Royal Museums Of Fine Arts Of Belgium, Brussels
Royal Museums Of Fine Arts Of Belgium, Brussels - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Ticket Price: 13 EUR
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Royal Museums Of Fine Arts Of Belgium, Brussels
The six museums of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium contain some of Europe's greatest artistic and cultural heritage - drawings, prints, decoratives, furniture, sculptures, and paintings. There are four museums at this location, with the same opening hours and a combined ticket (the Magritte Museum has its own building adjacent to the main building). The main museums out of these are the Musee Fin-de-Siecle which contains turn of the century art from Brussels between 1868 and 1914. Mostly paintings, but also smatterings of literature, furniture, decorative arts, architecture, photography, opera, music, and poetry.
The Magritte Museum is named after Rene Magritte, who was Belgium's favourite surrealist. He created paintings, drawings, photography and sculptures. It is housed in an exquisite neoclassical building named Hotel Altenloh. The Musee Modern Museum is another museum that covers art from the 18th century to contemporary times, this museum also regularly rotates its arts exhibits. It even has a comic strips section. The Musée Old Masters Museum has artwork from masters of Southern Netherlands between 15th to the 19th centuries. This museum was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte.
The beautiful building in which these paintings are housed, the exquisite Palais des Beaux-Arts. It was built in 1887, and is one of the defining buildings of the Beaux Arts style. Check out the memorial to the five rebels of the Mouvement National Royaliste at the side of the building.
Royal Museums Of Fine Arts Of Belgium Information
- This combined ticket includes entry to the Magritte Museum too.
- Of the six museums of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, this location does not include the Musée Wiertz Museum and the Musée Meunier Museum.
- Check museum's website for extensive group visits info.
- Disabled accessible. Wheelchairs available for borrowing.
- Check museum website for parking options.
Royal Museums Of Fine Arts Of Belgium Ticket Prices
- The prices given here are combined for these three museums.
- Check out the museums' website for individual fees for each museum.
- 65+ years of age: EUR 9
- 6-25 years of age, disabled and their escorts, the unemployed: EUR 3
- Free for under five, and on Wednesdays after 1pm.
- Museum may charge extra for their own audio guides.
Royal Museums Of Fine Arts Of Belgium Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed 2pm on 24th and 31st December.
- Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
How To reach Royal Museums Of Fine Arts Of Belgium by Public Transport
- 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
Restaurants Near Royal Museums Of Fine Arts Of Belgium
- Museum Brasserie
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Beautiful museum and worth a stop. As others have mentioned, there is a security check on the way in and once you enter any very large bags must be put into a free locker (we were fine with large wristlets and a small purse). The comments about lighting on many of the paintings are also correct, it could use some work. These were minor issues though, and overall the museum complex is charming. The impressionist collection is especially good. Good food in the cafe and they have a lovely terrace where you can sit and eat, although a little expensive (18 euro for a slice of quiche, slice of tart, and a bottle of mineral water for two).
Wonderful Museum. I only visited the old masters collection with breath taking images ranging from Bosch to the famous "death of marat" by Jacques-Louis David. The images are well assembled and mostly display different artists interpretation of the same theme, e.g. Simon the Pharisee or a large collection of still lifes. This gives some overall perspective of the zeitgeist and its development and adds another level of perspective to this great collection. Unfortunately all explanations are only available in dutch and french. Some englisch text would certainly help international visitors.
Large museum with plenty to see. Make sure to get here with ample time to enjoy everything! Friendly staff and easy to find. The museum gift shop has many things to see and purchase as well.
I visited the three core museums (Magrette, Fin de Siecle, and old masters). Magritte museum exhibits the work of the famous artist. Few significant work is exhibited, but many of Magritte's very famous work is exhibited elsewhere in the world. It is interesting to see so much of his earlier work and how he evolved as an artist. One thing that made me mad was that they had a "special exhibit" that showed even more significant work by Magritte but I had to pay separately for that. I don't know why they would split the collection and as a visitor, I felt like I was deceived when I thought I bought a ticket that covered everything. Fin de Siecle had some significant impressionist items that would have attracted many visitors elsewhere, but really had very few visitors around. The old masters section featured some pieces such as Rembrandt, and Peter Bruegel the elder and had some very memorable pieces. It took about 3 hrs to visit them all with relatively fast walk-through, stopping by at some of the significant works.
Great place for all art lovers! it has to be on everyone's bucket list and has a wonderful collection of art.