04.02.19 > 03.03.19

Visit Brussels awards

Visit Brussels awards
The exhibition The Grand Place to Be is nominated for Visit Brussels Awards in the category MOST NOTED EXHIBITION 2018

and the experience of Virtual Reality: The bombardement of 1695 in the category UNEXPECTED & ORIGINAL CONCEPT 2018.

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04.10.18 > 29.09.19

The Grand Place to be

The Grand Place to be

In order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List, The Grand-Place to be reveals all the secrets of this square which is a symbol of the architecture and life in Brussels.

Standing five metres tall, the original statue of Saint Michael, specially moved for the occasion, guides the visitor through some rare and previously unseen rooms. Paintings, objects, engravings and photographs illustrate the square’s eventful history, its various functions and uses and its transformations from the 12th century to today. The restoration workshops are presented to the public for the first time.

A true behind-the-scenes discovery of the most beautiful square in the world!


04.10.2018 > 29.12.2019

An unprecedented virtual reality experience

An unprecedented virtual reality experience
The visitor, wearing a headset, goes back in time to discover the Grand-Place in the 17th century. Suddenly, a cannon ball plunges them into “the” moment which dramatically tipped Brussels into terror: the bombardment of 1695. A key moment in the city’s history and the origin of its architectural and urban revival.

To be enjoyed as a family (a special kids version is available from age 12).

Price: € 2

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Saturday 23.02.2019

Museum Night fever

Museum Night fever

It’s been 20 years since UNESCO made the Grand-Place a world heritage site, so hip hip hooray! To celebrate it, the Maison du Roi is presenting the exhibition The Grand-Place to be which invites St Michel to meet the real Manneken Pis for the occasion.
Guided tours (continously)

During the evening Le Rapt Invisible will be giving an astonishing performance, combining Gregorian chants and electro music. Just like this mythical Brussels square, they make for an eclectic mix of old and contemporary. A performance of this kind in the heart of this neogothic building can’t be anything other than mind-blowing.
Performance (20’) :  20.00, 21.00, 22.00, 23.00, 00.00

Museum Night Fever

Discover masterpieces!

New hanging in the tapestry room

New hanging in the tapestry room
Regularly the presentation of the tapestries is renewed, on the one hand to allow the textile to rest sheltered from the light and the tensions, on the other hand to vary the pleasures and to put back in honor of the pieces of the collection.

As part of the exhibition Bernard Van Orley Brussels and the Renaissance (Bozar, from February 20 to May 26, 2019), the museum wanted to highlight some of his tapestries of the golden age, and particularly the exceptional "Our Lady of the Sablon" whose cardboard (preparatory drawing) was made by Bernard Van Orley.

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