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Museum of the City of Brussels - House of the King

Museum of the City of Brussels - House of the King
© WBT - Anibal Trejo

The Museum of the City of Brussels is one of the 3 winners of the 2014 Prix des Musées, come and visit it and find out what the judges loved.

Find out everything you need to know about the 2014 Prix des Musées. (In French)

Located at the heart of the historic city, in the Grand-Place, the Museum of the City of Brussels is dedicated to the city's history and arts.

The original version of the most famous Brussels inhabitant, the Manneken-Pis, and his wardrobe are carefully preserved in this grand Neo-Gothic building which is UNESCO world heritage listed, along with the whole of the Grand-Place.

Its rich and varied collections present you the origins of Brussels, its development throughout the centuries and the lives of its inhabitants.

During your visit, you will discover archaeological objects, porcelain, earthenware, retables and tapestries, sculptures and paintings as well as models of the city. It allows you to better understand the evolution of this unique capital city.

In the great hall on the top floor, the museum organises temporary exhibitions and unveils the Manneken-Pis's fabulous wardrobe, a real treasure that's not to be missed.

Visit the museum

Opening times
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Thursdays until 8pm. Closed on Mondays and on 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 15 November and 25 December.

Admission prices
Adults: €4 - Senior citizens and students: €3 - Groups: €3 - Children and schools: €2 - Article 27: €1.25 - Free entry for children under 6, free at the weekend for under 18s, free for city residents, teachers and the press. Free on the first Sunday of the month.

Getting to the museum
Tram Bourse/Beurs: 3 & 4 Bus: 48 & 95 Metro: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station or De Brouckère: 1 & 5 Train: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station.



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