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Address: Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 500 45 55
09:30 - 17:00
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Have you ever wondered how much you really know about the history of...

Have you ever wondered how much you really know about the history of Belgium ? Would you like to get to know it in a splendid building, next to the Royal Palace, where it all began? Then you must certainly visit the BELvue museum: the only museum that reveals the particularly fascinating history of Belgium. Remarkable film fragments, striking pictures and numerous period documents will guide you through more than one and a half century of stirring Belgian history. A visit to the BELvue museum offers you the opportunity to get all of Belgium's secrets unlocked! Creative and fun activities are available for children between 4 and 16 years.

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Visited the BELvue museum on my last day in Brussels. Only a small museum but very interesting. Focuses on the history of Brussels from different aspects from the war, education... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
York, United Kingdom
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Brussels, Belgium
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the building is very fancy and interesting: it wasn't super clear to us what the point of the museum was, and to be honest: I feel like I could have gotten higher quality information from a Wikipedia page then visiting this museum: the plaques gave you a very minimal description and the artifacts were not very interesting. I walked... More 

Thank Esthersnippe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great little museum on Belgian history from the beginning of the country in 1830 to the present day. Really well put together, lots to see and read about. Recommended museum.

Thank paulmalcolmowen
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Frankly, I'm surprised this isn't rated more highly on TripAdvisor. I came here on recommendation of my sister who normally HATES museums but loved the BELvue. It covers the history of Belgium since 1830. The museum is housed in a beautiful old mansion which was a joy to walk through. This museum is very family friendly as there are many... More 

Thank Jo-Ann Z
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A museum filled with lots of interesting artefacts as well as well produced interactive exhibits including video viewers which you can select your language for and sit quite comfortable to watch. The footage shown is well made and the museum is set out in a logical, user friendly way. All looks very well maintained and modern set in a gorgeous... More 

Thank GAF00Die
Antwerp, Belgium
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655 reviews
348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Former luxury hotel, built in the 18th century and neighbour of the royal palace, transformed into a museum. Used to be a stuffy and boring museum on the monarchy but eventually got a much needed reorganisation. Interesting historical themes and timelines combined with different objects and artefacts. The use of screens to explain the objects is very helpful. Recommended if... More 

Thank Peter D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is honestly of the best attractions in Brussels. It cost us 8 euros (we were under 25) which included entrance to Coudenberg too - the castle ruins. If you unsure of Belgium's history like us, this is perfect. It breaks down the history of Belgium perfectly with each room having a theme i.e. Languages, religion vs. the state. It... More 

1 Thank Ellie S
York, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the BELvue museum on my last day in Brussels. Only a small museum but very interesting. Focuses on the history of Brussels from different aspects from the war, education, industry etc €7 entry fee was okay too

1 Thank joe__davies
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This revue will be very personal to me, purely because I generally hate museums and get bored within seconds. It's normally the same old same old and you find yourself switching off very quickly.........but not here! I genuinely wanted to learn more about Brussels and it's history, how it came about and the part it's played in the world since... More 

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Northolt, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We chanced upon this lille gem as we took a Sunday stroll past the Royal Palace. There was a cartoon expo on which showcased "the great history of little Belgium by 22 Belgian press cartoonists. It was hilarious! The Belgians do have a dry sense of humour and are able to send themselves up! We love the satire and the... More 

Thank Esther H
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great museum, very interactive and informative. Very well priced at €5 if you are aged between 18-25. Would highly recommend for a history of Belgium! All information is available in four languages and you are given a booklet to provide further information as you walk around.

Thank stephdeakin

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