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Royal Museum for Central Africa

Leuvensesteenweg 13 | Tervuren, Brussels 3080, Belgium
+32 2 769 52 11
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The AfricaMuseum is known for being one of the world’s most beautiful and impressive museums devoted to Africa. Since its founding in 1898, its task has been to preserve and manage collections, carry out scientific research, and disseminate knowledge to a wide audience through its scientific, educational, and museological activities. The RMCA will reopen soon after being closed for renovation since 2 December 2013. It will have drastically changed in appearance but remodeling will not be limited simply to the building and access points. It will extend to the contents of this place of memory, where Belgium’s colonial past will be addressed capably and openly. All aspects of the museum will put in perspective. It works with researchers from the African communities in Belgium and will serve as a dynamic platform for research, encounters and dialogue between visitors from different generations and cultures.
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Leuvensesteenweg 13 | Tervuren, Brussels 3080, Belgium
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+32 2 769 52 11
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

a must see to the completely renovated museum. The park around it is also fantastic, there is a refection pool to the south of the main building, and it was a calm day, got a great picture of the museum in the reflection pool.

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This museum you have to visit. It is completly renovated and you will not regret staying here a few hours. Around the museum is a very nice park.

1  Thank charlespolspoel
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Visited in Dec 2015 but was dissapointed as it was closed for renovation works. So, we did not get to see anything. The museum is supposed to reopen in 2017? But the tram ride from Montgomery to Tervuren via tram was enjoyable...a different part of...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you are in Belgium, I highly recommend you visit this museum (Once it reopens next year!). The highlight in my opinion is the is a wealth of arts from a great number of different Central African ethnic/ cultural groups. There are many other artefacts...More

2  Thank LumaKS
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Scheduled for re-opening in June 2018! When it does, I expect it to be a full 5 star attraction. The "old" museum presentation, which was a bit stuffy, exhibited a wealth of Central African (Congo) artifacts, art, historical documents, stuffed animals, a huge wood-log canoe....More

Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

shows the history of belguim in the congo and central africa, worth a visit, contains some pretty interesting displays

Thank khaled s
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

I saw this museum some time ago (it has since been closed for renovations), but it was a fun place to visit and I learned quite a lot about Belgium's interactions with the African continent. It's not particularly interactive, but if you are willing to...More

1  Thank Danielle R
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

A majestic building from the King Leopold II era where a large number of items from the Congo adventure are on display. A beautiful parc, magnificent building and very satisfying expo.

1  Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

I loved it as a kid to go here with my dad,... as we lived in Congo,... well evident place to go,...now i used to go there for a stroll of nostalgia,... and a tea in the inner garden in the palace,... i just love...More

2  Thank Koenraad P
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Nice building, but behind there is more to see ! a big park and a forrest to walk. a bistro to eat or drink at the water side... good for a sunday afternoon, of a walk on a hot evening

2  Thank Koen V
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travelculture123
28 February 2018|
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Response from AfricaMuseum | Property representative |
Hello, the museum isn't open yet but probably will reopen by the end of the year! Keep a close eye on our social media, as soon as it's official', we'll communicate the actual date! We hope to welcome you in our renewed... More
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