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Address: Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 500 45 55
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Have you ever wondered how much you really know about the history of...

Have you ever wondered how much you really know about the history of Belgium ? Would you like to get to know it in a splendid building, next to the Royal Palace, where it all began? Then you must certainly visit the BELvue museum: the only museum that reveals the particularly fascinating history of Belgium. Remarkable film fragments, striking pictures and numerous period documents will guide you through more than one and a half century of stirring Belgian history. A visit to the BELvue museum offers you the opportunity to get all of Belgium's secrets unlocked! Creative and fun activities are available for children between 4 and 16 years.

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Good place to meet the history of Belgium

It's a good place to visit if you want to know something about the Brussels and Belgium history. I'm not a pro if we are talking about Belgium history so I found it very... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
Venlo, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This museum has been totally renovated and tells the story of Belgium in various themes eg politics, economics, immigration, and others. It is very interactive and interesting. There is an excellent restaurant and shop. There is a connected museum of a medieval street layout and palace underneath the existing city really interesting. Well worth a visit even if you have... More 

2 Thank JeanneauM
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I like it very much You can buy books and souvenirs of Brussels, not too crowded and you can eat fresh and natural food in the green tavern

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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Some intersting pieces of the private life of our past kings, that explain the life in XX century for the royal family. We visited it during a night event. It was rather fun as one part of the visit was in the underground part (old castel of Brussels). We recommend it, for kids, for senior, .. everyone can learn something... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

It's a good place to visit if you want to know something about the Brussels and Belgium history. I'm not a pro if we are talking about Belgium history so I found it very satisfying to complete my lack of knowledge. Interesting displays, guide in English handed in the ticket desk. Museum is a part of Brussels Museum Pass.

1 Thank Greendisease88
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

I like this museum, beautiful old architecture-great court yard for relaxing and having a coffee, lovely gift shop and I visited a very small exhibit of African masks

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Reviewed 14 September 2015

I really liked this museum. I found it a great introduction to the history of Belgium (of which I had very little prior knowledge) and its monarchy. My only qualm is that the objects themselves didn't hold too much interest for me - it was really just the information boards that held my attention in each room. Nevertheless, it's worth... More 

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Reviewed 5 September 2015

We visited this museum thinking that it would give a good history of Brussels. It did give a certain amount of interesting information about Brussels but to be frank it kind of got a bit lost amongst hundreds of documents on display. We found this museum a bit dull to be honest and ended up skipping some large sections as... More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

For our family of history buffs, this museum was perfect. It lays out the history of the country of Belgium intertwined with the royal family. Very interesting - even for the 7 year old!

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

It is rated as one of the best museums. Visit on every first Sunday of the month is free to this museum. There are few rare and interesting items on display like the vintage camera used by one of the kings, war artifacts, a golden ship given as a present etc

Thank Roshni S
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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Really informative exhibition on Belgium's history. Worth the money paid- only 6 euro. Enjoyable experience up to the present day

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