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Parlamentarium

Esplanade Solidarnosc | Off Rue Belliard, Brussels 1047 , Belgium
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Ranked #19 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Government Buildings, Museums
Owner description: FREE ENTRY. Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like...
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Type: Government Buildings, Museums
Owner description: FREE ENTRY. Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never before. At our Visitors' 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 impact this process has had on the everyday lives of Europeans. As the first ever citizens' 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. From 20 November 2014 until 15 May 2015, the Parlamentarium is hosting 'Fashion Art EU' as its latest temporary exhibition. Come and see 28 outfits, each one designed by an artist from a different member-state, all reflecting the common values of Europe!
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Currumbin, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A nice introduction into the EU and its scope and power. Would thoroughly recommend for any highly interested in the European parliament although a lack of interest would make this a very dry experience.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

You can learn a lot about EU history. Interactive and available in all EU languages. A must see in Brusselles.

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Sligo, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It's an amazing museum. I learned a lot about how the EU was created and also why, and because of that there is a lot of history about the wars also. I spent 2 hours there and I could spend a lot more, tand is FREE.

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La Jolla, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We spent several hours in this extremely well-organized high-tech museum/exhibition. The displays trace historical events leading up to the establishment of the EU, as well as a present-day look at how the EU is supposed to work. There were many guides throughout the building to answer questions and help with figuring out how some of the exhibits operate.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A must see in Brusselles. You can learn a lot about EU history and role. Interactive. Available in all EU languages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Amazing overview of the EU history. Parlamentarium is modern and completely interactive. It's definitely worth a visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It contains a brief summary of EU history, along with selected quotes to indicate that the EU is the solution to everything wrong with humanity, society and capitalism. It paints a nice rosy picture of the EU, while glossing over the financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent destruction of Southern Europe. The museum exists to promote european integration, which it... More 

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Budapest
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's a must if you are at least a little interested in the history and the instituinon called EU. OR you are from the EU 'cause then it is more then a must, it's like a pilgrimage. absolutely futuristic, with more information, you can handle, interactive, and fun!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Well the parlament is pretty much what it says. But the Parlamentarium is excelent. Will give a good, very interactive very interesting andfunny view of the history of europe and european union... its defininetely worth the check.. and its FREE :) Visitou em dezembro de 2014

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Interesting overview of the origins of the European parliament as well as information about what it does today and how legislation comes into being. You can easily spend two hours here. And it is free to enter.

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