The Art & History Museum (French: Musée Art & Histoire, Dutch: Museum Kunst & Geschiedenis) is a public museum in Brussels, Belgium, which is one of the constituents of the Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH). It is located in the Cinquantenaire Park and was previously called the Cinquantenaire Museum (French: Musée du Cinquantenaire, Dutch: Jubelpark Museum). It is one of the largest museums in Europe.
The museum's first collections were assembled during the reigns of the Dukes of Burgundy and subsequently the Habsburg archdukes, and were placed in various locations in Brussels, their capital. In 1847, the newly formed Kingdom of Belgium acquired the artworks which were placed in the Halle Gate under the name of Musée royal d'Armures, d'Antiquités et d'Ethnologie ("Royal Museum of Armour, Antiquities and Ethnology"). By 1889, the gate had become too small and the collections were relocated to the Cinquantenaire Park (except for the armour and weapons which still remain in the gate). The Cinquantenaire used to be a military training facility until the 1880 National Exhibition when the large iron, glass and steel Cinquantenaire Palace was built with a military museum in the north wing.
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Niranjan Gummanur | Mar 29, 2018
Great collection ! Really huge so plan well ; The tapestries collection is the largest and grandest i have every seen ! Do not miss the food at the restaurant inside the museum !
William Bernard | Nov 3, 2017
I can’t believe I have not been to this museum before now.. seriously, this is a “secret” place of Brussels! I have been raised here for the last 25 years and I had no idea such a beautiful museum existed. It is a small “Belgian Louvre” full of unique and amazing piece of antique to modern art. I really advise everyone to go! We spent a few hours in it and we only have seen ⅓ of the whole permanent collection (plan a good afternoon or a day to see the whole museum comfortably).
Johan Van Heesch | Feb 11, 2018
One of the greatest museums in Belgium but so often forgotten: Greek & Roman art, silver, furniture, sclentufic instruments, south American art and so much more...
Mitr Friend | Jan 30, 2018
This has primarily 2 wings - one which is more art oriented and another which is more historically oriented, in multiple levels. It needs a whole day to explore. I just had a peek at India section which has samples of Chola bronzes, Gandhara sculptures and a few more.
Grégory Fleury | Nov 19, 2017
Very interesting museum with good pieces of every interesting parts of the world. Not the most complete museum (compared to Le Louvres or the British Museum) but with excellent pieces and enough to revive your passion for Art and Beauty.
Mateus Laguardia | Apr 28, 2018
Poorly displayed, not many interesting pieces, not worth the visit, in my opinion. The army museum, just on the other side, is much more original. Even the car museum is better.
Oleg Naumov | Apr 30, 2018
Wonderful museum on fine arts and different cultures! Must see place in Brussels! Highly recommended!
Edgar Here and There | May 21, 2018
A neglected building that has seen better days; steps leading to entrance has rubbish and grass growing out of the cracks, plaster work inside needs attention + a lot of display cases appears to be from the 1930s. Generally poor curation. That having been said, the building contains some remarkable material, and because of this is worth a visit. Note particularly the Ethnic American collection - one of the largest in Europe. Note also that display notes are only in Dutch and French.
Richard Piper-Griffiths | May 28, 2018
Good place to visit, sadly I only had just over an hour her and could of spent most of the day. Nice cafe/ restraunt.
Jean-Marie Piron | May 31, 2018
The Brussels museum I like best. Impressive display of antique Roma. Several objects that inspired Tintin. Including Mummy Rascar Capac. Several interesting temporary exhibitions.
Jordan Kirchhoff | May 14, 2018
Nice big museum. Takes around 3 hours to fully explore, without the paid expositions.
Alexey Lyavdansky | Aug 12, 2018
Gorgeous museum! The mosaics from Syria impressed me very much. When I asked for more information about tge exibition, the people at the information desk did everything to help me.
Olaf Schneemann | Aug 11, 2018
Old fashion exhibition in a not up to date way. Inscriptions in Frensh and Dutch. Very friendly staff. Pleas update your presentation!
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