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BELvue Museum

Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
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Have you ever wondered how much you really know about the history of Belgium ? Would you like to get to know it in a splendid building, next to the Royal Palace, where it all began? Then you must certainly visit the BELvue museum: the only museum that reveals the particularly fascinating history of Belgium. Remarkable film fragments, striking pictures and numerous period documents will guide you through more than one and a half century of stirring Belgian history. A visit to the BELvue museum offers you the opportunity to get all of Belgium's secrets unlocked! Creative and fun activities are available for children between 4 and 16 years.
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Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum devoted to the history of the Belgian state (so starts 1830). The major themed rooms were less interesting than the timeline of objects running around the corridors to show Belgium's contribution to Belgium and the world (but let's ignore Plastique...More

Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can visit at your pace and peace. there are nice coffee and gift shops. also look outside the museum windows.

Thank Emmanuelle M
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Have you ever wondered what Belgium brought to the world? If so then the BELvue museum is for you, it is a small museum with the background and history of Belgium and unique features and invention. It will take you maximum an hour to walk...More

Thank MrPhileasF
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a small-ish museum that provides a good overview of Belgium's history and culture. It's organized around themes, which is an interesting way to explore a big topic (i.e., an entire country and its people). Topics such as politics, work/industry, language and religion are...More

Thank LindsayK1985
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I'd been to this museum of Belgian history and culture before and enjoyed it, but when I return this July the new exhibitions really added to the experience. The museum highlights Belgium since independence in 1830 and seeks to answer the question of what it...More

1  Thank erntas
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I took advantage of free admission on the first Sunday of the month to visit the BELvue Museum. The museum looks very modern and the audiovisual elements added another layer to the exhibits. I enjoyed getting a brief overview of Belgium's history. This isn't a...More

Thank eflah
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Very well renovated recently, introducing you to Belgium, showing different aspects to Belgium as a country. History/people/objects, it will be explained in easy to follow structure. Modern elements, use of screens/audio, available in Dutch, French, English & German. Text is most of the time in...More

Thank Aristo V
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Museums are subjective. While I understand there are people who view this museum as the greatest thing since sliced bread, I have to be honest and say that this place was a complete and utter dud for me. I get that the idea behind the...More

Thank appetite4trvl
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The Belvue museum gives a history of Belgium, from a political, economical, social & religious point of view. The displays are really interesting to view and the interactive displays make the experience even better. I have a short attention span when it comes to many...More

Thank CheekyMacyCat
Reviewed 1 May 2017

There are many museums where you will find yourself breezing through and taking in just part of it all - this is not one of them. It provides the visitor with the chance to see how Belgium has developed - politically, economically, socially and religiously...More

Thank raymondpearce83
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