La Fonderie, Brussels Museum of Industry and Labour

(FR) La Fonderie, Musée bruxellois des industries et du travail | (NL) La Fonderie, Brussels museum van de industrie en de arbeid

If you’re interested in the history of industry and innovation, then the La Fonderie Museum in Brussels is a must-see. Located in a former foundry, the museum is dedicated to showcasing the city’s industrial past and its role as a center of innovation and technology.

The museum’s permanent collection includes a variety of exhibits and displays that tell the story of Brussels’ industrial history, from the early days of the city’s foundries to its modern factories and high-tech industries. Visitors can explore interactive exhibits that showcase the various machines and tools used in the city’s factories, as well as the stories of the workers who operated them.

One of the highlights of the museum is its collection of vintage steam engines, which are on display in a large exhibition hall. These engines, which were once used to power the city’s factories and mills, offer a glimpse into the city’s industrial past and the technological advancements that have shaped its development.

In addition to its permanent collection, the La Fonderie Museum also hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions, workshops, and events throughout the year. These events offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the city’s industrial history and its role in shaping the world we know today.

Whether you’re a history buff or simply interested in the city’s industrial past, the La Fonderie Museum is a must-see attraction in Brussels. Its fascinating exhibits and interactive displays offer a unique and educational experience for visitors of all ages. So, it is a perfect place to spend a few hours exploring the city’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Getting There

La Fonderie Museum is located at the west side of Brussels, close to MIMA museum. It takes approx. 20 minutes from city center by public transportation.


Rue Ransfort 27, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium
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Hours and Fees


Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm,
Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 pm




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

Adults: 5 €
Seniors 65+ (with ID): 3 €
Students (with student ID): 3 €
Young adults and Children (12 and under): Free
Brussels Card holder: Free
museumPASSmusées holder: Free