The must-see museums of Brussels9 min read

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The must-see museums of Brussels

Fancy a dose of culture? Look no further! With over 110 museums endorsed by the tourist department, Brussels has one of the most diverse collections of museums in the world.

These museums are not only a fantastic way to learn more about Brussels’ culture, art (which include Brueghel, Rubens, Magritte,..) or history… they might also surprise and humor you: take the museum dedicated to Manneken Pis and his wardrobe for example. 

The museums of Brussels listed


Address: Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels

Wiels is a contemporary art center situated in a building of the former Wielemans brewery.

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Address: Cinquantenaire Park 11, 1000 Brussels

Autoworld is a museum of vintage cars. It is located in the southern hall of the Cinquantenaire Park, and displays a large and varied collection of over 250 European and American automobiles from the late 19th century to the 1990s. It is notable for its collections of early and Belgian-produced vehicles, including Minervas and several limousines belonging to the Belgian royal family.

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Museum of the Far East

Address: Avenue Van Praet 44, 1020 Brussels

The Museum of the Far East – also known as the Pavillon Chinois – is a Léopold II leftover, built after he saw similar at the 1890 Paris World’s Fair. It is a gloriously glittering structure and houses an extensive collection of Chinese porcelain.

Museum of Natural Sciences

Address: Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels

The Museum of Natural Sciences of Belgium is a museum dedicated to natural history.

 Its most important pieces are 30 fossilized Iguanodon skeletons, which were discovered in 1878 in Bernissart, Belgium. The dinosaur hall of the museum is the world’s largest museum hall completely dedicated to dinosaurs.

Belgian Comic Strip Center

Address: Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Brussels

An accomplished attraction located in the heart of Brussels, the Belgian Comic Strip Center has been honoring the creators and heroes of the 9th Art for more than 25 years.

Belgium Sewer Museum

Address: Octrooipaviljoen – Anderlechtsepoort, 1000 Brussels

A museum that tells the story of when, why and how the sewers were built, describes the sewer workers job in this underground world and explains the city’s water cycle.

Musee Royaux Des Beaux-Arts

Address: Regentschapsstraat 3, 1000 Brussels

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are a group of art museums in Brussels, Belgium.

The Royal Museums contains over 20,000 drawings, sculptures, and paintings, which date from the early 15th century to the present.

The must-see museums of Brussels

Royal Museums of Art and History

Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire, 1000 Brussels

The Cinquantenaire Museum ceased to exist in May 2018. Or its name in any event. Since then, the museum operates under the name of “Art & History Museum”.

Musical Instrument Museum

Address: Hofbergstraat 2, 1000 Brussels

The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) is a music museum in central Brussels.

The museum is part of the Royal Museums for Art and History (RMAH) and internationally renowned for its collection of over 8,000 instruments, which is one of the biggest collections of the world.

MIMA Museum

Address: Henegouwenkaai 41, 1080 Brussels

The MIMA is a museum of visual arts for the general public, determined to make a contribution to this empathetic, iconoclastic, collaborative, participatory and transversal cultural impetus that lurks inside each and every one of us and is only asking to come out.

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