Musee Constantin Meunier

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Musee Constantin Meunier
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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SaraBruxelles
Schaerbeek, Belgium173 contributions
Sep 2019
So interesting and very friendly welcome. A discovery and should be better advertised because it's too good to miss
Written February 20, 2020
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium26,671 contributions
Aug 2019
The Constantin Meunier Museum is one of many lesser known but interesting museums in Brussels. Meunier’s paintings, drawings, plaster models and sculptures are presented in the purpose-built house where he lived and worked from 1900 until his death in 1905. We knew Meunier from his impressive and monumental statues of workers, but discovered other aspects of his work here. It took us about an hour to visit.

The easiest way to get to the museum from the centre (Royal Palace and museums) is to take tram 93 (Legrand) to ‘Abbaye’. From there it’s only a short walk down Rue de l’Abbaye. The museum is open on weekdays from 10 am till noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm and at weekends for groups taking a guided tour. Entrance is free. The amiable museum attendant is brilliant. You may ask him any question you want about Constantin Meunier.
Written August 22, 2019
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Silvia R
Barcelona, Spain76 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
I like thematic musea who are small and specialised. But the best thing of this the guard! Talk to him, he knows EVERYTHING about Meunier and loves to tell you great stories! He is the best!
Written May 13, 2019
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Serge J
Ixelles, Belgium421 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
An unknown museum, and it's a shame ! You have to go there to see master pieces of a great sculptor who magnified the wold of workers in the 19th century : Constantin Meunier.
From easy ti find out, from Central Station take the Bus 38, get down at the Patton stop and there you only have to walk a few meter, to reach Rue de l'Abbaye, it's at the beginning of this street ( the museum is located in his own house).
You have a big chance to be alone, and to benefit from the free explanations of the guardian who knows the artist and his works.
The entrance is free.
After the visit if you want to rest a little and if weather allowed it you mays go to Tenbosch Park, very near and veyr nice.
Written September 18, 2018
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tripsandfood55
London, UK1,580 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
The museum is free and there are WC’s available inside.

Photos can be taken inside. During our visit, there was one other couple visiting the museum taliking to the man on the door / staff. He appeared to have a fountain of knowledge about this place and the others and spoke a number of languages.

We preferred the Musee Wiertz over this one, but also enjoyed the visit here. We would recommend the museum to anyone that enjoys art and who would like to know a little about Belgian art history and Constantin Meunier.

There is one large main room at the end of the house that contains mainly sculptures, while the house contains a number of art work / paintings. Similar to the other musem, our visit inside lasted around 30 minutes. Seating is available inside to view the art for longer periods of time

Outside, we were not able to find anywhere to eat, so a walk may be required out of the area for lunch. We walked a short distance to find a local tram to go back in town.
Written September 23, 2017
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Jose V
Baltimore, MD34 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
The home of this unjustly little-known out side of Belgium artist. Excellent sculptor who combined a Romantic, heroic view of the figure with Social Realism and the struggle of the working class. The Museum guard is fantastic: charming, knowledgable, funny and super helpful. Highly recommended to all lover of the arts, and in particular of sculpture, the male figure and our of the twentieth century art.

It is free, and all the viril, sensual male figures are of interest to people interested in the topic.
Written December 30, 2016
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Nomi S
Greenwich, CT37 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
An absolutely wonderful museum with Constanin Meunier's drawings paintings and sculpture. A relatively unknown name, his work is reminiscent of Rodin, and the social realists of the turn of the century. A must see. Very quiet (normally) and a good place to wander and take your time seeing the quality. If you are lucky and the guard Richard is on duty he is a wealth of information and very willing to share. We spent a most enjoyable morning there.
Written June 8, 2016
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R Y
London, UK7 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
I arrived at the museum at 11am and left at 5pm. I think that says everything!
The museum itself houses some fine pieces of the artist's work, but the highlight of my trip was the amazing attendant, who offered me interesting insight into the life and art of Constantin Meunier. I entered the museum with very little knowledge about the artist, but left with great appreciation for him.
I was in Brussels for 5 weeks, and this was the most memorable part of my trip. Definitely worth a visit!
Written September 22, 2015
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Ana P
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
Excellent presentation about Belgian history, Belgian culture and of course the life and work of Constantin Meunier. I was checking out this museum, which looked very good, but the best moment of my visit was the 3 h conversation with the museum guardian who was also a private guide for me. Excellent presentation, story about Meunier's life, altogether with passion and dedication. Very charming 50+ individual who even offered me a Sprite when I told him I was thirsty :)
Written August 4, 2015
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Globetrotter045
Haacht, Belgium5,457 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
The museum is housed in the home and studio of Constantin Meunier, where he lived the last 5 years of his life. It contains a small but fine collection of his work. The studio has a few large sculptures of laborers for which Meunier is known.

But the bonus is the friendly museum attendant, who knows a lot about Constantin Meunier. If you are interested, he’s willing to tell you a fascinating story of the ups and downs of Constantin Meunier’s life while showing the different paintings and sculptures belonging to that period. He made my visit to the museum a very memorable one.

Highly recommended. And the entrance is free !

A retrospective of Meunier will start in September in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels. So why not combine it with a visit to the Meunier house in Elsene.
Take note, the museum is only open on weekdays.
Written September 9, 2014
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Musee Constantin Meunier is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM