Famous Museums in Brussels

The museums in Brussels give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Brussels with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Brussels. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Brussels.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Brussels.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Brussels:

  1. Musical Instrument Museum

    4.3 (6664 Votes)
    Musical Instrument Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    Starting with a modest donation of a hundred Indian musical instruments by a Rajah in 1876 that was combined with the collection of Belgian musicologist Fetis, the museum over the last century has managed to accumulate 8000 instruments of the finest variety, covering practically every culture and age of the world. It’s the most comprehensive museum of its kind in the world, and one of Br...Read more
  2. Train World

    4.6 (963 Votes)
    Train World

    Specialty Museum

    The official museum of the National Railway Company of Belgium opened only in 2015. In that short time tourists have warmed up to it a lot. The museum tells the story of trains in Europe, particularly Brussels. To do that it uses a collection of 22 sparkling locomotives from all across train history. The stars of their exhibit are the Pays de Waes, oldest preserved locomotive in Continental Eu...Read more
  3. Museum Of Natural Sciences

    4.4 (3649 Votes)
    Museum Of Natural Sciences

    Natural History Museum

    All you really need to know about the Museum of Natural Sciences is that it has the biggest dinosaur gallery in Europe. That’s not all though, a roomful of taxidermy exhibits (stuffed animals), another of whale skeletons, yet another of geology specimens, a mammoth – meaning if you’re bringing a kid here, you’ll literally become his or her favourite person ever. It has ...Read more
  4. Cinquantenaire

    4.5 (1387 Votes)
    Cinquantenaire

    Museum, Park

    This is a gorgeous enclave which houses quite a few museums and has seen and grown through the times and tides of time. It has seen many revolutions and grown through it to develop into a full fledged space, which has buildings that are miniature scoops of history like the Royal Military in the northern half of the campus. The southern half of the campus consists of Cinquantenaire Museum and t...Read more
  5. Musee Rene Magritte

    4.4 (3343 Votes)
    Musee Rene Magritte

    Art Museum, Exhibition

    The Musee Rene Magritte is a museum that is dedicated to the famous Belgian painter Rene Magritte and is located in the very house that he lived in for almost 24 years of his life. Various exhibitions, both temporary and permanent, fill up the floors of the buildings and display the genius works of the celebrated artist. The various illustrations on the first and second floors along with the d...Read more
  6. Autoworld

    4.5 (4033 Votes)
    Autoworld

    Museum, Automobile Museum

    Belgium is proud about its cars, and the role it played in bringing cars into being. In the early days of the automobile world, Belgium was the No. 2 producer in the world. So the tribute this museum pays to that history is very serious. Its collection includes about 350 vintage European and American cars produced upto the seventies. Your visit won’t be a complicated one – you come...Read more
  7. Royal Museums Of Fine Arts Of Belgium

    Art Museum

    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...Read more
  8. Atomium

    Restaurant, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Built for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World Fair, this 18 metre stainless steel structure is one of the coolest buildings you'll ever see in your life, from the inside or out. It's the exact shape of an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times. Inside the sphere is a museum covering the Expo and the World Fair and the creation of the Atomium. The exhibits are mostly  documents, photograph...Read more
  9. Horta Museum

    Specialty Museum

    Victor Horta was an Art Nouveau architect, and this building, completed in 1901, was his home. From the outside it does not look like much. But when you go inside even if you discarded all the artifacts from his life, it would be worth going in just to see the house. It is one of the most startling examples of interior decorations you will ever see. Everything inside is a beautiful mahogany an...Read more
  10. Moof Museum

    4.2 (2603 Votes)
    Moof Museum

    Museum

    Another entirely kid centric destination in Brussels…or for adults who haven’t grown out of their inner kids too! You’ve got your favourite comics right? The stuff so absolutely close to your heart that you can’t imagine what your life would have been like without it? Chances are that this museum heard about what you love, and created pretty miniatures of your favourit...Read more
  11. Museum Of The City Of Brussels

    History Museum

    The museum is dedicated to the history, culture and folklore of the city of Brussels. It’s housed inside the stylish neo-Gothic building, constructed by the Duke of Brabant in the 16th century as a symbol of ducal power. The museum itself was established in 1860. The ground floor focuses on the Brussel’s artistic heritage - flags, banisters, altarpieces, sculptures, paintings, tapes...Read more
  12. Belgian Comic Strip Center

    4.1 (139 Votes)
    Belgian Comic Strip Center

    Museum, Exhibition

    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 a...Read more
  13. Museum David And Alice Van Buuren

    Art Museum

    David van Buuren was a private banker in Brussels. He had this house built in the 1920s in Amsterdam School style, but interior is entirely Art Deco. He and his wife, Alive, were prominent art collectors and thus decorated their home with the works of many celebrated painters including Van Gogh, impressionist Gustave van de Woestijne, and Tsuguharu Foujita, covering about five centuries worth o...Read more
  14. Coudenberg And Belvue Museum

    History Museum

    The Duchy of Brabant was ruled from the palace atop this hill for over 700 years between the 11th and 18th centuries. In 1731 a fire razed the palace to the ground. The remnants of the old palace, such as the cellars and the warehouse and the foundations, have been carefully excavated out and can now be visited from the BelVUE museum, built on top of the ruins. The Museum on the other hand cove...Read more
  15. Musees Royaux D'art Et D'histoire

    Museum

    This huge museum, part of the Royal Museums of Art and History, was founded by Belgian King Leopold II. It has four major collections that cover thousands of items: Collection of national archaeology: prehistoric artefacts, crafts of the Gallo-Romans, and works from the Merovingian period. Antiquity: thousands of items of from the ancients civilizations of Egypt, Iran, Greece and Rome European...Read more