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Free Museums for Students

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several museums in Brussels
Saturday 3 April 2021 - Sunday 18 April 2021

From Saturday 3 to Sunday 18 April 2021 (Easter holidays), 22 Brussels museums will be accessible free of charge to graduate students.

To benefit from this advantage, graduate students need to book their visit at the museum of their choice (by phone or online). They will be asked to present their student card when entering the museum.

Please note: respect the booking conditions of each museum. Reservations are required in most museums.

The External siteAfricaMuseum in Tervuren, near Brussels, is a museum and research centre on Africa, with a focus on Central Africa. The renovated AfricaMuseum aims to paint a picture of contemporary, disempowered Africa in a museum building with a colonial past.

Located in the heart of Brussels, the External siteArt & Marges Museum, a museum of outsider art, questions art and its boundaries.

Step inside this historic building, one of the biggest museums in Belgium and erected by former Belgian King Leopold II. Discover a wealth of artefacts from prehistoric times over antiquity and the European applied arts to a vast collection of non-European art. Explore interesting temporary exhibitions, lectures and various other activities: External siteArt & History Museum.

External siteAutoworld, the museum dedicated to the history of the car under the arcades of the Cinquantenaire Arch.

Discover the External siteBelgian Museum of Freemasonry located in the Hotel Dewez, an 18th century neoclassical building in the heart of Brussels.

The External siteBELvue is a museum of Belgium and its history. Through seven social themes and a gallery of more than 200 objects, it represents a fascinating and original way of discovering Belgium and the challenges in our society.

The External siteBrussels City Museum at the Grand-Place invites you to discover the tumultuous and exciting history of Brussels. 

The External siteCENTRALE for contemporary art is the contemporary art centre of the City of Brussels. Each year it collaborates with confirmed and emerging artists from Brussels and the international scene to produce exhibitions and multidisciplinary projects housed in its various premises.

External siteChoco-Story Brussels traces the history of chocolate from the origins of cocoa 5,000 years ago to the creation of the famous Belgian praline. Audioguide, demonstration and tasting included in the visit.

Booking conditions: SOLD OUT.

An underground tour discovering the palace of Charles V, the External siteCoudenberg Palace.

Booking conditions: free from 4 pm to 6 pm from 3 to 18 April (except on Thursday 8 April and Thursday 15 April).

External siteDesign Museum Brussels, a space dedicated to design and its history.

Booking conditions: no online reservation.

Between 3 and 18 April, free access for each student upon presentation of a valid 2020-2021 student card. 

For the first time in Belgium, a fashion museum has devoted an exhibition to contemporary male fashion. Masculinities focuses on the evolution of masculinity in fashion and displays clothing from the 18th century outfits to the genderless fashion trends of 2021. (External siteFashion & Lace Museum)

Manneken-Pis has more than 1000 costumes. On the occasion of the renewal of the costumes, the External siteGardeRobe MannekenPis invites you to discover its collection.

The External siteJewish Museum of Belgium takes an innovative look at Jewish history and culture through exhibitions and activities geared towards sharing, discovery and accessibility to all audiences. 

Firmly anchored in the present, it is a lively, dynamic, multidisciplinary cultural and artistic place, led by a team that holds high the values of openness with audacity and modernity, whose objective is to promote knowledge and understanding of Jewish history, religion and cultures.

Booking conditions: the entire museum is open to students during the Easter holidays. Book your visit on the online ticketing service by selecting the 0 euros rate and don't forget to bring your student card. 

As a future cultural centre, External siteKanal - Centre Pompidou will host, from the moment it opens, a museum of modern and contemporary art, as well as the CIVA's architecture and urban planning collection. Since 2018, Kanal has hosted multiple exhibitions, performances, concerts and activities in the raw space of the former Citroën garage on Place de l'Yser. Currently, the public can discover the Carte Blanche offered to the Swiss artist, John M. Armleder and his numerous guests.

Explore the 15th century in our region through the images, stories and characters from the Library of the Dukes of Burgundy. (External siteKBR Museum)

In a beautifully restored complex in Brussels, of which one part is Art Nouveau and the other neoclassical in design, the 1100 most interesting instruments are assembled in 4 galleries, enhanced by images and text panels. (External siteMusical Instruments Museum)

The External siteRoyal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are the first museums of the country and preserve the most important collection of plastic arts. There are 20,000 works in six museums that tell the story of our history, from the 15th to the 21st century, through painting, sculpture and drawing.

Booking conditions: access to the Fin-de-Siècle Museum (permanent collection) and to the focus exhibition Pierre Alechinsky: Carta Canta as well as to the exhibition Aboraginalities will be free for people under 26 upon presentation of their student card or their ID card. They will also have access to the Magritte Museum at the preferential rate of 3 euros.

Experience an authentic sewer, stroll along the Senne and discover the little-known but important profession of a sewage worker: External siteSewer Museum.

The External siteComics Art Museum has been honouring the creators and heroes of the 9th Art for 30 years. Enhanced by an exceptional Art Nouveau home designed by Victor Horta, the Comics Art Museum is just as much a tribute to the pioneers as a glimpse of contemporary comics art. Two temporary exhibitions are on show: Juanjo Guarnido, The Workshop Secrets of a Maestro and Midam, The Journey of a Kid from Brussels.

The museum is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm by reservation.

Enjoy a railway experience and take a trip back in time, from the very first steam locomotives to high-speed trains: External siteTrain World.

Booking conditions: free access on Wednesdays 7 and 14 April from 4 pm to 7 pm for students, upon presentation of their student card at the cash desk (last entry at 5 pm, the cash desk will then be closed). You must book by e-mail via Maximum of 80 students per evening. 

The Boghossian Foundation is a centre for art and dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures. It is currently presenting two exhibitions at the External siteVilla Empain: The Light House, dedicated to light in contemporary art, and Aleppo, a journey to the heart of 5,000 years of history, a digital and immersive exhibition on the thousand-year-old city of Aleppo.