Bracketed space

A short break in your visit to the museum.

By means of a little-known topic or an episode on the history of Brussels, the treasures of the museum’s reserves are unveiled to visitors. Take the time to discover the curators’ selection of works that you will see nowhere else.

Every four months, there is a new display. It is accompanied by visits organized by Midday at the Museum or lectures that examine the topic in greater detail.

Practical information

  • Bracketed space: admission included with the museum’s entry ticket
  • From 26 October to 13 February 2002: Bourse by the Senne: marking the 150th anniversary of the covering over of the Senne river
J-B. Van Moer, Vue de la Senne et du cabaret de l'Ours depuis le pont Middeleer, 1868 © Brussels City Museum

Bourse by the Senne

Do you remember walking down the streets of Brussels with your feet in the water ? Before the central boulevards were laid down and the Senne was covered over, 150 years ago. At the time, the Senne played a major role in the development of the city.

Through the centuries, the vicinity of the river has been the site of a great variety of buildings, functions and activities. This exhibition illustrates the dynamic life along the banks of the Senne. It invites you to take a journey to the base of the current Bourse (stock exchange) building, before and after the covering of this enigmatic river.

 

 

J-B. Van Moer, Vue de la Senne et du cabaret de l'Ours depuis le pont Middeleer, 1868 © Brussels City Museum