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Museums - Best things in Brussels are free !
This section lists the museums with free admission.

A list of all the museums of the Region (free or not) is available on the website of the Brussels Museums Council.

 Fondation Boghossian - Villa Empain

Free admission on the first Wednesday of the month.

Online: www.villaempain.com

Sewers Museum

Thousands of cubic meters of waste water flow through the 400 km of undergrouds drains and tunnels every day.
Free guided tour every first Saturday of the month (1.30 pm in Dutch and 3 pm in French), otherwise by appointment only.

Online: www.museedelavilledebruxelles.be

 Fin de Siècle Museum

Free admission on the first Wednesday of each month from 1.00 pm.

Online: www.fin-de-siecle-museum.be

CINEMATEK

Free admission on the first Sunday of the month, from 2.30 pm to 10 pm.

Online: www.cinematek.be

La Maison du Roi

Opposite the Brussels Town Hall, all about the history of the city, plus the complete wardrobe of Manneken Pis.
Free admission on the first Sunday of the month from 10am to 5pm.

Online: www.brussels.be

Costume and Lace Museum

Free admission on the first Sunday of the month, from 10am to 5pm.

Online: www.museeducostumeetdeladentelle.be (FR/NL)

The Toy Museum

Free admission on the first Sunday of the month, from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

Online: www.museedujouet.eu

Art)&(Marges Museum

A museum that promotes artists in the shadows, self-educated creators who work alone or in creative workshops for people with physical or mental disabilities.
Free admission on the first Sunday of the month from 11am to 6pm.

Online: www.artetmarges.be (FR/NL)

Centre d'art du Rouge-Cloître

Alongside exhibitions of graphic novel writers and illustrators, the Rouge-Cloître gives pride a place to Belgian artists.
Free admission on the first Sunday of the month, from 2pm to 5pm.

Online: www.rouge-cloitre.be (FR/NL)

Magritte Museum

Free admission on the first Wednesday of the month.

Online: www.musee-magritte-museum.be

Experimentarium / ULB's Physics Musuem

Learn about the rules of physics in experiments and workshops. In French.
Free admission on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm. Guided tours available for a fee.

Online: www.experimentarium.be (FR)

Bibliotheka Wittockiana

The only museum in the world devoted to artistic bookbinding. Free admission on the first Sunday of the month.

Online: www.wittockiana.org (FR)

Librarium

The Royal Library of Belgium has opened a new museum, the Librarium, a permament space for exploring the world of books and documents.

Online: www.kbr.be

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Espace photographique Contretype

Housed in Hôtel Hannon, a gorgeous art nouveau town house, Espace Contretype mainly hosts exhibitions of contemporary photography.

Free adminssion every first Sunday of the month, 1-6pm.

Online: www.contretype.org

ULB contemporary art collection / Allende room

Admission free Monday and Tuesday noon-2pm, Wednesday to Friday noon - 6pm and Saturday between 11 am and 6 pm.

Online: www.ulb.ac.be/culture (FR)

D'leteren Gallery

Collection of horse-drawn carriages and automobiles with D'leteren bodywork, as well as items and archives tracing 200 years of the history of the company. Free visit by appointment only.

Rue du Mail 50, 1050 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 536 51 11

Grand serment royal et de Saint-Georges des Arbalétriers

Collection relating to the Guild founded in 1381 and the history of the crossbow. Free visit by appointment only.

Online: www.arbaletriers-saintgeorges.be (FR)

Fencing Museum - Charles Debeur

One of only two museums in the world devoted to fencing. The museum is to be found in Autoworld at the Cinquantenaire Park.
Free visit by appointment only.

Online: http://www.synec-doc.be/escrime/musee (FR)

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Maurice Carême Museum

House in which Maurice Carême lived. Free visit by appointment.

Avenue Nellie Melba 4, 1070 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 521 67 75
Email: fondation@mauricecareme.be

ULB Museum of medicinal plants and pharmacy

Admission free from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 6.00pm and on Saturdays from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm.

Online: www.ulb.ac.be//musees/mpmp (FR)

Museum of the National Bank

The Museum focuses on four main themes: the history of means of payment and the Bank's own background, its tasks and activities, the role of the currency in the economy in the economy and, finally, money as a cultural phenomenon.
Admission free from Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Online: www.bnb.be

Royal Museums of Art and History (Cinquantenaire Museum / Museum of the Porte de Hal / Museums of the Far East / Museum for Music instruments)

Admission free on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 pm.

Online: www.kmkg-mrah.be

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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Admission free on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 pm.

Online: www.fine-arts-museum.be

Street Light Museum

This part of the street brings together some twenty icons of the history of public lighting in Brussels.
Better appreciated thus if visited in the evening.

Rue Delva (from nr. 75 to nr. 87), 1020 Brussels

Centre of Research and Technological Studies in the Plastic Arts

Admission free. Opening hours may vary. Please consult the website for details.

Online: www.ulb.ac.be//musees/cretap (FR)

Computer Museum - Unisys Belgium

Admission free. Visits by appointment only.

Avenue du Bourget 20, 1130 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 728 05 27

Museum of local history of Evere

Admission free on Thursday from 2 to 5 pm and the last Sunday of the month from 10 to 12 noon.

Rue Stuckens 11-13, 1140 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 245 44 88

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National Museum of the Resistance

Admission free on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00 to noon and 1.00pm to 4.00pm.Only with reservation on Wednesdays.

Rue Van Lint 14, 1070 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 522 40 41

Wiertz Museum

Admission free from Tuesday to Friday, from 10.00 am to 12 noon and from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Online: www.fine-arts-museum.be

Constantin Meunier Museum

Admission free from Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 am to 12 noon and from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Online: www.fine-arts-museum.be

Museum of China – Scheut

Admission free. Visits by appointment only.

Chaussée de Ninove 548, 1070 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 526 14 00
Email: reception@scheut.be

Archives and museum of French-speaking literature

Admission free to temporary exhibitions.

Online: http://www.aml.cfwb.be (FR)

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Printing Museum

Admission free from Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

Online: www.kbr.be (FR/NL)

Archives and Museum of Flemish Life in Brussels

Admission free to the Archives.
Monday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm, last Saturday of the month 10 am - 5 pm (except schoolholidays).

Online: www.amvb.be (NL)

Musée of the integrated police

Admission free from Monday to Friday from 9 am to noon and fron 1 pm to 4.30 pm and on the first Sunday on each month. By appointment only.

Online: www.polfed-fedpol.be (FR/NL)

Wiels Centre of contemporary art

Admission free on the first Wednesday of the month 11 am - 6 pm. Free guided tour on Sunday at 3 pm.

Online: www.wiels.org (FR)

Michel de Ghelderode Museum-Library

Admission free. Visits from September to June. By appointment only.

Online: www.ulb.ac.be/musees/ghelderode (FR)

Jewish Museum of Belgium

Admission free on the first Sunday of the month.

Online: www.new.mjb-jmb.org (FR/NL)

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Museum of Zoology and Anthropology

Admission free from Monday to Friday, from 1 to 5 pm.

Online: www.ulb.ac.be/musees/zoologie (FR)

Museum of the Orthodox Church

Admission free on Saturday from 12 noon to 4 pm, Sunday from 12 noon to 1 pm, and by reservation.

Avenue de Stalingrad 36, 1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 502 52 77
Email: evangelospsallas@skynet.be

Museum of Human Anatomy and Embryology

Admission free. Visits by appointment only.

Online: www.ulb.ac.be/musees/aeh (FR)

Local Museum of the Jette County

Admission free from Monday to Wednesday, from 2 to 4.30 pm and by reservation.

Rue Jean Tiebackx 14, 1090 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 465.86.37

Local Museum of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

Admission free from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12 noon and from 2 to 4 pm.

Online: www.woluwe1200.be (FR)

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Brussels Museum of Industry and Labour

Free admission to the permanent exhibition Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. Free guided tours on the first Sunday of the month from 2 pm to 5 pm. Free admission to temporary exhibitions on weekends and public holidays (2pm - 5 pm).

Online: www.lafonderie.be (FR)

Confederate Museum

Admission free on the second Saturday of the month and by appointment.

Rue de la Charrette 40, 1200 Brussels
Email: daniel.frankignoul@chello.be

Collections of the Public Centre for Social Welfare of the City of Brussels

Admission free from Monday to Thursday, from 2 to 4 pm, and by appointment.

Online: www.cpasbru.irisnet.be (FR/NL)

Belgian Museum of Radiology

Free visits during consultancy hours. Guided tour only by appointment.
N.B. : The museum is situated in the premises of a military hospital.

Online: www.radiology-museum.be

MuseumTalks

The Museum Talks are free telechargeable MP3 autoguides to hear commentaries from personalities, staff or visitors on particular works or museums.

Online: www.museumtalks.be

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