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Cinquantenaire Museum (Royal Museums of Art and History)

Great museum complex with vast antiquity, non-European civilisations, European decorative arts,...
In the Cinquantenaire Museum,you can see national archaeological artefacts from prehistory to the age of the Merovingians, as well as finds from Egypt, the Near East, Iran and Classical Antiquity. Among the star attractions are the collections of Egyptian sarcophagi and Greek vases, the great mosaic floor from Apamea and the model of Ancient Rome. There are also non-European art treasures from China, South-east Asia, Central Asia, the cultural world of Islam, America and Oceania. Particularly famous is the collection of pre-Columbian art and another eye-catcher is the colossal statue from Easter Island. There is also a representative selection of European decorative art, ranging from Romanesque Art to Art Deco. Among the collections not to be missed are the Mosan liturgical treasures, the tapestries, the retables, the glassware and the Art Nouveau figures. Indeed, some of the art treasures in this museum are right out of the top drawer.
Parc du Cinquantenaire 10
1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 741 72 11
+32 (0)2 733 77 35

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Educational service

daily from 9:30am to 5pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 5pm. Last tickets at 4pm.
Monday and 1/1, 1/5, 1/11, 11/11, 25/12 | On 24 and 31/12 closed at 2pm

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Guided Tours
upon reservation at +32 (0)2 741 72 14

Services and facilities
documentation centre (in progress) - meeting room - rent of room

Train: Central Station or Schuman - Metro: Lines 1 et 5 (Merode or Schuman) - Bus 22 27 61 80 - Tram 81 83
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