The truth is that Brussels is not a city famous for its museums, but that these are not very famous does not mean that it is not worth visiting with children. Children will love visiting the museum of comics, chocolate, music ... there are museums for all tastes. In addition, Brussels has very inter
The truth is that Brussels is not a city famous for its museums, but that these are not very famous does not mean that it is not worth visiting with children. Children will love visiting the museum of comics, chocolate, music ... there are museums for all tastes. In addition, Brussels has very interesting galleries in which, in addition, children are taken into account.
Museums for children in Brussels
We recommend the most interesting museums, both for their exhibitions and for the attractions that can be found for children. Organize short visits so you do not get tired too much and you will see how well you spend with your family.
- Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels
The four Royal Museums of Fine Arts show some 20,000 splendid works of modern and contemporary art: paintings, drawings, sculptures ...
Thinking of the youngest, they have the Educateam program to bring the art in a playful way to children from 3 to 6 years old, from 6 to 12 years old, and adolescents. For these groups, many itineraries are organized, with signs, with poetic performances or workshops.
They are located in the center of the city, in the Rue de la Régénce, 3.
The visiting hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It closes on Mondays and the following holidays: January 1, second Thursday in January, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25.
Admission of adults costs € 8 (€ 13 combined with the Magritte Museum). Children under 18 are free, as are visitors with Brussels Card. Admission is free for everyone on the first Wednesday of each month, in the afternoon.
- Magritte Museum in Brussels
The Magritte Museum of Bruseles participates, like the Royal Museums of the Fine Arts, of the Educateam program. In it you will find 250 works by Magritte, one of the best Belgian artists of the 20th century.
The art gallery is located in the center, next to the Royal Museums, in Koningsplein 1, Place Royale.
Visiting hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Wednesdays the hours are extended until 8:00 p.m.). The museum closes on Mondays and the following holidays: January 1, second Thursday in January, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25.
Admission of adults costs € 8. Children under 18 and visitors with a Brussels Card are free.
- Comic Museum in Brussels
The Center Belge de la Bande Desinée or CBBD pays homage to the Belgians' love for comics and especially focuses on Tintin, the famous reporter created by Belgian Hergé in 1929.
He is in the Rue des Sables, 20.
Opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Close on Mondays
Admission of adults costs € 8. Children under 12 pay € 3 and those between 12 and 18 years old pay € 6. Admission is free for those who have the Brussels Card.
- Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels
It is also interesting to visit the Instrumental Museum with more than 7,000 musical instruments of all times exposed. In addition to cultural and didactic, the visit is very entertaining and fun, also for children for a particular interactive system based on headphones that are delivered to the entrance of the museum, and through which the visitor listens to the sound of the instrument to which approaches.
It is located in the Old England building, an architectural jewel of Art Nouveau, in Montagne de la Cour, 2.
Visiting hours are from Tuesday to Friday: from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and the following holidays: January 1, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25.
Admission for adults costs € 5, while children under 13 and visitors with a Brussels Card are free.
- Chocolate Museum in Brussels
In an old and typical Brussels house, children and adults discover how cocoa was discovered, the current chocolate was invented and many curiosities related to this sweet delicacy.
Of course, you can not miss at the end of the tour a demonstration of handmade production and a tasty tasting of the authentic Belgian chocolate, so famous worldwide.
Among the different activities organized for children is the chocolate rally for teenagers that leads the participants to solve a police investigation in groups.
The museum is located on Rue de la Tête d'Or, 9-11.
Its opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Close on Mondays
Admission for adults costs € 5.50. Children from 6 to 12 years pay € 3.50 and children under 5 do not need to pay entrance.
- Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels
Travel through time, minerals, precious stones, fossils, whales or insects are part of the more than 17,000 specimens that are hoarded in this museum. Children will be surprised by the Jurassic Park, with the largest Dinosaur Gallery in Europe, but they will also like the evolution gallery and Biodivercity. A very interesting museum for the whole family.
It is located in Rue Vautier, 29.
Visiting hours are from Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On weekends and during school holidays, the schedule is extended from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and the following holidays: January 1, May 1 and December 25.
The full entrance for adults costs € 9.50. Admission for children under 5 is free, for children under 6 to 17 is € 7 and for those over 65 is € 8.50.