Top Museums in Brussels

Perhaps through poor promotion, the museums in Brussels are by and large unknown. This doesn't mean they're not worth your while however: here are the main ones.

The most important museums in Brussels

Belgium Royal Museums of Fine Arts

The Brussels Fine Art Museum has over 20.000 paintings, drawings and sculptures that date from the beginning of the fifteenth century to the present day.

Magritte Museum

The Magritte Museum in Brussels features the largest collection of works by one of the most prominent Belgian artists from the twentieth century, Rene Magritte. Find out here.

Musical Instruments Museum

The Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels has over 7000 musical instruments from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is a worldwide point of reference.

Our favourite museums

Military History Museum

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History in Brussels houses numerous aircrafts, uniforms, tanks and arms and is one of the best war museums in the world.


Autoworld is a vintage car museum in Brussels that explores the history of the automobile and features numerous relics of the car industry.

Museum of the City of Brussels

The Museum of the City of Brussels, housed in the Maison du Roi in the Grand Place, is dedicated to the history of Brussels. Discover it!

Other interesting museums

Cinquantenaire Museum

The Cinquantenaire Museum, part of the Royal Museums of Art and History, is dedicated to the history of the human evolution.

Natural Sciences Museum

The Natural Sciences Museum in Brussels is dedicated to the natural history. It has one of the most important dinosaur galleries in Europe.

BELvue Museum

The BELvue Museum reflects the national history of Belgium from the Belgian Revolution until it became a federal state in 1993.

Horta Museum

The Horta Museum, built between 1898 and 1901, was owned and designed by the best-known architect of Art Nouveau, Victor Horta.

Charlier Museum

Charlier Museum is housed in a nineteenth century mansion remodelled by Victor Horta and owned by Henri Van Cutsem, a wealthy art collector.

The best of the rest

Belgian Comic Strip Center

Belgian comics played a very important role in the expansion of European comics. The Belgian Comic Strip Center has over 6.000 original comic strips.

How can I save on the museums?

To save on these museums and on many other attractions in Brussels, learn about the Brussels Card