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Parlamentarium

Address: Esplanade Solidarnosc | Off Rue Belliard, Brussels 1047 , Belgium
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Ranked #17 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: FREE ENTRY. Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like...
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Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

extremely boring, an awful lot of money has obviously been wasted on this, but there is very little inside worth seeing, deffo one to miss!

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Isle of Wight
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The technology in this museum will blow you away. Certainly no expense have been spared compiling the exhibits. The whole European Union history is here together with current projects, members and future plans. Massively interesting if you like this sort of thing. It's free to get in and you are given an audio guide to use as you progress from... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I was essentially dragged here by someone else, and thought I wouldn't be particularly interested, but actually I really enjoyed it. In a slightly childish way, it was fun getting a handset and an earpiece and pretending to be someone on some sort of mission, while wandering around all the shiny neon-lit rooms, or rooms with films running 360 degrees... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Parlamentarium will have you gripped as soon as you walk in. From the staff that speak every European language to the iPhone you're given to activate the displays in your own language, to the beauty of the displays and the sheer depth of information given on the history of the European Union, it's impossible to be bored. I felt... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Okay, so I am someone who's really interested in politics but I was surprised at how well presented the whole museum was. I went with a friend who is interested and informed in current affairs but definitely isn't as much of a politics nerd as me and she loved it too. Would highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went without any real interest politics and quickly became engulfed in the history of Europe and how the European Union came to be. A great place to learn and hours of history to be seen, with the eGuide telling you all the information you need in any language.

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Malden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Parliamentarian gives a great overview of the E.U., its institutions and its history. It is an interactive and naturally multi-lingual exhibit. It is perfect for all ages. I was disappointed that the shop did not have any adult-level books on the E.U. and its structures.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very informative and enjoyable visit. Lots to learn about the EU in an interactive way. And it's free.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Talked my wife in to going here by saying we could spend an hour out of the rain. Over 3 hours later we dragged ourselves away from a very entertaining and informative exhibition, staffed by very enthusiastic and informative young guides.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The European Parliament display for tourists. I visited Brussels with my mate Phil, on a fact finding trip about the EU institutions. We didn't tour the Parliament chamber itself (I've visited it before) but we did visit the general free tourist display (the Parlamentarium), as well as the free publications office which provides much useful and largely factual information in... More 

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