School and extracurricular 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. The Brussels City Museum has obtained the Brussels Health Safety Label

 

 

Reservation is required via our online form.

To ensure the safety of participants and our staff, wearing a mask is strongly recommended.

 

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With 5 to 8 years old

Exploring the Brussels City Museum

Would you like to find out more about the game-tour before your visit, click here for all the information

 

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Model of the 13th _Brussels City Museum © J.J.Rousseau

With 9 to 12 years old

Exploring the Brussels City Museum

Would you like to find out more about the game-tour before your visit, click here for all the information

Brussels: the breathtaking development of a city

Students can explore the development of Brussels through the centuries. They’ll discover the most significant periods in the history of the city: its medieval origins, the two fortifications which surrounded the city, the bombardment of 1695, the urbanisation of the old villages and the enclosure of the Senne. To end the visit, the true story of the most famous resident of Brussels – the Manneken-Pis – will be revealed to them.

The museum invites you to combine this voyage into the city’s formidable past with an entertaining exploration of modern-day Brussels and its inhabitants at experience.brussels

Useful information

  • Category: guided tour
  • Duration: +/- 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Price: 50 € per group

 

Model of the 13th _Brussels City Museum © J.J.Rousseau

Manneken-Pis and his wardrobe

Do you know that the statue which serves as a fountain is a copy? The original is preciously preserved in the City Museum. But why ? Our guide tells the children the incredible story of this little sculpture. He then takes the group to the GarbeRobe. Along the way, he evokes the other fountains depicting naked sculpted children. The opportunity to compare them to Manneken-Pis and understand why he has become so important. Last stop, the GardeRobe for a glimpse of the huge collection of costumes. The little statuette has more than 100 costumes! Awesome, isn’t it?

Useful information

  • Category: guided tour + mini city walk
  • Duration: +/- 1h15
  • Departure: Brussels City Museum- Maison du Roi
  • Arrival: GardeRobe MannekenPis, rue du Chêne 19
  • Price: 50 € per group

The Grand Place to be

Travel back in time with your pupils 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
  • Price: 50 € per group

With teenagers

The available tours have been adapted to the school curriculum. The themes covered in these tours will help to foster a spirit of citizenship and appreciation for the cultural heritage of Brussels.

Brussels: the breathtaking development of a city

The pupils can explore the development of Brussels through the centuries. They’ll discover the most significant periods in the history of the city: its medieval origins, the two fortifications which surrounded the city, the bombardment of 1695, the urbanisation of the old villages and the enclosure of the Senne. To end the visit, the true story of the most famous resident of Brussels – the Manneken-Pis – will be revealed to them.

The museum invites you to combine this voyage into the city’s formidable past with an entertaining exploration of modern-day Brussels and its inhabitants at experience.brussels

Useful information

  • Category: guided tour
  • Duration: +/- 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Price: 50 € per group

 

M.Van Rode, La Girouette de l'Hôtel de Ville, 1455 ©E.Gomez

The Grand Place to be

Travel back in time with your pupils 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
  • Price:  50 € per group