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Royal Museum for Central Africa

Chaussee de Louvain 13 | Tervuren, Brussels 1210, Belgium
+32 2 769 52 11
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“leopold ii” (4 reviews)
Chaussee de Louvain 13 | Tervuren, Brussels 1210, Belgium
+32 2 769 52 11
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Was amazed by how little mention was made to the Congo's brutal colonialism regime. Under Leopold II watch the Congolese were enslaved and stripped of all humanity. By the end half the population was killed and all riches ransacked for Belgium benefit. At the very...More

Thank Carlos D
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This museum you have to visit. It is completly renovated and you will not regret staying here a few hours. Around the museum is a very nice park.

Thank charlespolspoel
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I visited this museum twice quite some time ago. It is closed for renovations for a long time now. It was a post-colonial cultural experience. It is a clear representation of how Belgian kingdom saw Africa and what it reduced it into. It was representing...More

Thank B D
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Visited in Dec 2015 but was dissapointed as it was closed for renovation works. So, we did not get to see anything. The museum is supposed to reopen in 2017? But the tram ride from Montgomery to Tervuren via tram was enjoyable...a different part of...More

Thank janesonia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you are in Belgium, I highly recommend you visit this museum (Once it reopens next year!). The highlight in my opinion is the is a wealth of arts from a great number of different Central African ethnic/ cultural groups. There are many other artefacts...More

Thank LumaKS
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Scheduled for re-opening in June 2018! When it does, I expect it to be a full 5 star attraction. The "old" museum presentation, which was a bit stuffy, exhibited a wealth of Central African (Congo) artifacts, art, historical documents, stuffed animals, a huge wood-log canoe....More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 22 December 2015

shows the history of belguim in the congo and central africa, worth a visit, contains some pretty interesting displays

Thank khaled s
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I saw this museum some time ago (it has since been closed for renovations), but it was a fun place to visit and I learned quite a lot about Belgium's interactions with the African continent. It's not particularly interactive, but if you are willing to...More

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 30 September 2015

A majestic building from the King Leopold II era where a large number of items from the Congo adventure are on display. A beautiful parc, magnificent building and very satisfying expo.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I loved it as a kid to go here with my dad,... as we lived in Congo,... well evident place to go,...now i used to go there for a stroll of nostalgia,... and a tea in the inner garden in the palace,... i just love...More

Thank Koenraad P
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