Discover Brussels Museums
Brussels museums offer something for everyone from art, music and history lovers to comic, automobile and science enthusiasts. More than 80 museums dedicated to these topics and more make Brussels an exciting museum mecca.
Below, we offer a brief description of several of the more unique museums as well as a link to a directory of more than 80 museums featured by the Brussels Museums Council.Horta Museum
Housed in the former home of art nouveau architect Victor Horta, who lived there from 1901 to 1919; this museum features the original interior decoration including: mosaics, stained glass windows, furniture, and wall paintings. The museum also features a collection of furniture drawn by Victor Horta and typical of Art Nouveau at its best.Musical Instruments Museum
This music lovers paradise features 1,500 instruments on four floors: one of the largest collections of musical instruments in the world. Displaying original and traditional pieces, from all periods of time and continents, the Music Instruments Museum is located near the Grand Place in a magnificent Art Nouveau building. An ingeniously-designed infrared audio-headset system allows visitors to hear the sound of each instrument on display at their own pace.African Museum
Located in Tervuren, a suburb just east of Brussels, this museum features many aspects from the African continent. Housed in a beautiful building and surrounded by a park, the building was constructed by King Leopold between 1904 and 1910. Appreciated throughout the world for all things African, the museum is home to the largest collection of ethnographic objects from central Africa including: pictures, masks, household objects, jewels, decorative elements, musical instruments and exotic animals. The museum explores the history of the exploration of central Africa and the Belgian presence in the Congo.Autoworld Brussels
History of automobiles over 100 years in more than 400 vehicles and 5 expositions. Housed in the former Palais Mondial, Autoworldfeatures samples of various models of cars: animal-drawn, steam or electric traction, gas-powered automobiles. The collection is personally owned by Ghislain Mahy and is said to be the largest in Europe to be devoted to old cars.National Museum of the Resistance
Focusing on the resistance to invasions during World Wars I & II, this museum features documents and archives about the organization of the Resistance and its actions during the two world wars, testimonies about nazi barbarism, the War of 18 days, prisoners of war, provision of fresh supplies, collaboration, nazi suppression, racism, armed resistance, civil resistance, and escape lines. Brussels Museum Directory Listing Below
For detailed information about these museums and 75 others, we've provided a link to the website of the Brussels Museum Council. Here, you can find information such as museum addresses, hours, contact information, admission prices and more.
Go to Brussels Museum Council