Halle Gate (Royal Museums of Art and History)
Permanent exhibition about the history of the building, the defending of the city and corporations.
The Halle Gate is the only monument of the battlements of Brussels that has managed to escape to the destruction of the surrounding walls at the end of the 18th century. In 1847, it became one of the first museums in Europe. The architect Henri Beyaert gave to the monument its aspect of enchanting castle. Heart of the Royal Museums of Art and History, the Halle Gate used to exhibit arms and armours until 1975. Presently, the area also opens its doors to temporary exhibitions emphasizing the city, its identity and its specific problems as a theme. (Royal Museums of Art and History)