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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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In need of improvement on many levels but great for appreciating the origins of comics

This centre is housed in a great art deco building. Unfortunately the exhibit design is not well integrated with the architecture. The second floor gets very hot on a sunny day so... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It was our last day and my husband selected this museum. Great I thought--and I wanted more art nouveau anyway, so visiting a Victor Horta building was right up my alley. We walked curiously up the rue des Sables--from the bottom, near the intersection with Marais, the building is not visible, so we were quite started when we got close... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This centre is housed in a great art deco building. Unfortunately the exhibit design is not well integrated with the architecture. The second floor gets very hot on a sunny day so bring light clothes. The many original works of art does a fine job to explain how cartoons have been created traditionally as well as pointing to the current... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum is really well laid out and in a historic Art-Nouveaux style building which makes it even more interesting. I'm not particularly a fan of comic books but as a lover of art and architecture this place was well worth a visit. It takes you through the evolution of comic strips and the different styles and development of different... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A very informative museum about the creation of comic strips and their links and history in Belgium. Gorgeous layout and we had a fun morning exploring the museum.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

First of all.. this place is not a theme park! If you bring children they will get bored very quickly. However, if you are serious about comics or wish to develop a greater knowledge of the art, then you will find the museum infinitely interesting and will easily lose a few hours studying and reading the displays. I especially enjoyed... More 

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Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Booked this through the online form on the Comic Art Museum website. They send an invoice by email and once paid your tour is secured. Meeting point for the tour was in front of the Town Hall Grand Place. The tour last 2.5 hrs and is a mixture of comic strip and general Brussels history. You could easily miss many... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We couldn't wait to visit this museum as we are both big TinTin fans....but maybe we were expecting too much.. It's a small museum. Plan to spend maybe 1.5 hours. I can't pinpoint what is missing, just that I expected more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I loved this place, it is really quirky and full of fantastic art and information. If you are a art lover it's a must see! It has comic strips both old and new, and features some famous cartoon characters 😊

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There was lots to see in the comic strip museum. It wasn't that easy to find being a first time visitor to Brussels. We got there in the end. The toilets are a little shabby (the ladies). It needed to be more clear that you go upstairs to pay your entry fees. Could have done with a guide book to... More 

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Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The problem with this museum is that it has been overtaken by more modern approaches. There are information boards about how people write comic strips, and some great detail about Herge, Peyou and their creations but where is the life, action and noise that give comics their basic appeal? The displays are old fashioned and wordy - mainly just in... More 

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