towards other visitors and to our staff.
  • Please follow the instructions of our staff while visiting the museum.
  • Our restaurant is currently closed.
  • The museum shop is open, but we only accept cashless payments.
  • Toilets are open to the public between the reception desk and the shop and at the stairs close to our Antiquity wing.

By train (Bruxelles Central station or Schuman)

Depending on your place of departure, you will either arrive at Schuman Station or Bruxelles Station.

Schuman : The Museum is accessible on foot from Schuman Station.

Bruxelles Central : From Bruxelles Central Station, take Metro line 1 towards Stockel or line 2 towards Herrmann-Debroux

The Museum is accessible on foot via the following Metro stops :

- Schuman
- Merode

Plan your train journey on the SNCB website.

Plan your Metro journey on the STIB website.

By metro (accessible on foot via the Schuman and Merode Metro stations)

The Museum is accessible on foot via the following Metro stops :

- Schuman (lines 1 and 5)
- Merode (line 1 and 5)

Plan your Metro journey on the STIB website.

By bus (Many buses stop close to the museum)

By bus (accessible on foot via many bus stops)

Many buses stop close to the museum.

Merode :

The Museum is accessible by foot via the Merode stop.

Number 61 towards the Gare du Nord or Montgomery
Number 80 towards Porte de Namur or Maes
Number 27 towards Andromède or the Gare du Midi. The Number 27 stops at other points near the Museum : Nerviens or Gaulois.


The Museum is accessible by foot via the Schuman stop.

Number 36 towards Schuman or Konkel
Number 79 towards Kraainem or Schuman
Number 60 towards Ambiorix or Uccle Calevoet
Number 12 towards Brussels City
Number 21 towards Brussels Airport or Luxembourg

Plan your bus journey on the STIB website.

By car (we strongly advise to use public tranport to reach the museum)

From January 2020 onwards, due to the renovation project of the rooftops in the Cinquantenaire Park, the esplanade will be restricted only to vehicles of suppliers, staff, emergency services, park wardens and contractors performing the work.

More information can be found here.

Since January 1st, 2018 the Brussels-Capital Region has become a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). If you are entering the city in a car or van, check here to find out whether you are allowed to drive your vehicle within the LEZ. If you do not meet the conditions, we would remind you that there are park-and-ride car parks on the access routes leading into Brussels as well as alternatives to the car.

Opening hours

Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday, Sunday and national holidays10:00 - 17:00
The museum is closed on the 1st January, 1st of May, 1st and 11th of November and the 25th of December.

School & Groups visits

To reserve guided tours for groups, please contact our booking office:
Tel : +32 (0)2 741 73 02
(Tue - Fri 9:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00)
E-mail :
reservation at least three weeks in advance

Permanent collection

Adult (19-64 year)10€
65+, Adult groups (min. 15 people)8€
Concessions More information4€
Pavilion of Human Passions (closed)2,50€
0-18 years, museumPASSmusées holders or special ticket prices More information0€

Temporary exhibition

Adult (19-64 year)15€
65+, Adult groups (min. 15 people), and special ticket prices More information12€
6-18 years, museumPASSmusées, and special ticket prices More information5€
0-6 years0€

Combined ticket

Combiticket for permanent and temporary exhibitions20€
Combiticket - permanent collections - 3 museums on Cinquantenaire Park More information22€

Plaster cast workshop

Next to the Museum buildings is an hidden gem : our plaster-cast workshop. Over the last 150 years, more than 4000 casts of works of art from all over the world have been molded and now form a collection in their own right. Despite the age of the workshop, it is still active. Every day reproductions, big and small, are produced using an ancient and artisanal technique. It is possible to order reproductions directly from the workshop, and to visit this lovely, quite hidden site.

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Looking for a special gift, a wonderful book or a fun toy that’s linked to art or history? Then you absolutely must take a look around the Museum boutique or the exposhops which pop up during our temporary exhibitions. Access to the different boutiques is free!

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Art & History Museum
Cinquantenaire Park 10 — 1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 741 73 62


The Scientific Library of the Art and History Museum is one of the largest museum libraries in Belgium. It specializes in art and archeology and the content of its publications is closely linked to the fields of our museum collections. First and foremost, the library offers scientific support to the running of the Museum with regard to its collections and scientific work. However, it is also accessible to all for the purposes of study and research.

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Photographic Library

The Museum’s photographic library handles all pictorial material relating to the items in the Museum’s collections. It is possible to order digital images online by filling in an order form.

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Support us!

Choose one of the existing propositions and participate in the realization of our projects or contact us for a turnkey solution.

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Midi Cinquante Restaurant

The Midi Cinquante welcomes you for lunches with family and friends or for business lunches right in the center of Brussels. Light lunches, more classical dishes, numerous specials, and homemade desserts are offered in two large dining rooms painted orange with high ceilings, or on the terrace with a view over the marvelous Cinquantenaire Park.

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The Art & History Museum attaches a lot of importance to the quality of the services they offer. However you do have a comment relating to the museum you can let us know it. We shall do everything possible to avoid similar complaints in the future.

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Cinquantenaire Museum becomes

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