Prepare your visit

Whether you are only here for a few days or you were born and raised in Brussels: this city's great atmosphere will amaze you and you will be stunned by how much Brussels has to offer. The exhibition is free and open to all. It will be an amazing discovery for you, your friends and family!


Free entry. 

Do you plan to visit us with a groups or as a family? Book one of our activities for groups or families. Access to the exhibition is only guaranteed to groups that have booked in advance. 

Activities for families - booking is not mandatory for less than 10 people


Activities for groups - booking required

Schools and similar

€1 per pers

Set price for non-school groups

€60 excl. VAT

Annual fee for schools and similar*

€100 excl. VAT

* Includes the activities and entry for the children/students and their accompanying adults. Unlimited, during normal opening hours, depending on our availability. Booking required and only until 31 December of this year.

Contact details & opening hours

Rue Royale 4, 1000 Brussels

Contact us
T.: +32 (0)2 563 61 11 or

Opening hours
From Monday to Saturday, from 09:30 am to 17:30
Closed on 1 January, 25 December and on Sunday 


How to get to 

Train: Bruxelles-Central / Brussel-Centraal station (10 min walk) or Bruxelles-Luxembourg / Brussel-Luxemburg station (15 min walk)
Metro: 1, 2, 5, 6; Gare Centrale / Centraal Station, Parc / Park, Trône / Troon, Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort (all less than 10 min)
Tram: 92 and 93. Get off at the stop PALAIS / PALEIZEN 
Bus: 33, 38, 71, and 95. Get off at the stop ROYALE / KONING
Parking: place des Palais, Grand Sablon, parking Albertine (on rue des Sols) and rue Ducale.

Persons with reduced mobility

Permanent and temporary exhibitions are accessible to persons with reduced mobility. They will find a suitable entrance at 6 rue Royale
Tickets for persons with reduced mobility include a ticket for accompanying adults.

Our building, an 18th century gem

The BIP or “House of the Region”, is a neoclassical building and one of few last traces of French occupation in the country. This location was home to a princely home from as early as the 11th century. In the 18th century, an immense fire destroyed the Coudenberg Palace, which gave the square the name “Cour brulée” (burned square), and as such no renovation works were carried out.

When it was finally reconstructed, thanks to several financing arrangements, the courtyard was turned into 8 residences. The new Place Royale also became a public square. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was one final wave of architectural changes made, transforming the building into a Lloyds bank, then a café and then a bookshop. Today, the two remaining residences belong to the Brussels-Capital Region. The headquarters of the Brussels regional government is housed in one, with the other occupied by, among others, the Tourism office and The building’s use as a bank is still evident, with the monumental marble and panelling, and the “Salle des Guichets” (counter room) which has kept its name to this day.