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Magritte Museum

1 Place Royale, Brussels 1000 , Belgium
32 2 508 32 11
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Ranked #25 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The Magritte exhibition is located in the Royal Museum of Fine Art. At a cost of 8 Euros, one has the opportunity to view examples of Magritte’s work from different phases of his life. Not all of his works are exhibited, noticeably ‘The Son of Man’ but other famous works such as ‘Black Magic’ are. My regret in not hiring... More 

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Spain
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148 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of five separate museums within the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Brussels, the Magritte Museum is wonderfully presented with many paintings, posters, photographs, films, objects, sculptures and drawings = over 230 plus works of art and archives. One begins the visit by starting on the 3rd floor, making your way down to -1st floor. You learn just how... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

While this museum doesn't have many of the artist's major works, it more than makes up for that with the variety and extent of its collection. Letters, magazine articles, drawings, even videos made by the artist are all amply represented. This is a must-see for anyone in Brussels with an interest in surrealism. And if it doesn't exhaust your enthusiasm... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I could live in this museum! When I visited in 2013, I was already a fan of Magritte's, but when I left, I was completely in love with his work! This has such a huge, amazing collection, that you are bound to see all your favourites and discover many, many more. It has a variety from all the periods and... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

One of the most instantly recognisable surrealist artists in the world, Rene Magritte is celebrated on three floors of the Royal Museums in Brussels. The exhibition, whose works were mostly donated by Magritte's widow Georgette, covers his entire life and includes paintings, posters, sketches, films, letters and other documents. There's also a very good documentary about Magritte. The cinema was... More 

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Never-ending blue skies filled with cotton clouds; icons of the surrealist René Magritte. This is the museum home of his best-known art pieces, and the majority of his works. Here, you will also discover his letters and more personal artworks. A splendid permanent display housed in a beautiful facility ... which happens to be at the heart of Brussels' art... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I do like Magritte so it was never going to disappoint. There is a lot of work here, many that I have not seen before. I have seen a lot of the more famous Magritte paintings, some of which are not here, and enjoyed seeing something I hadn't seen before. It gives you a more historical view of Magrittes life,... More 

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Take a trip down from the top of the museum to the bottom. There are about 200 drawings, sketches and photo's of René Magritte. The only thing we were missing, were the most famous paintings from René Magritte (the pipe, the man with the hat, the apple, etc.). There are about 6 musea where the René Magritte is one of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You don't have to be a Magritte or even a surrealist fan to enjoy this museum. It has 3 floors, very well laid out. We spent much more time here than we had originally planned, as it has so much to see. In addition to some wonderful art pieces (although some might be disappointed that everything is not here); there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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90 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Even if you are not a surrealism enthusiast you will love this museum. It combines Magritte's history with the history of the development of the art in the twentieth century. It's not too big, it's well organized and its collection is full of Magritte's masterpieces. As a student from a british university I payed only 2 euros for ticket. The... More 

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