Brussels City Museum (The King’s House)

(FR) Musée de la ville de Bruxelles | (NL) Museum van de stad Brussel
A museum in the King’s House in the Grand Palace
Brussels City Museum

The Brussels City Museum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history and culture of Brussels. Located in the center of Grand Place, the World Heritage Site, this museum is dedicated to showcasing the rich history and diversity of Brussels.

The building is called “Maison du Roi” in French and “Broodhuis” in Dutch. This neo-Gothic building, as we know it today, dates back to the last quarter of the 19th century.

The museum is divided into several different galleries, each of which explores a different aspect of the city’s history. One gallery focuses on the medieval history of Brussels, featuring artifacts and exhibits that showcase the city’s growth and development over the centuries. Also check out Mannekin Pis‘ wardrobe & a discovery game route for kids.

Another gallery explores the city’s Art Nouveau movement, highlighting the stunning architecture and design that made Brussels famous.

Brussels City Museum
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In addition to its permanent collections, the Brussels City Museum also hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions. Past exhibitions have included everything from art and photography to history and culture.

One of the highlights of the museum is its interactive exhibits. Visitors can experience what life was like in Brussels in the past through hands-on exhibits and interactive displays.

Brussels City Museum
Brussels City Museum

Overall, the Brussels City Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the history and culture of Brussels. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this museum offers a fascinating look at the city’s past and present. So, if you’re visiting Brussels, be sure to add it to your list of must-see destinations.

Getting There

Brussels City Museum is located in the center of the Brussels city and in a walking distance from the Central train station and other most popular tourist attractions. The museum is in the one of the largest building in the Grand Place.


Brussels City Museum
Grand-Place, 1000 Brussels
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Hours and Fees


Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm


Mondays and January 1, January 5, January 11, November 11 and December 25


Your admission is free if you have museumPASSmusées, Brussels Card.

Adults: 10 €
Seniors 65+ (with ID): 6 €
Students (Full-time with ID): 4 €
Young adults and Children (18 and under): Free
Visitors with disabilities: 4 €
Brussels Card Holder: Free
MuseumPassmusées holder: Free

Every first Sunday of the month, the museum opens its doors free of charge.