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Musee Rene Magritte

Address: 135 rue Esseghem, Brussels 1090, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (02) 428-2626
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Ranked #18 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It was quite rich in content but unfortunately does not have the artist's most famous pieces, which are in NY and in London. Stil, you probably will not be dissappointed as they house a lot of his pieces. Very well done. Also, very fair prices in the gift shop!

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London
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

As you'd expect from a museum dedicated to a single artist, this is the ideal place to appreciate Magritte's work. The museum is over five floors and well laid out (not cramped or too voluminous). We visited late on a Saturday and it was fairly empty. Only issue we had was finding where to buy tickets, and where to enter... More 

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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The way the story is told makes the difference. A nice museography and and excellent character. We love Magritte, don't we?

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's probably unique, it covers all Magritte's life. Location is excellent and very easy to find, central Brussels.

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Ghent, Belgium
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48 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had a guided tour through the museum and it was very interesting. The guide showed us that many themes come back in other works or René Magritte. We were here with an international group of people. The Dutch speaking people were devided from the others. We went to the Magritte Museum but the others went to another museum. That... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgiqueo were his friends and colleagues. It consists of four sections and the Rene Magritte Museum is one of the four. It exists on about four levels and takes you through the evolution of Magritte's work. There are many great canvases by Magritte but other works by artists of the period who were friend... More 

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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you are interested in surrealist art, this place is a must, and as such already a reason to come to Brussels - apart from the classics (the Grand Place, the Atomium, the Belgian cuisine etc). Order a ticket in advance to save you from queuing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were disappointed that the tickets for the day sold out but were pleasantly surprised to find you could access the museum store and the movie about Magritte without a ticket. The museum store had a book and indeed there are few great paintings here. The movie was wonderful and the shop fun to browse.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I am a big fan of monsieur Magritte and I expected more of it. Not enough paintings! I also think that it is a bit gloomy, all those dark red walls. I don' t suppose you can expect a lot for 6 Euro entry.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you like Dali and the impressionists, Magritte is no less. Wonderful and full of surprise. Especially if you are a psychoanalytic type person, there is something for you- it is the essence of all the most distressing experiences he had. From 'Automaton' to 'woman with face covered' the latter depicting his mother's body which was found with her face... More 

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