> Thursday 07.05.20
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
First sunday of the month
On the first Sunday of every month admission to the museum is free.
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
An unprecedented virtual reality experience
To be enjoyed as a family (a special kids version is available from age 12).
Price: € 1