Cinquantenaire Museum

The Cinquantenaire Museum reopens its doors!

Only the exhibition Sarcophagi and the galleries of Antiquity will be open. The other galleries are accessible on reservation. Please do not come with backpack or large bag. Thank you for your understanding.

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 scource of insiration and enjoyment.

Enjoy your visit in the Brussels Cinquantenaire Museum!