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Musee Rene Magritte

135 rue Esseghem, Brussels 1090, Belgium
32 (02) 428-2626
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Ranked #20 of 218 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I'm a big Magritte fan so really enjoyed seeing this museum. It is well laid out, interesting and I saw work that I had not previously known about. The one downer in this museum complex is the staff, they treat you as if you are an imbecile, really rude and condescending. Not sure if this is a Brussels thing -... More

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Aix-les-Bains, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

2 hours well used. Those who love the painter will find a very good collecton from the very beginning till the last period if his life. He was a fool who lived in very specific period if the history.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

if you like Rene Magritte's work this is worth it. I have visited before and love to go back to see my favorite pictures. The collection is large enough to justify the price.

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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great insight into the life and work of Magritte. A bit over the top in showing all his work, some of which seemed absurd rather than surreal and probably the result of over curating.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Gives great insight into the man and how his style evolved. Definitely unique and worth visiting while in Brussels

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love Rene Magritte's surrealism and coaxed my husband and daughter to this museum. It was well worth it as even they could enjoy the unusual art pieces and information about the artist. Afterward, we had lunch in the museum cafe which had a nice outside seating area.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'd never heard of Magritte, but my friend wanted to go here. I like Dali and Picasso so I figured why not? We aren't the dallying type of museum- goers, so the 3 floors took us only about 45 minutes. It was fairly busy for a Tuesday morning, but no line ups. The art itself is a bit disturbing. Admittedly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Relatively new part of the Belgian Bozar housing the story and many works of art of Rene Magritte, the renowned Belgian surrealist painter. With great panels, memorabilia, documents, films and some excellent examples of Magritte's work, this is an excellent introduction to the artist and a must-see for his fans. Some poor lighting makes for challenging viewing for some of... More

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After reading through a few of the reviews posted here, I decided to visit this museum dedicated to Magritte. Thinking that my mind was to be "innoculated with Magritte" as one reviewer (doubtlessly writing about the Magritte museum rather than this one) so eloquently put. Unfortunately, what followed was an albeit interesting, ultimately disappointing 1/2 hour visit to Magritte's old... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Okay, but I was definitely expecting more from this museum. Having seen a Magritte exhibit in Houston, I was expecting to see more artwork.

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