We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BELvue Museum

Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
The Brussels Card
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Place des Palais 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 500 45 55
Write a Review
Reviews (155)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Museums are subjective. While I understand there are people who view this museum as the greatest thing since sliced bread, I have to be honest and say that this place was a complete and utter dud for me. I get that the idea behind the...More

Thank appetite4trvl
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The Belvue museum gives a history of Belgium, from a political, economical, social & religious point of view. The displays are really interesting to view and the interactive displays make the experience even better. I have a short attention span when it comes to many...More

Thank CheekyMacyCat
Reviewed 30 April 2017

There are many museums where you will find yourself breezing through and taking in just part of it all - this is not one of them. It provides the visitor with the chance to see how Belgium has developed - politically, economically, socially and religiously...More

Thank raymondpearce83
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

While the building is very fancy and interesting: it wasn't super clear to us what the point of the museum was, and to be honest: I feel like I could have gotten higher quality information from a Wikipedia page then visiting this museum: the plaques...More

Thank Esthersnippe
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great little museum on Belgian history from the beginning of the country in 1830 to the present day. Really well put together, lots to see and read about. Recommended museum.

Thank paulmalcolmowen
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Frankly, I'm surprised this isn't rated more highly on TripAdvisor. I came here on recommendation of my sister who normally HATES museums but loved the BELvue. It covers the history of Belgium since 1830. The museum is housed in a beautiful old mansion which was...More

Thank Jo-Ann Z
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A museum filled with lots of interesting artefacts as well as well produced interactive exhibits including video viewers which you can select your language for and sit quite comfortable to watch. The footage shown is well made and the museum is set out in a...More

Thank GAF00Die
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Former luxury hotel, built in the 18th century and neighbour of the royal palace, transformed into a museum. Used to be a stuffy and boring museum on the monarchy but eventually got a much needed reorganisation. Interesting historical themes and timelines combined with different objects...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is honestly of the best attractions in Brussels. It cost us 8 euros (we were under 25) which included entrance to Coudenberg too - the castle ruins. If you unsure of Belgium's history like us, this is perfect. It breaks down the history of...More

1  Thank Ellie S
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the BELvue museum on my last day in Brussels. Only a small museum but very interesting. Focuses on the history of Brussels from different aspects from the war, education, industry etc €7 entry fee was okay too

1  Thank joe__davies
Nearby Restaurants
WY Brussels
187 reviews
.35 km away
Atelier des pates
37 reviews
.15 km away
Il Passatempo
81 reviews
.28 km away
Bozar Brasserie
285 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rene Magritte House Museum
1,703 reviews
.21 km away
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum
3,164 reviews
.14 km away
Notre Dame du Sablon
1,464 reviews
.25 km away
Mont des Arts
424 reviews
.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from BELvue Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines