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Parlamentarium

Rue Wiertz 60 | Bâtiment Willy Brandt, Brussels 1047 , Belgium
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Ranked #15 of 212 attractions in Brussels
Type: Government Buildings
Owner description: Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never before. At our Visitor's Centre, children and adults alike get to discover what the European... more » Owner description: Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never before. At our Visitor's Centre, children and adults alike get to discover what the European institutions that represent them are all about in a refreshingly new way: the Parlamentarium. Our Portable Media Guides take our visitors through an interactive journey of European integration, revealing the impacts this process has had on the everyday lives of Europeans. As the first ever citizen's exhibition to do so, the Parlamentarium caters to all 24 official languages of the European Union, and is completely free! Our facilities and multimedia guides have been designed to be fully accessible to those with special needs. NEW! How does your vote affect the Europe? Find out how Europeans throughout history have used their vote to shape governance at "European Elections since 1979", a new temporary exhibition hosted by the Parlamentarium. The exhibition invites you to recall the past of European elections through showcasing an abundant collection of election posters and television campaigns. You can make yourself familiar with the evolution of Europe through colorful displays of facts and figures and are invited to participate in an interactive game of the 'Voting Table' in which every visitor has the chance to voice which topics they deem important during election time. Over the past four decades, the European Parliament has transformed from a largely consultative assembly into a powerful co-legislator in the European Union -- a Union that has itself changed considerably in scope, powers and size. By highlighting the key political issues at the respective periods, the exhibition celebrates the power of European citizenship and the right to vote. "European Elections since 1979" is exhibited from 10 March - 1 June 2014. « less
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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Would love to have seen this but we only had Sunday for a visit. They advertised being open on Sunday but evidently were not. Plan to visit M-Sat.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

its not really clear when you first arrive where to go. there are two people sitting at a desk then a security area. We arrived not looking too sure where to go and the people behind the desk sat and watched us. no body asked if they could help. so we went over to this staring twosome, the man jumped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I visit this site during my stay in Brussels. I was working at the EP; i visit the place during christmas holidays it was very intresting experience i enjoyed

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I went to visit Parlamentarium during my short visit in Brussels. The museum itself is quite impressive. Lots of interesting exhibitions in form of videos, photos, short articles. Personally history and politics are not my favourite subjects, but they made it quite interesting. What I was not happy with was staff in the Parlamentarium. Very unhelpful! The museum is spread... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The visitor's centre of the European Parliament was very interesting. It is a great source of information about European Union (EE), about it's history and it's operations. Also, the main exhibition area had numerous photographs that go through the history of each member state of the EE from the beginning of the 20th century up to nowadays. The fact that... More

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There was so much great information and interesting history presented in this museum. Definitely worth a visit! I really liked the variety of media used to present a lot of information.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Difficult to find, in the end had a walk up the hill in the rain to almost what felt like a different city. Next door to the European Parliament. This is a Visitor Centre with a message. It is a very state of the art attraction with your personal audio-visual gadget given to you. Basically the message is; war is... More

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Turin, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I found this place accidentally by wlaking around the park that´s behind of it. Tha place was boring and with no interesting spots. Avoid it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was interested to learn more about how the EU functions, and I can't say I did. I did learn more about how the EU came into existence and I saw a couple of cool exhibits, but the museum suffers from poor pedagogy. Lots and lots of the same kinds of information delivered in the same way and a premium... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had 48 hours to spend in Brussels and learned that this place was free, so we decided to check it out. We didnt think that we'd spend much time here, but we stayed for at least 3 hours! This place basically gives you a history run down of the EU and Brussels's importance to the European Union. They had... More

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