Cultural institutions

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

For several decades, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts have formed the most visited group of museums in Belgium and by far the most popular with visitors from abroad. They are situated in Brussels and comprise the Museum of Ancient Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Wiertz Museum and the Meunier Museum. They preserve some twenty thousand paintings, sculptures and drawings.
In the heart of Mont des Arts, the Museum of Ancient Art gathers together magnificent collections ranging from the Flemish Primitives, from the 14th through to the 18th century, including Brueghel, Rubens and Jordaens, and great masters from foreign schools.

Its neighbour, the Museum of Modern Art, which is temporarily showing a panorama of the 19th century (Ensor, Khnopff, etc.) and of the 20th century (Delvaux, Wouters, Broodthaers, etc.), will be closed from February 2011 to November 2011 (provisional dates!) for renovation work.

As soon as the Museum of Modern Art reopens in November 2011, you’ll be able to see the following collections there:

on level -6; the 19th century collection,
on level -8; Gillion Crowet’s Art Nouveau collection,
levels -3/-4 are used for temporary exhibitions,
finally, levels -5/-7 are, for the time being, used for the temporary reserve collections.

In the Patio, the public will be able to admire a selection of outstanding works from the 20th century.
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts hold exhibition events on a regular basis:


3 rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Bruxelles /Brussel

T: + 32 (0) 2 508 32 11

Open: Tue>Sun: 10.00>17.00 h. Closed: 01/01, 2nd Thu in Jan, 01/05, 01/11, 11/11 and 25/12.
01/01, 2nd Thu in Jan, 01/05, 01/11, 11/11, 25/12.


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