We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts)

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 508 32 11
Website
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive...

Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive collection of works from the Flemish School, featuring a number of masterpieces by Peter Bruegel.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$28*
and up
Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 961 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Worth visiting if you can figure it out!

I have to agree with those who had trouble finding the entrance, etc. There are several museums in one building - but all of the staff does not know this! I asked a guard who told... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Squidhead
,
California
Add Photo Write a Review

961 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 472: English reviews
California
Level Contributor
143 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to agree with those who had trouble finding the entrance, etc. There are several museums in one building - but all of the staff does not know this! I asked a guard who told me that (whichever museum I was asking about) was not in that building, then another came along and said it was! The door is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Squidhead
Belgium
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Famous place for visitor with history museum,the designed colonies style,once of planed of tour seeing around the town of memorables.

Helpful?
Thank marccG3721AO
Beersheba, Israel
Level Contributor
164 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't take many pictures in this museum, but found it very enjoyable to see many Old Masters works, and of course the works of Rene Maggerite (which seems to be holding a larger display and more flexible schedule than the other Maggerite museum. I personally liked most of all to see in full size Les Trésors De Satan [Satan's... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cynicoren
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible size of a museum with a variety and ever-changing repertoire. If you plan to see all of the exhibitions, you definitely will need more than a day to spend here - which is all well worth it. I am certainly not a big fan of museums, neither am easily impressed by art, but I've loved every minute we spent... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Peter K
Level Contributor
110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building housing an excellent Old Masters collection. It takes a few hours to go through all the paintings. The audio guide helps although it does not cover all the works.

Helpful?
3 Thank Theodoti
St. Neots, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
529 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super great museum, modest 8 Euro fee but hard to find the entrance. The mosaics recovered from Syria alone are worth the admission. It really is arts and history, really a grand space.

Helpful?
Thank Dave C
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an Art Lecturer I was appalled by the pitiful conditions of this museum. The old masters section has still a 1970s layout with its original crumbling sky window which is leaking in some areas. For this reason more than a dozen of masterpieces are removed from the walls. The majority of the spectacular paintings in the museums are discoloured... More 

Helpful?
Thank gianluca70
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had only one day in Brussels, so after visiting Magritte Museum, we took a brief rest in the hotel room, then returned to the same place, to see the Old Masters exposition. As we entered, we had to put all metallic items to the box on the belt, at the last moment I remembered of my purse, and dropped... More 

Helpful?
Thank gregory058
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could have spent a whole day with the Brueghels alone. Lovely thoughtful collection. Silly pricing system for the 3 museums under the one umbrella.

Helpful?
Thank marktinkler
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great place to visit if you like the arts. A good rainy day activity. Great museum shop too, with excellent book choice. 2 for 1 on entry if you have come on Eurostar, but its not expensive anyway. You could easily spend all day here, its perhaps good to have an idea of what you want to see, otherwise... More 

Helpful?
Thank Claire R

Travelers who viewed Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts) also viewed

 

Been to Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts) and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?