> Thursday 07.05.20

Manneken-Pis celebrates his 400th birthday!

 Manneken-Pis celebrates his 400th birthday!

In 1619, the authorities of the City of Brussels decided to remodel a fountain called the “Manneken-Pis”. They commissioned a new sculpture of the Manneken-Pis from a renowned sculptor, Jérôme Duquesnoy. Stolen on numerous occasions and always recovered, the original statue of Manneken-Pis has been on display at the Museum of the City of Brussels since 1966. 

To mark this anniversary, the Brussels City Museum has organised several events: 

- A drawing project in cooperation with the schools of the City of Brussels: every primary school in the City of Brussels can submit a drawing or prototype for a new costume for the ketje (little boy). The winning costume will be designed and presented to the Manneken-Pis on 7 May 2020. An exhibition will also take place to showcase all the projects put forward by the various schools.

- Souvenir item “400 years Manneken-Pis”: The Royal Belgian Mint and the Royal Netherlands Mint have officially issued the new Belgian 2.5 euro coin with the inscription "400 years Manneken Pis". The coin is available at www.herdenkingsmunten.bea 

Sunday 01.03.20

First sunday of the month

First sunday of the month

On the first Sunday of every month admission to the museum is free.

 

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Saturday 14.03.20

Museum Night Fever

Museum Night Fever

19:00 > 01:00

Gothic <> Modernity is an interactive digital installation that offers an extraordinary new perspective on the Saint Michael weather vane, through a unique multi-media experience of the vane and its anchoring point. The installation combines video mapping, audio drones and lighting activated via ultrasound sensors. Materials, forms, space and the surroundings fluctuate in real time as a result of the movements of the spectators. 
By the acéphale collective (in collaboration with the "LISA" laboratory from ULB)

Saint Michael flash guided tour (15 min)
Meeting in the room Sculpture 16-18th century 

Price: € 13 (presale), € 17 (same day) / on sale at the museum

Museum Night Fever

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: € 1

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