Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

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Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
4.5
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This is not a museum in the traditional sense: the museum itself is actually the house that Victor Horta built for himself in the late 1890s, which truly exemplifies the Art Nouveau style that made Horta into one of the most acclaimed architects in Belgium.
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Chris_Orleans
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia232 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
I wish I give 5 stars and I would in my brain and mind for what I saw inside . I m one of the big Art Nouveau nerd . But what a bad unfriendly management and staff only greedy for making money . No pictures allowed inside for what ? Smartphone can't damage anything with no flash, spy at every corner you feel like a thief in a home, lecturing you at each steps , cashier very unfriendly to take our 11 e . 11 e and not allowed to pic grrr very upset. In the shop you are not allowed to touch a post card or a piece of you don't buy . Come on it s horrible cash money maker place .
Written January 4, 2022
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Stefan G
Brussels, Belgium946 contributions
Dec 2020
Excellent little "museum." It's actually the former home of a celebrated art nouveau artist, Mr. Horta. There aren't really museum pieces such as you'd see in a histroy museum, rather it's the beautiful architecture of the house itself and the interior decor and furnishings.

Only took about an hour to explore every room, which you conduct in a linear path. There's not much to read, but what placards they do have are in French, Dutch, and English.

Obligatory giftshop at the end of the tour.

As others have mentioned, the Staff is somewhat gruff and come off indifferent to your presence.

Photos not allowed. Backpacks not allowed.

Worth a visit.
Written December 6, 2020
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oliveh10
London, UK22 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Far and away my top tip if you are visiting Brussels. The art deco architecture in this house/museum is utterly breathtaking. We went as an afterthought one afternoon and I'm so glad we did. I can't understand the reviewers who criticise the staff. The young woman who welcomed us at the door was charming and she was doing a difficult job of managing visitors in a Covid-secure way. You really can't blame the staff for asking you not to take photos or hold your bag carefully if those are the rules. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much access we were allowed. None of the rooms were roped off for 'looking only'. We were able to wander freely on the beautiful carpets and really soak up the atmosphere of this extraordinary house. We walked from Louise Metro (an easy 20 mins). There are trams but it's hardly worth it. At the moment it's requested to pre-book a slot, although I'm not sure anyone who was in the queue and hadn't pre-booked was turned away.
Written August 4, 2020
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Giannis L
Brussels, Belgium13 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
The visit's worth to admire the art nouveau. The building is so beautiful and well maintained. Some of the rooms were not accessible but this was shared before the tour started and honestly it did not spoil the experience. What absolutely spoiled it was the rude staff that seems to be there only to get a kick out of harassing visitors. They ask you not to take any pictures. To start with, it is absolutely ridiculous not to. We are not talking flashing light photos that could endanger the exhibits but no photo at all. The truth is, they are trying to sell you overpriced card postal at the gift shop afterwards. Considering the fact you are paying a ticket to visit, forbidding visitors for making any photos is scandalous. What is unacceptable though is the attitude they threaten you with. I witnessed a very embarrassing moment of a visitor literally being threatened to be kicked out with force because he dared to use his phone's google translate on exhibits so he could understand what was written there. They seem oblivious about how social media can promote a place to other visitors. In any case, if that is their wish that's fine. Their attitude though is unacceptable. They should not be working there or to any job that has contact with people.
Written June 27, 2020
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Carlos123_11
Georgetown, Guyana10 contributions
May 2020
The security guard was extremelly rude to us, just because we didn't understand what he wanted. The house is very nice, but we won't come back. Stay away.
Written May 30, 2020
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Alina Z
Bucharest, Romania4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Nice arhitecture. Unfortunately the staff was extremely unfriendly and rude. I would rather spend one hour walking on the beautiful streets of Brussels than to visit this place and feel like an intruder.
Written March 9, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,846 contributions
Oct 2019
Horta was one of the world's greatest art nouveau designers, and this was his home, his design master work. Come and see the architecture and furniture, all masterpieces. Really spectactular.
Written March 8, 2020
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ptrckng
Hong Kong, China163 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The whole building is divided two big sections: the family house and the servant space. The interfacing points are interestingly set for specific functions. The natural lighting for blighting up the kitchen at the bottom floor is very smart. Of course the art nouveau interior is amazing, especially the staircase core under the sky light and beautifully tiled dining room. Too bad no photo is allowed. Anyway it is a must go for architecture lovers.
Written February 29, 2020
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Janet K
Nottingham, UK70 contributions
Feb 2020
Being great lovers of art nouveau we were fascinated by our visit to the home of Horta to learn how this great design era first began. The house has been beautifully conserved, with so many small touches maintained to give it authenticity. We would recommend it to anyone exploring Brussels great art nouveau history.
Written February 12, 2020
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Sharon_SR
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Dec 2019
If you love design from the Art Nouveau period, Horta is your artist. This is his home and he applied his skills well - it's so beautiful! You are not allowed to take pictures when visiting, so if you'd like to see what it's like inside, you'll have to look at books, but take my word for it, it's lovely and I recommend it.
Written January 18, 2020
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