Museum of the National Bank of Belgium

Museum of the National Bank of Belgium, Brussels: Hours, Address, Museum of the National Bank of Belgium Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of the National Bank of Belgium

Museum of the National Bank of Belgium
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The National Bank of Belgium houses its museum in a magnificent nineteenth-century bank building. This is the perfect backdrop to get acquainted with the activities of a European central bank and the history of money. Use the audio guide to visit the museum (free) and test your knowledge of the Eurosystem or try to keep inflation under control. Find out how euro banknotes and coins end up in your wallet. The history gallery is literally the display case of the museum collection and elaborates on the history of the means of payment. You will quickly notice that money then did not always look like money now.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tours and Tickets

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Address
How to get there
  • De Brouckère • 5 min walk
  • Park • 7 min walk
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Corwil
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Go and visit this interesting museum, it's all about money !
Mar 2021
Had a lovely morning in this museum. Friendly welcome and the entry was free. We were given head phones and audio equipment to listen to interesting extra information on the way round. The history of money is clearly explained and there
were a few interactive quizzes which we enjoyed too. It's well laid out. It was very quiet which was nice for us but also a pity as this museum deserves more visitors. Afterwards we were allowed to print some money with our faces on it !! Fun !!
I would not recommend it for families with small children.
Written March 9, 2021
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RachelRaven
Boston, MA505 contributions
organized, informative, free
Aug 2018 • Family
While the history of money isn't for everyone, this small gallery, which has free admission, is worth a look from a historical point of view. It was informative about what types of materials were used as money, and how the currency of particular cities got their names. Belgium currently through the centuries is presented artistically and explained.
Written August 26, 2018
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Stacey Reay
Sydney, Australia238 contributions
Fantastic museum
May 2018 • Couples
What a museum! Firstly it's free entry which is always a bonus.

They have a wonderful set up here, there is plenty to see and do! you get to explore the Euro and other currencies prior to the forming of the Euro, they have interactive games you can play, it's quite a high tech set up and my fiancee and I really enjoyed it.

It's not a very large museum and doesn't take long to get around it, but it is certainly worth a visit.

They also have a photo booth at the end where you can take a photo and it gets printed onto some play euros!

was really fun !
Written June 4, 2018
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Museum of the National Bank of Belgium is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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