The best museums in Brussels in November 2023

These are the top 50 best museums in Brussels, Belgium, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Autoworld1

    Autoworld

    Brussels
    Autoworld is located in the halls of the Jubilee Park. Through 250 vehicles of various origins, the museum shows the development of the automobile. The collection exhibited by Autoworld ranges from horse-drawn carriages to sports cars from the 1960s, from motorcycles with a rich past to the represen
  2. Mim - Musical instruments museum2

    Mim - Musical instruments museum

    Brussels
    The Mim (Musical Instrument Museum) is housed in an 1899 Art Nouveau building. The museum displays a collection of some 1,500 musical instruments. There are also sound recordings from antiquity to the present day. Mechanical and the 20th-century instruments and bells are displayed underground. On th
  3. MOOF - Museum Of Original Figurines3

    MOOF - Museum Of Original Figurines

    Brussels
    In the MOOF - Museum Of Original Figurines, visitors get to know more than 650 figures as well as original objects.
  4. Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History4

    Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

    Brussels
    The Royal Museum of the Army and Military History is dedicated to ten centuries of military history. The common thread is the history of Belgium from the 18th century through World War II, but other countries are also featured. The collection includes uniforms, weapons, flags, pennants and badges of
  5. Atomium5

    Atomium

    Brussels
    The Atomium has a permanent exhibition called: 'Atomium. From symbol to icon' which tells the story of more than 50 years of history of a pavilion that has become the symbol of Brussels and Belgium. It covers the history of the Atomium. Next, it tells the story of its decline in the late 1990s befor
  6. Natural Science Museum of Belgium6

    Natural Science Museum of Belgium

    Brussels
    The Natural Science Museum of Belgium has a large collection of about 36 million pieces, of which fifteen million insects and nine million other invertebrates. In addition, the museum displays minerals and moon rocks, dinosaurs and mammoths, whale skeletons, shells and the Neanderthal man Spy. Speci
  7. Musée Magritte Museum7

    Musée Magritte Museum

    Brussels
    The Musée Magritte Museum (MMM) is located in the Altenloh Hotel, a neo-classical building designed in the 19th century by Alphonse Balat. The museum is dedicated to oeuvre, thought and life of Belgian surrealist painter Magritte. The museum displays more than 200 works by his hand.
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    Museum of Illusions Brussels

    Brussels
  9. BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels9

    BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels

    Brussels
    BOZAR - Palace of Fine Arts is an art center housed in a building designed by Art Deco architect Victor Horta that dates back to 1928. It hosts about 20 thematic or individual exhibitions of ancient or contemporary art each year. There are also concerts and space for contemporary theater and contemp
  10. Coudenberg Palace10

    Coudenberg Palace

    Brussels
    The site of Coudenberg had been an important center of power since the 12th century. In the late 14th century and early 15th century, the castle of the Dukes of Brabant was enlarged by the Dukes of Burgundy, including Archdukes Albrecht and Isabella and Charles V. In 1731, a fire destroyed the entir
  11. Halle Gate11

    Halle Gate

    Brussels
    The Halle Gate is the only preserved city gate in Brussels. This 14th-century city gate tells the life story of the gate and that of the walled city. Stories of contrived plans and coincidences and of alliances and conflicts reveal how Brussels was protected from attack during the Middle Ages and th
  12. Online discount!BELvue museum12

    BELvue museum

    Brussels
    The BELvue Museum is located in the Bellevue Hotel, which was built in the late 18th century on the ruins of the former castle of the Dukes of Brabant. It is the museum of Belgian history and is a center for democracy. The museum presents a picture of Belgium, its history, its socio-economic develop
  13. CINEMATEK13

    CINEMATEK

    Brussels
    CINEMATEK is the pet name of The Royal Belgian Film Archive and Museum of Cinema. In Wunderkammer, various objects illuminate the pre-history of cinema. Remix brings together images from various films and periods, creating unique connections, and four Moviolas unlock Belgian non-fiction films from t
  14. Art & History Museum14

    Art & History Museum

    Brussels
    The Jubilee Park Museum is located in the Jubilee Park. The museum displays thousands of historical objects and works of art. The collection consists of Belgian archaeological objects and finds from the Near East, Iran, Egypt, China, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Americas and Classical Antiquity
  15. Museum of the City of Brussels - Breadhouse15

    Museum of the City of Brussels - Breadhouse

    Brussels
    The Museum of the City of Brussels is housed in a neo-Gothic building, a 19th-century reconstruction of The Bread House by city architect Victor Jamaer. The Bread House is on the Unesco World Heritage List, along with the entire Grand Place. The museum is dedicated to the history of Brussels. Painti
  16. City Hall of Brussels16

    City Hall of Brussels

    Brussels
    Do you know why the wing on the right of the tower is shorter than the one on the left, and why the entrance is asymmetrical? Do you know that the building still has some original parts, but that it also has many additions and restored elements? If you want to know everything about this building,
  17. Centrale for Contemporary Art17

    Centrale for Contemporary Art

    Brussels
    The Power Plant - Centrale for Contemporary Art is the contemporary art center of the City of Brussels.
  18. Librarium - Royal Library of Belgium18

    Librarium - Royal Library of Belgium

    Brussels
    At the Librarium - Royal Library of Belgium, visitors will learn all about the history of books, notebooks and libraries.
  19. Design Museum Brussels19

    Design Museum Brussels

    Brussels
    The Design Museum Brussels is a space dedicated to design and its history. It was launched after the acquisition of the Plasticarium by the Atomium. Since 2015, the Plastic Design Collection offers its visitors an original reflection on plastic design from the 1950s until today. Continuously enrich
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    KBR Museum

    Brussels
  21. Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum21

    Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum

    Brussels
    The Fin-de-Siècle Museum illustrates Brussels around the turn of the century as the cultural crossroads of Europe. The museum focusses on impressionism, symbolism, wagnerism and Art Nouveau. The collection consists of works by foreign artists such as Paul Gauguin, Auguste Rodin, Pierre Bonnard, Emil
  22. Musée Meunier Museum22

    Musée Meunier Museum

    Brussels
    The Musée Meunier Museum (Constantin Meunier Museum) is dedicated to the Belgian sculptor, painter and graphic artist Constantin Meunier (1831 - 1905). The museum is located in his studio home. Meunier glorified the working man in his realistic works. Through some 150 works from a collection of some
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    The World of Banksy – The Immersive Experience at La Tentation

    Brussels
  24. Musée Wiertz Museum24

    Musée Wiertz Museum

    Brussels
    The Musée Wiertz Museum (Antoine Wiertz Museum) is dedicated to the Belgian painter, sculptor and author Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865). The museum is located in his 1850s studio. The museum displays not only his paintings, inspired by the great masters of the past, but also his numerous small sketches.
  25. BIP Expo: experience Brussels!25

    BIP Expo: experience Brussels!

    Brussels
    BIP Expo: experience Brussels! presents an informative exhibition about the Brussels Region.
  26. Museum of the National Bank of Belgium26

    Museum of the National Bank of Belgium

    Brussels
    The National Bank of Belgium houses its museum in a magnificent nineteenth-century bank building. This is the perfect backdrop to get acquainted with the activities of a European central bank and the history of money. Use the audio guide to visit the museum (free) and test your knowledge of the Eur
  27. Royal Theater Toone27

    Royal Theater Toone

    Brussels
    The Maison de Toone is simultaneously a typical estaminet with its Spanish pink brick walls, blackened beams and tiled floor, and a puppet theatre in the attic, with its wooden benches, festooned, multicoloured cushions nailed into the raw wood planks, a workshop that manufactures puppets, a library
  28. Charlier Museum28

    Charlier Museum

    Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
    The Charlier Museum is a house museum. Owned by patron and art collector Henri Van Cutsem, the house was remodeled by Victor Horta, and in 1904 sculptor Guillaume Charlier inherited it. The house is still decorated as before, with furniture and decorative arts, including silverware, porcelain, carpe
  29. Royal Monnaie Theatre29

    Royal Monnaie Theatre

    Brussels
  30. Le Botanique30

    Le Botanique

    Brussels
    Le Botanique is a space for culture and imagination and the cultural center of the French Community of Belgium.
  31. Belgian Museum of Freemasonry31

    Belgian Museum of Freemasonry

    Brussels
    The Belgian Museum of Freemasonry seeks to make Freemasonry better known to the general public. The museum aims to convey a message. It shows the historical development of Freemasonry, with the basic principles and virtues represented by symbolic objects. The collection includes medals, badges of wo
  32. La Hall Saint Gery32

    La Hall Saint Gery

    Brussels
    The St. Gorikshallen are former covered market halls. They host temporary exhibitions and events.
  33. Bruxella 123833

    Bruxella 1238

    Brussels
    Bruxella 1238 is an archaeological site where the remains of the Franciscan monastery established in Brussels from 1238 can be seen. Among other things, there is the tomb of Duke John I of Brabant. The foundations and all kinds of other material are still present.
  34. Palace of Charles of Lorraine - Museum of the 18th century34

    Palace of Charles of Lorraine - Museum of the 18th century

    Brussels
    The Museum of the 18th Century is located in the Palace of Charles of Lorraine, the residence of the governor general of the Austrian Netherlands from 1744 to 1780. Charles of Lorraine was a lover of both art and science. The museum tells of the noblemen's comforts, their ostentation, their leisure
  35. Archives générales du Royaume35

    Archives générales du Royaume

    Brussels
    The General State Archives preserves more than 70 kilometers of archives. The State Archives regularly organizes exhibitions to involve a wider audience in its operations.
  36. Brussels Tram Museum36

    Brussels Tram Museum

    Brussels
    The Brussels Tram Museum displays a collection of streetcars, buses, trolleybuses and cabs. The collection consists of more than 60 vehicles that circulated through Brussels between 1868 and 1969.
  37. Musée Oldmasters Museum37

    Musée Oldmasters Museum

    Brussels
    The Musée Oldmasters Museum (Museum of Ancient Art) displays works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rubens and Jordaens, among others. It also displays works by Flemish primitives and the other artists of the Southern Netherlands.
  38. Jewish Museum of Belgium38

    Jewish Museum of Belgium

    Brussels
    The Jewish Museum of Belgium is housed in a 19th-century mansion. The museum paints a picture of the traditional Jewish way of life from around the world. The collection consists of various objects, books, documents and paintings by Jewish artists, including Stéphane Mandelbaum, Félix Nussbaum, Kurt
  39. argos centre for audiovisual arts39

    argos centre for audiovisual arts

    Brussels
    Founded in 1989 in Brussels, ⓐⓡⓖⓞⓢ is an institution and resource for the presentation, production, and study of critical audiovisual arts, as well as for its distribution, conservation and restoration. 𝓪𝓻𝓰𝓸𝓼 considers the audiovisual as a primary means of looking at and understanding the world i
  40. Museums of the Far East40

    Museums of the Far East

    Brussels
    The Museums of the Far East include three Asian buildings on the royal estate of Laeken: the Japanese Tower, the Chinese Pavilion and the Museum of Japanese Art. At the beginning of the 20th century, they were commissioned by Leopold II and designed by Alexandre Marcel. The tower addresses European
  41. Musée Modern Museum41

    Musée Modern Museum

    Brussels
    The Musée Modern Museum (Museum of Modern Art) displays a collection of modern and contemporary art.
  42. Marc Sleen Museum42

    Marc Sleen Museum

    Brussels
    The Marc Sleen Museum is dedicated to Flemish cartoonist Marc Sleen who is best known for his comic series The Adventures of Nero & Co.
  43. Planetarium of Brussels43

    Planetarium of Brussels

    Brussels
    On one of the largest star domes in Europe, panoramic landscapes and astronomical images merge and celestial secrets are unveiled.
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    Musée Mode & Dentelle

    Brussels
    The Museum of Costume and Lace is housed in four distinguished houses and a warehouse from the 17th and 18th centuries in Brussels. The museum displays a collection of lace that sometimes even belonged to royalty. It also displays a collection of costumes, accessories, fashion prints and other docum
  45. Belgian Comic Strip Center45

    Belgian Comic Strip Center

    Brussels
    The Belgian Comic Strip Center is housed in a stately art nouveau building designed by Victor Horta. The museum is dedicated to the European comic strip, from its prestigious early days to its most contemporary developments. There are both temporary and permanent exhibitions covering the various cha
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    Printing Museum - Imprimarium

    Brussels
    The Museum of Printing is located in the underground floors of the Royal Library. The museum displays a European collection of printing presses and printing equipment and highlights the evolution from the Industrial Revolution at the end of the 18th century to the advent of the computer circa 1980.
  47. Archives and French Literature Museum47

    Archives and French Literature Museum

    Brussels
    The Archives and Museum of Francophone Literature is dedicated to the history of Francophone Belgian literature, foreign literature and poetry, theater and the audiovisual.
  48. Parlamentarium48

    Parlamentarium

    Brussels
    In the Parlamentarium, visitors learn about the European Parliament. Visitors are given a dynamic, interactive multimedia tour of the history of European integration and its impact.
  49. Éditions Jacques Brel49

    Éditions Jacques Brel

    Brussels
  50. Belfius Art Collection50

    Belfius Art Collection

    Brussels
    The Belfius Collection is a Belgian art collection of the Belgian bank Belfius.It is an art collection of more than 4,500 works, the largest private collection in the country. The collection includes Flemish masters from the 16th and 17th centuries, modern art from 1860 to 1960, and art from 1960 to

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