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Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art

Address: Zandstraat / Rue des Sables, 20, Brussels 1000 , Belgium
Phone Number: 02 219 19 80
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Ranked #72 of 217 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Smurfs and Tintin are just a few of the cartoon characters immortalized by Belgian cartoon artists...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

this museum shows how the culture of cartoons and satirical comment is well established in Belgium and northern Europe. At this time in light of recent events, it reinforces the value of the cartoons. The history is well laid out, the story of TinTin is fascinating and there are some great books to buy in the shop - Ou est... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum, as a fan of comics. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment. The displays aren't very interesting, and to be honest there's not that much to see. The highlight for me was actually the building that the museum is housed in (designed by Victor Horta). The admission price is very high and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I wasn't too impressed with this place. The admission price was kind of high, and I only recognized one or two of the artists that were showcased.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Do not know which was best, the building its architecture and history or the comic book exhibition. Funny no matter what the language, or in many cases no words at all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I am definitely not a die-hard comic book fan, but I still enjoyed myself.The centre offers information for both fans and those who know little about comics. Almost all exhibitions had signs in English so I don't quite understand the other comments here. I really liked the section on different approaches to creating comics and the information on comics genres.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Try to do the whole comic book walking tour before. The museum will make you remember some good part of your childhood. After the museum, you can take a seat and read some classic comic books. The shop downstairs provides a huge number of souvenirs and comic books about whatever you are seeking. They just lack a bit on offer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very interesting museum and the building is beautiful too. I expected a bit more, however it became boring very quickly. Not all signs are translated to English, they're mostly in French and Flemish. The gift and book store was quite cheap actually and that's worth a visit. I think kids 10 years and younger would loose interest very quickly, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Some of the information presented was in English, but a lot of it had no English translation, which was fine for me as I could read French, but not my partner who can not. We did learn about some really interesting comics that we had not heard of previously both from the museum and the store. The museum was certainly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Belgian comic strip museum was hyped up in my guidebook as being something unique and special. yes the building is a beautifully restored art nouveau space, but the contents aren't exactly museum-worthy. There are lots of signs and information in French, Flemish and English regarding the history of comics and different genres and how they are created, but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited this museum after visiting the Moof museum and we felt this was the least fun of the two. Saying that however, we still really enjoyed our visit. The museum was really busy but the building is spacious and the museum well laid out. The only place where space was lacking was the gift shop so we made a... More 

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