Art & History Museum

Step inside this historic building, one of the biggest museums in Belgium and erected by former Belgian King Leopold II. Discover a wealth of artefacts from prehistoric times over antiquity and the European applied arts to a vast collection of non-European art. Explore what's on, including interesting temporary exhibitions, lectures and various other activities. Unfortunately, the website does not extend to giving you a full viewing of our collection, comprising thousands of art treasures and historical objects. However, we hope that you will come and visit us and enjoy discovering or rediscovering the immense heritage that we manage and display. To us, indeed, art and history are not dead and dusty subjects, but very much alive and a constant source of inspiration and enjoyment.

Enjoy your visit in the Art & History Museum!

COVID-19 : Temporary closure of the Art & History Museum from Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, April 4

In view of the Federal government protective measures against the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), the Royal Museums of Art and History (Art & History Museum, mim and Halle gate) will close their doors to the public from Saturday, March 14 to at least April 4, 2020. We will keep you informed of any developments in this matter.

Our ticket office will only stay available through email at