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Musee Rene Magritte

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Address: 135 rue Esseghem, Brussels 1090, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (02) 428-2626
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I think that the exibition could be cured better: there is too few pieces in too much big space. I won't return

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I think that the exibition could be cured better: there is too few pieces in too much big space. I won't return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a beautiful little museum! It offers a wide variety of Magritte works and a detailed history of his life, his works, and the life of his wife and muse. My daughter is a great fan and we went to please her but we found ourselves impressed and pleased, as well. Easy to locate, clean and well maintained. Lockers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As an artist, I'd put this on the must see list; especially interesting are seeing the lesser known pieces and the drawings/sketches....and seeing Magritte as one of the first text based/conceptual artists and not just the trippy bowler hat painter. That said, the black walls and overly dramatic lighting, extensive kitschy gift shop, etc made it seem like the Disney... More 

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Magritte is a surrealist painter and to visit this musuem with only his pictures is just going trough a dream ...and this museum is in a very nice spot. I recommend the restaurant in the same buliding.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It is annoying to have paid to get in and then to have to pay again for an audio guide, without the guide the museum is not informative enough to gain much understanding from the exhibits. It is also bizarrely designed, ridiculously dark, and very hot, it does not even contain his most famous works. Disappointing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I didn't buy a headset for this but can only think that the visit would have been much better with one - in fact it should just be included in the (higher) price. There was a lot of material on display over 3 floors but no directions as to which way to move around the exhibitions so, with no captions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Magritte House-Museum, from a period where Magritte was inventing life and painting to describe the world in a different manner. A small and intimist museum but well worth the visit. I enjoyed the explanations from the staff and discovering Magritte's circle of friends. And if you stand at a specific distance from the staircase, you will see its transfer into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What they had was very interesting but felt that a lot of his works must be out on loan or perhaps had been sold to other museums. Be warned, the ticket office is not that close to the actual museum.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Just had to do the Magritte and it was worth the while. Took the audio guide for €4 which helped explain the background. As it is not the subject to turn up at the Tate modern it was worth doing in Brussels

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I loved the museum Rene Magritte! It had a great selection of his most and not so famous artwork, and it was neatly put together on different floors, each representing different sides of his art, following his development from an early age, including letters and quotes. We were not part of a guided tour, but from what I heard the... More 

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Address: Address: 135 rue Esseghem, Brussels 1090, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (02) 428-2626
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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