Buggies are not permitted in the museum. You can ask to leave it at reception. Depending on how busy it is or the space available, our guards will find a spot for it.
Animals are not allowed in the museum. Guide dogs are, of course, allowed.
No, the balcony is not accessible.
Constantly opening and closing the balcony doors would expose the exhibited works to excessive temperature fluctuations. We would then not be able to exhibit in the required museum conditions.
Postcards, publications and small souvenirs are sold at the museum entrance.
The museum itself does not have a restaurant. There are many restaurants, snack bars and other eateries on and around the Grand-Place.
A reservation is not required for your visit, but it is recommended.
The museum provides visitors with various tools for their visit:
No, group visits must be booked in advance.
If you come without a reservation and there are other groups at the museum at the same time, access may be denied to guarantee the comfort of individual visitors, groups and guides.
You can visit the museum from the age of 5.
Our team offers a game booklet to toddlers to discover animals in the museum.
You can discover the Museum’s collections in French, Dutch, English, German and Spanish. Our digital tools are also available in these 5 languages.
The average museum visit lasts 1 hour.
Our team has a number of resources available to help you get the most out of your visit to the museum and the building. Discover these tools
Your ticket also grants you access to the wonderful GardeRobe MannekenPis, just a few steps from the fountain itself
No, the museum does not offer this option.
The museum accepts cash, Bancontact and various credit cards.
Situated on the most beautiful square in the world, the City Museum invites you to discover the tumultuous and thrilling history of Brussels. Masterpieces of painting and sculpture, a model depicting the city in the 13th century, exceptional tapestries… All Made in Brussels, of course!
n the top floor, the Grand-Place tells its own story through unique works such as the original St Michael’s weather vane. And the City Museum is also the place where you can admire the original Manneken-Pis statue!
The original statue is at the museum, and a few modern outfits are displayed on the top floor of the Maison du Roi-Broodhuis. Around 150 outfits are on exhibit at the GardeRobe MannekenPis
Your entrance ticket gives you free entry.
The museum is currently offering the opportunity to explore the Parenthesis Space, which contains a few items taken from the reserves to highlight one particular topic
The King’s House, or Maison du Roi, as it is known in French, or Broodhuis in Dutch, is the neo-Gothic building that houses the Brussels City Museum.
The museum exhibits 750 original works. A few rare items, like the watercolour by Carabin, are reproductions to spare the originals as much as possible.
You can take photos or videos of our collections without flash, as long as you respect the other visitors.