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Nocturnes in the Brussels museums: save the date

The 21st edition of the Nocturnes takes place this year from 21 April to 9 June.


Every Thursday, 5 to 10 Brussels museums in the same neighborhood open their doors from 5 to 10 pm and offer an unusual and contrasting programme in the indefinable atmosphere of an early evening at the museum.

Exhibitions, original guided tours, behind the scenes visits, access to the museum reserves and tailor-made workshops and extra-muros walks in the various communes of Brussels: no fewer than 63 museums have planned everything to catch the eye of their visitors and show how they remain surprisingly relevant.

The Nocturnes are an accessible Thursday evening outing with a special rate of €5 (standard) or €2.50 (under 26) per museum. Some museums also open for free.

This year, three new museums are taking part in the Nocturnes for the first time: the Visitors' Centre of the Flemish Parliament with its collection of modern art, the surprising House of the Parachutists, and the FeliXart Museum in Drogenbos. The Museum of Musical Instruments, the Halle Gate, the Art & History Museum, the workshops of La Monnaie, the Parlamentarium, the D'Ieteren Gallery and the network of ULB Museums are back after a few years of absence.

This new season starts on Thursday 21 April with a grand opening in Schaerbeek where the Maison des Arts, the Musée d'Art Spontané, the Schaerbeek Beer Museum and the Maison Autrique will offer concerts, guided tours, workshops, bars, street entertainment and more.

The full programme and sales are available from 29.03.2022 on