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Royal Museum for Central Africa

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Address: Leuvensesteenweg 13 | Tervuren, Brussels 3080, Belgium
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Definitely visit once it reopens!

If you are in Belgium, I highly recommend you visit this museum (Once it reopens next year!). The highlight in my opinion is the is a wealth of arts from a great number of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 19, 2016
New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Visited in Dec 2015 but was dissapointed as it was closed for renovation works. So, we did not get to see anything. The museum is supposed to reopen in 2017? But the tram ride from Montgomery to Tervuren via tram was enjoyable...a different part of Brussels. FYI, A visit to the museum via tram may not be suitable for the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

If you are in Belgium, I highly recommend you visit this museum (Once it reopens next year!). The highlight in my opinion is the is a wealth of arts from a great number of different Central African ethnic/ cultural groups. There are many other artefacts related to this region of Africa too, including natural history.

Thank LumaKS
near Brussels
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Scheduled for re-opening in June 2018! When it does, I expect it to be a full 5 star attraction. The "old" museum presentation, which was a bit stuffy, exhibited a wealth of Central African (Congo) artifacts, art, historical documents, stuffed animals, a huge wood-log canoe. And, not accessible by the public, this museum has one of the world's largest collections... More 

Thank Paul F
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015

shows the history of belguim in the congo and central africa, worth a visit, contains some pretty interesting displays

Thank khaled s
Buizingen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

I saw this museum some time ago (it has since been closed for renovations), but it was a fun place to visit and I learned quite a lot about Belgium's interactions with the African continent. It's not particularly interactive, but if you are willing to do some reading, it's a very interesting place.

Thank Danielle R
Asse, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

A majestic building from the King Leopold II era where a large number of items from the Congo adventure are on display. A beautiful parc, magnificent building and very satisfying expo.

Thank Jan M
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

I loved it as a kid to go here with my dad,... as we lived in Congo,... well evident place to go,...now i used to go there for a stroll of nostalgia,... and a tea in the inner garden in the palace,... i just love the place on a summer or spring afternoon,... if you are in Bruxelles and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nice building, but behind there is more to see ! a big park and a forrest to walk. a bistro to eat or drink at the water side... good for a sunday afternoon, of a walk on a hot evening

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2015

this is a gem, just outside of Brussels at the end of a wonderful tram ride... fascinating material about the Congo and it's history, beautiful grounds and gardens allowing a great day out and picnic for all the family. Helped by easy parking, but note that before you reaise it you can be a distance away so take all you... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just to let you know the museum is temporarily closed until mid-2017. In the meantime they are opening "Pop-up museums" at various locations which you can see on their website.

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