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Address: Leuvensesteenweg 13 | Tervuren, Brussels 3080, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 02 769 52 11
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Congo on display in Brussels

A majestic building from the King Leopold II era where a large number of items from the Congo adventure are on display. A beautiful parc, magnificent building and very satisfying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Jan M
Asse, Belgium

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Asse, Belgium
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A majestic building from the King Leopold II era where a large number of items from the Congo adventure are on display. A beautiful parc, magnificent building and very satisfying expo.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I loved it as a kid to go here with my dad,... as we lived in Congo,... well evident place to go,...now i used to go there for a stroll of nostalgia,... and a tea in the inner garden in the palace,... i just love the place on a summer or spring afternoon,... if you are in Bruxelles and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nice building, but behind there is more to see ! a big park and a forrest to walk. a bistro to eat or drink at the water side... good for a sunday afternoon, of a walk on a hot evening

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

this is a gem, just outside of Brussels at the end of a wonderful tram ride... fascinating material about the Congo and it's history, beautiful grounds and gardens allowing a great day out and picnic for all the family. Helped by easy parking, but note that before you reaise it you can be a distance away so take all you... More 

2 Thank MikeWNewport_Uk
Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just to let you know the museum is temporarily closed until mid-2017. In the meantime they are opening "Pop-up museums" at various locations which you can see on their website.

1 Thank mash66
the prairie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a fabulous one of a kind museum that I highly recommend. Right now (summer 2014) it is closed for renovations and won't be open for a couple of years. This is one of the largest collections of ethnographic and historic materials from Africa. But it also has some very different kinds of exhibits that really make you think.

1 Thank bijouWa
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Was there a few weeks before they closed for renovation. It was interesting to see the old exhibition with a lot of praise for Belgium's colonial history. It is widely known today that Belgium has a horrible legacy in the DRC, and hopefully the new exhibition will emphasise on that.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

When visiting Tervuren you should visit this museum. Very interesting museum, located in a beautiful park. It's will be worth your time.

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Rockville, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Unbelievable to see the size of this palace build just to showcase what Léopold took out of the Congo. The number of artifacts was truly amazing. I'm glad we saw it before the renovation, to see the whole experiences through the eyes of the colonizers. There were a few new signs that were a bit apologetic and I'm sure when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

the giant Elephant and all other exhibits have been moved early December into storage. The museum will be closed for at least 2 years total renovation including a modern annex. Can you wait till 2016 to see their vast collections in a better light and display.............

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