In 1980, some architects and comic writers got together to restore this 1905 Art Nouveau building and turn it into a museum honoring Belgium’s comic strip history. If you’ve read Tintin, then you should know why this is one of Belgiums’ most important legacies. The main exhibition is on the 2nd floor of the museum, which explores the history of comics in Belgium between 1929 and 1958, with one room dedicated to each artist’s work. Also check out the auditorium, the room of original work, the animation room, the restaurant, the library and the comic book store. For anyone at who was ever into comics, this place is gold.
- Reservations necessary for groups of 15+.
- EUR 8 for 65+ (adults groups of 15’+)
- EUR 7 for 12-25 years
- EUR 3.50 for under 12 (EUR 3.5 for groups)
- IC, ICT, P, S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10 stop Gare de Bruxelles-Congres
- Buses 29, 66, 71, 86, N04, N05, N06, N08, N09, N10, N11, N12, N13, N16, N18 stop Arenberg
- Subway 1, 5 stop De Brouckere
- Tram 3, 4 32 stop De Brouckere
- Tram 92, 93 stop Congres
- Subway 2, 6 stop Botanique
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1.59% of people who visit Brussels include Belgian Comic Strip Center in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
55.56% of people start their Belgian Comic Strip Center visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Belgian Comic Strip Center
76.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Belgian Comic Strip Center
I visited it 2-3 times. I love the building (art nouveau), but the museum itself could be a bit more interactive. They have a nice bar.
Nice museum, well laid out, and lovely (unexpectedly lovely) building. Don’t go expecting a complete comic book history as you won’t get it, seems they have changing exhibitions focusing on series/artists. Also, most strips are in French or Flemish only without translation (although most of the explanatory text is translated to English), so you will miss out on some stuff if you’re an English speaker. Shop is not English-friendly.
Amazing experience! Not a huge comic book enthusiast but feel like I could be now after visiting. Staff were very welcoming and polite. Well worth the money and would really recommend :)
Nice museum located in a nice art noveau building. Didn't go to the exposition because i find it a bit expensive, however it is worth to go for the souvenir shop as well as the entrance of the museum. Here you can also find the map of the comics spread out across the city, the ultimate brussels challenge!
And absolute must visit in Brussels! Excellent curatorial and historical perspective in one of the most interesting aspects of Belgique. Don’t miss it!