The objects on display illustrate the life of aristocrats in the Austrian Netherlands and at the court of Brussels in the 18th Century: sedans, medals, china and silverware, clocks, Masonic objects, scientific and technical instruments, a music room, etc. Aesthetics, good food and entertainment take pride of place in a museum that also pays tribute to one of the most hedonistic princes our region has ever known. Charles of Lorraine’s was the governor of the Austrian Netherlands from 1744 to 1780, an intellectual, curious about science, and a connoisseur of Diderot and d’Alembert’s encyclopedia. He was interested in occultism, an art lover, and a passionate collector. Open each first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The palace is closed for renovation works until 2019, when it will reopen to host the exhibition "The World of Bruegel in Black and White". You can still see the inside during some noon concerts in 2018.
Palace of Charles of Lorraine
Location: Place du Musée, 1000 Brussels