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Magritte Museum

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Address: 1 Place Royale, Brussels 1000 , Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 508 32 11
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Best Belgian painter of 20th c.

Opened in 2009 In the five-level Neoclassical Hotel Altenloh, Place Royale, it contains more than 200 original paintings, drawings, guaches, sculptures, posters, experiments on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mina P
Inverkip, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many people confuse this museum of the René Magritte House Museum (Jette), which is located in Magritte's house and they find less of the displayed works. Attention! This is Magritte Museum (Belgian Museums of Fine Arts). Great and well organised exhibition, more than 200 works await you. Perhaps a little bit overpriced - but unmissable.The transport between floors bit complicated,... More 

Thank trisan
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'm no art critic, and this is a review of the museum itself rather than its contents. If you're visiting with a baby in a pushchair, or if you're in a wheelchair or have other mobility issues, be aware that you'll be made to suffer for your art. There's just one main entrance to several museums, and it's up a... More 

Thank Rob P
Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Opened in 2009 In the five-level Neoclassical Hotel Altenloh, Place Royale, it contains more than 200 original paintings, drawings, guaches, sculptures, posters, experiments on photos and some surrealistic films. All these works of art were given by his widow Georgette Magritte and Irene Hamoir Scutenaire, his collector. The Museum is connected to all the Royal Museums of Fine Art of... More 

Thank Mina P
Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in the artist, you shoul know that the famous "ceci n'est pas une pipe" painting is NOT in this museum. If you are interested in the way he came to grasp the concept of that painting though, I recommend visiting the museum along with the audio guide offered over and above the entrance ticket. Well organised,... More 

Thank Rania M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed learning about the interesting life and work of this artist. He was incredibly prolific. Some famous works are on loan to other museums but you still get a full picture of his body of work and life. We went on a Saturday and it was busy but not uncomfortably so. Be sure to set aside... More 

Thank Lyssa B
Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Magritte Museum is a beautiful place. It's a got a beautiful selection of original works and takes great effort to place them in historical context. Unfortunately, the lighting is horrible and combined with the reflective glass in the frames makes it really difficult to get a good view at the work. Looking at almost any piece dead on just... More 

Thank Captainjaq
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As previous reviewers advise - none of his famous works are here. I enjoyed the museum and learning more about Magritte -

Thank Scot58
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum had examples of Magritte's work from throughout his life. I wasn't aware of the distinct periods in his work before visiting this museum so that was interesting to see the evolution of his art. You won't see his most famous works here though. I enjoyed looking at everything of his they had there as Magritte is one of... More 

1 Thank Stephen L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It's definitely worth the visit if you know what you get. The museum is well organized and you really get to understand in deep surrealism and Magritte's life and story... however the quality and quantity of paintings is disappointing. I have seen more Magrittes in other museums than in the Magritte museum

1 Thank Nicola L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The museum is located within the large complex of the Musées des Beaux-Arts. The life and work of Magritte is divided on 3 floors each representing a certain period of his life. Not only are there famous paintings, but also memorable quotes and sketches of his work that actually lead to the painting. Also, an accent is set on explaining... More 

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