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Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art

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Address: Zandstraat / Rue des Sables, 20, Brussels 1000 , Belgium
Phone Number: 02 219 19 80
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Smurfs and Tintin are just a few of the cartoon characters immortalized by...
Smurfs and Tintin are just a few of the cartoon characters immortalized by Belgian cartoon artists, and kids of all ages can explore cartoon characters at the Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art.
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This was better than we had expected - we had anticipated just bunches of blown up strips, but instead, were treated to very well-done descriptions of the creative process. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was better than we had expected - we had anticipated just bunches of blown up strips, but instead, were treated to very well-done descriptions of the creative process. There was a lot of floorspace dedicated to the building and it's conversion. Although interesting, I would rather have had it for comics. Good displays on some of the more popular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not a comic fan at all, but I really enjoyed learning about how a comic strip is put together, and seeing all the original sketches and storyboards. Museum is split into sections dedicated to each author/comic series-these bits I would more recommend to big comic fans. Most famous would be Herge's Tintin, and Peyo's Smurfs. 10 euros seems steep... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Accompanying a comic-fiend and one who is just interested in the area, I never thought I would get so much out of the Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art as I did but it was really very interesting and informative. We spent around two hours perusing the Comic Strips of the last few centuries and cultures. Highlights for me would... More 

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you are into Bandes Dessinées, you must visit this place. It will show you a bunch of stuff you should like and maybe know...

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The first bit, about the general history of comics and how comics are made, were excellant. But the rest of the museum was devoted to some Beligian comic artist called Jean van Hamme, which wasn't that interesting. Too little Herge, and NOTHING about Franquin and Tardi (yes, I know Tardi is French, but his publisher is Beligian). The guy working... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum was nice and we liked the exhibition. They offer discounts for students. We enjoyed it and had fun.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Locally called the Musee de la Bande Desinee and only eight minutes walk from the Grand Place the museum is situated in a fabulous old warehouse. A terrific and detailed description of the art and craft involved in comic production is well worth a visit. There is also the obligatory gift shop and an excellent cafe.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I loved the building and the exists are all layer out well. The gift shop is almost as exciting as the museum.

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Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fans of Tin Tin and the Smurfs will like this museum a lot. It is small but worth a visit while in Brussels. Like other reviewers mentioned, it isn't well marked so be on the look out for it. Kids under 6 are free which is a bonus.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Set in a most beautiful Horta building, the museum has utilised the space well without distracting from the surroundings. There is a lot of information on display with three language descriptions to help explain what you are looking at. As others have written before me, it is more a history of the comic book with areas designated to design, drawing,... More 

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Address: Zandstraat / Rue des Sables, 20, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 02 219 19 80
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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