We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Royal Museum for Central Africa

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Chaussee de Louvain 13 | Tervuren, Brussels 1210, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 769 52 11
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 26.52*
and up
The Brussels Card
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 163 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
  • 26
    Very good
  • 17
  • 7
  • 0
Definitely visit once it reopens!

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... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
New Delhi, India
Add Photo Write a Review

163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 82: English reviews
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this museum twice quite some time ago. It is closed for renovations for a long time now. It was a post-colonial cultural experience. It is a clear representation of how Belgian kingdom saw Africa and what it reduced it into. It was representing the early 20th century look at Africa. As soon as the big renovation started, they... More 

Thank B D
Level Contributor
81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 Brussels. FYI, A visit to the museum via tram may not be suitable for the... More 

Thank janesonia
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 related to this region of Africa too, including natural history.

Thank LumaKS
near Brussels
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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. And, not accessible by the public, this museum has one of the world's largest collections... More 

Thank Paul F
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Buizingen, Belgium
Level Contributor
69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 do some reading, it's a very interesting place.

Thank Danielle R
Asse, Belgium
Level Contributor
90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jan M
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 the place on a summer or spring afternoon,... if you are in Bruxelles and it... More 

Thank Koenraad P
Level Contributor
64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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

1 Thank Koen V
Level Contributor
177 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

this is a gem, just outside of Brussels at the end of a wonderful tram ride... fascinating material about the Congo and it's history, beautiful grounds and gardens allowing a great day out and picnic for all the family. Helped by easy parking, but note that before you reaise it you can be a distance away so take all you... More 

2 Thank MikeWNewport_Uk

Travellers who viewed Royal Museum for Central Africa also viewed


Been to Royal Museum for Central Africa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Royal Museum for Central Africa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?