Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire

Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire information

Brussels , Belgium
Street Parc du Cinquantenaire 10
+32 2 741 72 11
Getting there
metro Mérode
More information
adult/child/BrusselsCard €5/free/free
Opening hours
9.30am-5pm Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

This astonishingly rich, global collection ranges from Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi to Meso-American masks, to icons to wooden bicycles. It’s worth having a clear idea what you want to see before coming or the sheer scope can prove overwhelming. Visually attractive spaces include the medieval stone carvings set around a neogothic cloister and the soaring Corinthian columns (convincing fibreglass props) that bring atmosphere to an original 420 AD mosaic from Roman Syria. Labelling is in French and Dutch so the English-language audio-guide (€3 extra) is worth considering.