The Art & History Museum reopens its doors starting june 30th 2020. Due to the circumstances a visit to the Museum will differ from a traditional museum visit. Below you can find more information about planning your visit and a set of guidelines meant for your safety and the safety of our staff during your visit.

Planning your visit:

  • The museum is open from 9h30 until 17h. A visit takes approximately 2h.
  • Last start for the fixed tour in the museum at 15h30.
  • Tickets can only be bought online, per timeslot. Print your tickets beforehand or keep them ready on a mobile device.
  • Per timeslot a maximum of 6 people belonging to the same family will be allowed to enter the museum every 5 minutes.
  • Guided visits or visits in group are currently not possible.
  • Our cloak room is not available. We kindly ask you to not bring large handbags or backpacks to the museum.
  • The elevators inside the museum are currently not in use. The fixed tour in the museum contains several stairs. Seen the extraordinary circumstances a visit to the museum is currently not possible for the physically impaired.

During your visit:

  • We ask you to disinfect your hands at the entrance. Disinfectant will be provided.
  • The only way to currently visit is by following the fixed tour through the museum. We kindly ask you follow this tour at all times. Don’t turn back!
  • Follow the guidelines regarding social distancing, both towards other visitors and to our staff.
  • Please follow the instructions of our staff while visiting the museum.
  • Our restaurant is currently closed.
  • The museum shop is open, but we only accept cashless payments.
  • Toilets are open to the public at the entrance of the museum, between the reception desk and the shop and at the stairs close to our Antiquity wing.

Attention: the museum will be closed on July 21, 2020


Art & History Museum
Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, 1000 Brussels
+ 32 (0)2 741 73 31


Public transport


The nearest stations are Merode and Schuman (within walking distance of the Museum) or Central Station (metro connection to the Art & History Museum).


The nearest station is ‘Schuman’.


22, 27, 80: stop at ‘Galliërs’; 61: stop at ‘Merode’


81, 82: stop at ‘Merode’


From January 2020 onwards, due to the renovation project of the rooftops in the Cinquantenaire Park, the esplanade will be restricted only to vehicles of suppliers, staff, emergency services, park wardens and contractors performing the work.

However, disabled visitors who come by car and buses carrying visitors will have special access to the esplanade. Parking spaces will be provided for them.

Entrance for disabled visitors

Visitors with reduced mobility who come with a vehicle can register themselves at the entrance gate to the site. At the main entrance of the museum, parking spaces are reserved for visitors with reduced mobility. Wheelchairs are available at the right of the staircase to the main entrance.

Buses carrying visitors

Buses carrying visitors can park in the designated area beyond the arcade (only possible if booked in advance). The driver of the bus logs on via the intercom at the entrance gate (Number 5). The visitors can then be dropped off in front of the museum and the driver can go to the bus zone.

With the car

Parking is possible in the streets around the park or in the public car parks. Within walking distance there are several car parks such as My Park (Galerie du Cinquantenaire, Rue des Ménapiens 18, 1040 Etterbeek), BePark parking Place Saint-Pierre (Rue de la Grande Haie 20, 1040 Etterbeek), Parking Rue de Tongres 2 (Rue des Tongres 60, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert). More info on BePark.

Since January 1st, 2018 the Brussels-Capital Region has become a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). If you are entering the city in a car or van, check here to find out whether you are allowed to drive your vehicle within the LEZ. If you do not meet the conditions, we would remind you that there are park-and-ride car parks on the access routes leading into Brussels as well as alternatives to the car.
Thank you for taking part in the regional effort aimed at improved air quality!

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Fridays: 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
last tickets 1 hour before closing time!
Closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 1 & 11 November, 25 December

21 July 2020: The museum will be exceptionally closed on Belgium National Day

Tuesdays to Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oceania : Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
last tickets 1 hour before closing time!
Closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 1 & 11 November, 25 December

Admission prices

€ 10: adults (19-64 years)

€ 8: 65 +, adult group (min. 15 persons)

€ 4: Students with valid student card; Job seekers and integration income beneficiaries; Press card holders without appointment; Belgian school teachers; guides of the City of Brussels; members of Friends of the mim, Diffusion Culturelle.

Free: 0-18 years (individually or in groups); one accompanying person of a school group, youth group or disadvantaged group; People with disabilities and escort; Members of ICOM-Vlaanderen, ICOM / Wallonie-Bruxelles card holders, Science Policy (Belspo) staff card holders; Journalists after appointment or contact with the Press Service; Brussels Card; Ribbedebie; Attractions et Tourisme; Sotheby's preferred; Any visitor first Wednesday of each month from 13:00 onwards
European Disability Card

€ 30: Annual Pass for the permanent collections RMAH  (18+)

€ 2,50: Horta-Lambeaux Pavilion
Buy your ticket at the ticket office of the Art & History Museum | Opening time: 25 March 2017 - 29 October 2017, Wednesday: 2 pm - 4 pm & Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm - 4.45 pm
Free admission on the first Wednesday of every month!

€ 22: Visit the 3 museums in the Park of the Cinquantenaire (Art & History Museum, Autoworld, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History) within 3 months at reduced prices! Only valid for permanent exhibitions.
Combiticket Exhibition + Museum : € 20

museumPASSmusées: For €50 a year you can now visit all participating Belgian museums. Whenever you want and as often as you like. (

see the pages temporary exhibitions

Booking office

+ 32 (0)2 741 73 02 (Tuesday-Friday, 9am-12am & 13am-16am)
reservation at least three weeks in advance

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