Travelling through Middle Ages
Fri 27-09-2019 - Sun 29-03-2020

After Amsterdam, Bonn and Athens, the Art & History Museum Brussels will show this wide variety of unique and exceptional objects presenting different materials and techniques from all over Europe from the period popularly known as ‘The Dark Ages’.

People migrating over long distances, new political structures, climate change, religious conflicts, shifting markets, ... The turbulent times of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (c. 300-1000) show more similarities with our modern world than we might think. In Western Europe, this period is often referred to as the 'Dark Ages'. Numerous historical sources and artefacts prove however that there were many exchanges and contacts during this period: travel, trade, diplomacy and armed conflict... Diverse artefacts, going from Merovingian jewellery to parchment manuscripts with Runes and from golden coins from Byzantine Emperors to Coptic textiles with stunning colours and motifs, reveal this cultural exchange.


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App Crossroads
Discover with the izi.TRAVEL app the highlights of the exhibition, selected by the two curators.
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Embrace your inner archeologist and participate in our ArcheoHotspot! On Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00-16:00, we invite you to handle real archeological tools and to ask your questions to the archeologists, archeobotanists, anthropologists and archeozoologists on site who will share their passion with you.
Also open on Thursday 2/1 and Friday 3/1/20 from 14:00 until 16:00!

Viking babies
Family Day for the littlest ones
Sunday 9 Februari
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Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
closed on Mondays
Last tickets 1 hour before closing time

Entrance fees
€ 15 | € 12 | € 5
Combined ticket exhibition(s) + galleries: € 20
Buy your ticket online

Guided tours
+ 32 (0)2 741 73 02 (Tuesday-Friday, 9am-12am & 1pm-4pm)
reservation at least three weeks in advance

Cloakroom compulsory

Art & History Museum
Parc of the Cinquantenaire 10
1000 Brussels
+ 32 (2) 741 73 31