House of European History

House of European History, Brussels: Hours, Address, House of European History Reviews: 4.5/5

House of European History
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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FREE ENTRY: A place to debate, question and reflect on Europe's history. The House of European History is located in the beautifully renovated Eastman Building in leafy Parc Leopold. Its exhibits are available in all 24 official European Union languages and entrance is free. Tailored resources are be available for schools, families and groups, offering a fascinating experience for all.
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Emma B
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
I visited the House of European History back in February 2021 and had a great time! It felt very safe Covid-wise, the staff was friendly, the temporary exhibition Fake for real was captivating and pleasantly interactive. Disinformation is definitely a fitting topic for the current times, and it was eye opening to see how old it actually is!
The permanent exhibition was also well made and the tablet made the experience more engaging and so much smoother for a small multilingual group (it was available in all the European languages). We enjoyed learning about the formation of Europe and its defining events. Overall, the museum did a good job at giving a global European perspective of its continent’s History, I would definitely recommend visiting.
Written April 15, 2021
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Jennifer S
Belgium6 contributions
I actually had the opportunity to visit twice and there was so much to look at I feel like I could go again still. The first time I went with my husband and our 2 kids (ages 9 and 5). We all enjoyed it but most of the hands on exhibits were closed due to Covid so we spent less time in each area to keep the kids moving and entertained. There are several floors and you get headphones with a virtual tour in your own language which kept us entertained. The second trip I took with my mother -in -law who is about 70 she enjoyed it and we spent much more time looking at the exhibits. I think her only complaint might have been that there are a lot of stairs. They do have elevators if you really need it but we choose to walk the stairs. Definitely recommend it if you have the time.
Written January 18, 2022
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Bianca W
London, UK1,054 contributions
Solo
Very well curated museum!
It's free to enter and they have a fantastic audio tour that comes with a tablet with a plethora of information.
Leading through the history of Europe from ancient times to today, there's so much to discover. Lots of little discovery stations for children as well.
This museum is extremely well done and definitely worth a visit!
Written April 11, 2022
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madda112
Berlin, Germany6 contributions
Business
Just no. Tone-deaf exhibition not acknowledging Eastern Europe except for Socialism and the Fall of the Iron Curtain. Our guide kept glorifying colonialism as white men's burden and attempts to civilize Africa. It was cringy and embarrassing, like your Grandpa talking about the "Good Old Days". (good for whom?) Dont go if you are interested in a holistic and inclusive perspective on Europe or a critical discussion about its history. Just don't.
Written April 2, 2020
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Maria B
Volos, Greece142 contributions
An interesting place to visit and think about. An interactive museum on 6 floors full of realia, exhibits, interactive maps to be visited with an electronic guide in the shape of a tablet.

Make sure you have plenty of time, or plenty of days, if you want to see it thoroughly.

It is free of charge.
Written January 3, 2020
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Thanks for your review Maria! We hope to see you at our new temporary exhibition “Fake for Real. A History of Forgery and Falsification”, open from June 2020 - April 2021.
Written January 29, 2020
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Lee R
Memphis, TN27 contributions
As someone who grew up in the US, I knew the basics about WW1, WW2, and the cold war but didn't realize how many holes there were in my overall understanding of European History until I visited this museum. It's incredibly interactive and engaging and with six floors of displays, you could spend days here. (We caught it just before closing so we came back the next day and the day after, we liked it so much! Of particular interest was the display comparing and contrasting Hitler and Stalin, as well as the World War 1 memorabilia. And best of all, it's free, and open until 9pm during the week!
Written February 28, 2020
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parkrestaurant
Brugge, Belgium54 contributions
What a great afternoon we enjoyed in this next level museum highlighting the story of the old continent on 5 impressive floors .
This immaculate multi million euro project is extremely well thought through and catches one’s attention from the minute you enter .
Kudos to the staff , both security as on the floors .
Written February 17, 2021
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aLex
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland260 contributions
This museum is carefully assembled, very modern and nicely thought. From the beginning of the visit it's making clear that it can neither present the whole history of Europe nor attempt to pack everything - they propose a historical journey of the oldest continent.
Some people find offensive the fact that they aren't criticizing directly the atrocities of the european wars and colonialism. However, the audio-guide is using a subtle way to judge / condemn the morally depraved moments of our European history by suggesting to the visitor open questions.
Written August 22, 2020
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cenatour
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Family
We did not get far. This would have to have been the worst museum I have been to. The whole setup is overly complicated and we just could not make any sense of it. We could not get the tablets to worki and the fancy headphones didnt go in our ears properly so could barely hear anything. When we asked for help we got the typical European response of vague but condesending answers. In the end we gave up.
Written January 13, 2020
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Dear cenatour, Sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience at our museum. In case you're ever in the area, and want to give it second go, the temporary exhibition can always be explored without a tablet. We also have child-friendly Family Trails and Discovery Spaces, which again can be explored without a tablet. Kind regards, Communications Team
Written January 29, 2020
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Bertoli D
Brussels, Belgium22 contributions
I was thrilled and touched deeply form the exhibits as well as the incers=dible setting of this museum. Seeing it makes you realize the importance of the European Union in our lives. It should be a field trip for all school children in Europe
Written February 6, 2020
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Thanks for your review Bertoli D! We hope to see you at our new temporary exhibition “Fake for Real. A History of Forgery and Falsification”, open from June 2020 - April 2021. Best wishes!
Written February 20, 2020
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House of European History is open:
  • Mon - Mon 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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