Dr. Guy Martens began his collection of erotic art and artefacts when he was 17 years old, and in 2012, he had collected enough to open a museum devoted to the subject. Exploring the human fascination of sexuality from Antiquity to modern times, the exhibits here are as diverse as they are provocative. Paintings, sculptures, prints, ivories, engravings, carvings - the museum has them all. The oldest item dates as far back as 4500 BC! There are about 800 items in total. It’s a sheer celebration of the culture of sex, beauty, and pleasure.
- Trams 92, 93; Buses 38, 71, N04, N05, N06, No9, N10, N11, N12 stop Koning/Royale.
- Subway 2, 6 stop Trone.
- Subway 1, 5 stop Gare Centrale.
- Buses 54, 71, N11 stop Ducale.
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Interesting collection, but the place is small and quickly crowded. A bit old-fashioned too - you have to read print paper lists to find out more about individual objects.
Simple and tastefull. Most of the peaces are from XX century but most def worth seeing. It would be advisable to book a tour with profesional tourguide if possible. For others, simple guides (description with name of the art peace) on english, dutch and franch available.
Interesting if you don’t have anything else to do!
A small museum which is rather a private collection of erotic artifacts (statues, antique sex toys etc). Sure it cannot compete with the sex museums of Amsterdam, but can be amusing if you have nothing to do. Entry fee is 10 eur per person, which we've found somewhat pricey for what you get.
The concept seemed intriguing and the allure of having to ring a bell to gain entry was exciting, but unfortunately this is where the fun stopped. To call this place a "museum" is misleading - it is more of a "small personal collection of artifacts in someone's house." Very little information given on any of the artifacts - was quite often just a country and a date. This gives no information on the history of the piece, nor the artist. Also disappointing to see so much ivory on display. I understand these are historical pieces when carving ivory was generally accepted, however I would not have visited this place had I known. Save your money and visit one of the other dozens of museums in Brussels.