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Address: Esplanade Solidarnosc | Off Rue Belliard, Brussels 1047 , Belgium
Phone Number: 3222832222
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: FREE ENTRY. Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never...
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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Educational and Interesting, a little dry

Quite an interesting and informative museum, we learned quite a lot about the EU and its history. Some of the exhibits are difficult to view if you aren't willing to wait for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Quite an interesting and informative museum, we learned quite a lot about the EU and its history. Some of the exhibits are difficult to view if you aren't willing to wait for a chance to input your own language selection, leading to a few unneeded queues. In the end, we would have liked more time than we had budgeted for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We tried to cram in the Atomium, Mini Europe and this museum at the end of the day, which was a shame as we needed far more time. We thought it was near Schuman metro station - that turned out to be about 10 minutes walk - there are road works, so it was quite a convoluted journey. Much better... More 

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Aalborg, Nordjylland, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

it was an interesting experience to follow all the history of the begging of European Union. It is free of charge and everything is easy to follow through the building. The best attraction for me was the world map on the floor where you can select a country and know more about it.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

it was near troon and worth seeing free too but the buiding is very modern and ugly too if you dont like glass buildings dont come here but it was a good experience

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Worth a look if you have extra time in Brussels. The exhibition is very keen on egalite for all the EU languages, so as you enter you are given a walky talkie and there is very little written down in any language, which was a little frustrating, but if you stick with the history timeline, its pretty informative about the... More 

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Bielefeld, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Entree is for free. It takes a couple of hours (we spent more than 3 hours there) depending on the depth of your interest. You make a tour on your own (no group pressure) with a media-guide (a smartphone-like device with audio and video content) available in around 24 languages. Content (e.g.): history, explanation of the structure of the EU,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Parlementarium with family visitors who were over from Ireland. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. All the exhibits were very well done and so imaginative! The kids loved the part where you sit in a circle in the big chairs while you watch the film about how the voting process works. Also the large map where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a nice visitor centre to discover how does the European Union work. I love all things related to the EU so this was an interesting thing to see.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Parlamentarium has been designed to educate in a very modern way. It can definitely entertain both adults and children. Even if you aren't overly interested in the parliament, it's still worth a visit to get a feel for the parliament and play with all the interactive screens.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Parlamentarium is free of charge and the staff is very attentive, polite and helpful. At the very beggining of the tour, you're provided with an audio guide. It takes a long time for you to be able to hear and see all the information given, but it is well worth it! You get much of the history of Europe... More 

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