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Address: Leuvensesteenweg 13 | Tervuren, Brussels 3080, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 02 769 52 11
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a museum like no other

shows the history of belguim in the congo and central africa, worth a visit, contains some pretty interesting displays

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
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Vienna, Austria

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Vienna, Austria
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

shows the history of belguim in the congo and central africa, worth a visit, contains some pretty interesting displays

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Buizingen, Belgium
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I saw this museum some time ago (it has since been closed for renovations), but it was a fun place to visit and I learned quite a lot about Belgium's interactions with the African continent. It's not particularly interactive, but if you are willing to do some reading, it's a very interesting place.

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Asse, Belgium
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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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Thank Jan M
Bangkok, Thailand
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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NEWPORT, UK
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138 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

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2 Thank MikeWNewport_Uk
Ra'anana, Israel
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96 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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.

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the prairie
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94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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.

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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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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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