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Museum Night Fever Rises From The Ashes This 23 October

Museum Night Fever returns for its 13th edition from 19:00-01:00 on Saturday 23 October 2021. This edition marks the return of the night of museums in Brussels after its cancellation in 2020 when it was originally due to take place on 14 March.  

A night of new beginnings, Museum Night Fever will once again put young creativity in the spotlight. A thousand emerging talents from all disciplines draw inspiration from the unparalleled collections and current exhibitions to transform the participating museums into their own playground for the night.

We’ve put together yet another energetic programme: music, performances, dance, artistic installations, film, animation, glitter, lots of passion and above all some wonderful surprises. In 2019 we welcomed up to 17,000 visitors, 75% of which were young people under 30.

Just like every year, free STIB-MIVB shuttle buses will run all evening between the different participating museums.

Organising a large-scale event in a safe environment

The non-profit organisation Brussels Museums is happy to finally be able to give creation, celebration and joie de vivre a place in the city once more. But rest-assured, while this is a large-scale event, everything has been organised in line with current health regulations. This means you will need a Covid Safe Ticket to attend the event.

More concretely, each participant over 12 years old must present 1 valid entry ticket, 1 valid Covid Safe Ticket, and proof of identity during their first visit to one of the participating museums. Here they will receive a Museum Night Fever wristband.

We are convinced that culture and art deserve a space, for all our mental wellbeing, to allow artists to return to work, and to make museums accessible to everyone. This is why we are providing a limited number of rapid antigen tests for anyone who will not have a Covid Safe Ticket by 23 October. These need to be booked and paid for (€5) when purchasing an entrance ticket.

29 museums participate in the 2021 edition

The museums that will be joining us for this very special night are: Grand Serment Royal et de Saint-Georges des Arbalétriers de Bruxelles, ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces, Art et Marges Museum, Autoworld, Museum of the National Bank of Belgium, BELvue Museum, CINEMATEK, CIVA, Boghossian Foundation (Villa Empain), GardeRobe MannekenPis, Halles Saint-Géry, ING Art Center, House of European History, The King’s House, MIMA, MoMuse, Jewish Museum of Belgium, Fashion & Lace Museum and WIELS.

After a period of absence, some museums are also making a comeback this year: Belgian Comic Strip Center, Le Botanique and the Wiertz Museum.

In addition, some museums are also taking part for the first time: KBR, Sewer Museum, Fondation A Stichting, ULB – Physics Experimentarium, Géopolis – Centre for Photojournalism and Maison des Arts.


The 29 museums open their doors from 19:00-01:00.

Early bird tickets can be bought online at from 28 September.

Price: €13 early bird / €17 on the day of the event. Shuttles and Noctis night buses included.

Full programme online from 5 October.

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Museum Night Fever is an initiative of Brussels Museums.