Adult groups

Covid 19 information

Our teams are on hand to welcome you from Tuesday to Sunday (10.00 to 17.00) in compliance with the rules on social distancing and hygiene measures. Wearing the face mask remains compulsory.

Reservation is required via our online form.

The Brussels City Museum has obtained the Brussels Health Safety Label

Histoire de Tristan et Yseult - Tristan et Morgain, 1620-1630 © Y.Peeters et A.Dohet

An introduction to the history of Brussels and its symbols

Discover the origins of the city and its amazing development through the ages. Internationally renowned works of art, ffrom altarpieces and tapestries to paintings and sculptures, will reveal their secrets to you. All these masterpieces were made in Brussels! Finally, uncover the true history of Manneken-Pis and see the original statue which is carefully preserved in the museum.

Useful information 

  • Category: themed visit
  • Duration: +/- 1 hours and 15 minutes
  • Prices:  75 € (weekdays) or  90 € (weekend) + 6 € per person.
Room Manneken-Pis_Brussels City Museum © A.Anoni

Manneken-Pis, its history and its costumes

The visit begins with the original statue on display at the Brussels City Museum! And yes, it’s a copy that acts as a fountain. Our guide tells you the incredible story of Manneken-Pis to better understand the importance of this urinating little boy figure. A stroll then takes you in the footsteps of several ancient fountains with, of course, a stop at the corner of rue de l’Etuve and rue du Chêne to discover rue de Manneken-Pis. Besides, is he dressed? Head to the GardeRobe to understand where this unique tradition comes from. The most emblematic costumes of the collection are presented there. And you, which one do you prefer?

Useful information

  • Category: combined guided tour + city tour
  • Departure: Brussels City Museum- Maison du Roi
  • Arrival: GardeRobe MannekenPis, rue du Chêne 19
  • Duration: +/- 1h30
  • Prices:  75 € (weekdays) or  90 € (weekends) + € 6.00 per person.

Room Manneken-Pis_Brussels City Museum © A.Anoni

The Grand Place to be

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the greatest moments of the most beautiful square in the world:

  • the beginnings of the market dating back to the 12th century
  • the medieval square and its 17th century manifestation
  • the destructive bombardment in1695 by Louis XIV
  • the breathtaking reconstruction of the buildings at the end of 17th and early 18th century.

Moreover, discover major buildings such as the Town Hall and the Maison du Roi. How have they deteriorated over the centuries?  Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the renovations during the 1850-1920 period, the current restoration campaigns and the UNESCO World Heritage classification.

Useful information
  • Category: themed visit
  • Duration: +/- 1 hour
  • Prices:  75 € (weekdays) or  90 € (weekend) + 6 € per person.

The Grand Place to be + discover the secrets of the square

Our guide will unearth the story of the most beautiful square in the world. (link to the guided tour).
Then our guide will take you on a fascinating journey through the square to show you the neo-Gothic and Baroque architecture. Our guide will reveal the often overlooked secrets of the houses and buildings of the square:  the signs displaying the names of the houses, the chronograms and the Roman numerals, the decorative features of the trades associations and the power-that-be and the statue of Everard t’Serclaes This tour casts new light on the square.
The weather vane of the Town Hall © E.Gomez
Useful information
  • Category: themed visit (at the museum and on the Grand-Place)
  • Duration: +/- 2 hours
  • Price: 120 € +  6 € per person (reductions possible)

The weather vane of the Town Hall © E.Gomez