Tram Museum

Tram Museum, Brussels: Hours, Address, Tram Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Tram Museum
4.5
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1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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RobinDorset
Dorset, UK26 contributions
Great museum if you're into Trams. lots to see here. also some old buses too. I've been living in Brussels for 2 years and use the trams everyday so was very interesting for me. Some of the trams still in use today should probably be in here! Not sure which days but they do a 'Ride in a tram from the Museum' on certain days of the year. The tram from the museum actually goes out and travels around some of the actual tram network in the area near the museum.
Written February 9, 2020
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Robert S
Nottingham, UK84 contributions
Family
This is an excellent museum to visit. Very easy to get to by public transport, Metro and then regular service tram to the museum (No.39 or 44) from Montgomery. Entrance to the museum is very reasonable which also includes rides on the vintage trams which go onto the main network of Brussels! Inside the museum is a collection of Belgium trams from horse drawn to trolley bus type, mainly Brussels trams. There is also an old taxi at the back of the museum. There is no café at the museum which is a shame, as it would do well. However, across the road (over the bridge) is a park with 2 cafe's in it. The times of opening are 13:00 - 19:00 Saturday and Sundays only (April to October). There is a website for the museum which is also in English. Well worth a visit. I will be going again soon!
Written July 7, 2013
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Perpetuatraveller
London, UK94 contributions
Rather complicated to get there.... but really worth the effort. Lots of historic vehicles to see, and for very little extra money, an hour's trip through wonderful woodlands on a historic tram.
A really lovely place to visit.
Written July 21, 2017
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Peter R
Lincoln, UK12 contributions
Solo
Whether you are interested in trams and transport this museum is well worth a visit! Easy to get to by metro and tram from the city centre the best day to visit is a Sunday when the vintage trams are in operation in the streets. On Sunday morning there is a pre-bookable city tour by vintage tramcar and on summer Sunday afternoons there are delightful trips (ride in one of the open trailers) through the woods to Tervuren. Welcoming hosts at the museum most of whom speak reasonable English.
Written August 30, 2013
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paul_g_haywood
North Yorkshire, UK75 contributions
Friends
As a lifelong tram fan, I always enjoy riding on them, particularly if they are old. The superb Brussels Tram Museum has a magnificent collection of former town and country trams. A highlight of any visit is the opportunity to ride on one. On most weekends, they operate short rides out to Tervuren, but each Sunday there is one full tour of the city. This 4-hour ride is excellent value (Euro 15) and covers a fascinating series of attractions old and new throughout the city - pausing at various points of interest.

Depending on which Sunday you choose, the commentary is either in French or Dutch. We had a French crew and understood some of the commentary but we missed many salient points. This was our fault, of course, for not speaking the language, but a type-written sheet with a map and brief summary of the sites in English would assist many tourist, not just the English.

However, potential passengers need to note that, during the four hours, there is only a 30-minute stop at Heysel stadium terminus which has only one automatic sliding door-style toilet which was totally inadequate for a group of twenty eight. Also, there are no cafes or shops to get any refreshments so take some drinks/snacks with you. (They are missing a trick by not having an on-board fridge from which to sell water etc). Also, even though the Atomium is listed as a feature at Heysel, you can only just see the top of it beyond the buildings and trees and it's impossible to get nearer to it in the time available.

However, this was an excellent ride as long as you take drinks/snacks and have a strong bladder!
Written May 21, 2013
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Alan_W825
Oxford, UK22 contributions
This museum is one of the great transport museums and should be seen by anyone interested in the history and development of trams and buses in Brussels (and if you are not, you jolly well should be). On Sundays during the summer months they organise a four-hour tour of the city by classic tram, much like the one in the picture. I found it absolutely fascinating, and learnt an enormous amount about the city and its history. The only thing I would say is that there were a number of small children on the tour I was on, and I don't think it is really suitable for younger children. Also, the commentary is either in French or Flemish, depending on when you go, so an understanding of one of these languages is useful. But the guide on my tour spoke good English as well. The Museum itself has a fascinating collection of trams and buses and is well documented in French, Flemish and English. Well worth a visit.
Written October 8, 2019
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Maria B
London, UK33 contributions
Family
Basically this is a big shed full of trams, some you can get on, some you can sit in the driver seat, some you can just look at, my children and dad really enjoyed it! You can choose to include a tramride in your ticket price, which gets you a ride on a vintage tram up to the Tervuren tram stop, (you can get off there and return on a later tram if you like) this is a pretty trip through the woods. There are a small selection of refreshments served at the ticket office, but this place would really benefit from a cafe...
Written November 16, 2016
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DarkAges
Atlanta, GA121 contributions
Family
Belgium is a country known for its chocolate (not only Leonidas or Cote D'Or), its comics (Tintin, Alix, Gaston Lagaffe, Back Danny, Les Tuniques Bleues...), its beers (Stella not being the best), and its energitic football (soccer) national team. Gone are the days of its flagship airline SABENA, but if you wish to travel in time and stay on the ground, this museum is an excellent place to go to, with or without children. Belgium was a pioneer in the tram manufacture and the signal system that goes with it. Some of the historic pieces can be found here.

As said by others, it is a bit outside of Brussels downtown, but the public transportation system is so good and widespread that it is an easy place to get to. For obvious reasons, it will be better if you can visit this during the summer season, as they have a tram running from the museum down to the Avenue de Tervueren and the Colonial Museum (which I haven't been to in ages, but remember it was worthwile). To be sure about times and options, go to their website. After the ride on the tram (which is from the 1940s I think), you can cross the avenue and go to one of the several terraces in the park to have a refreshing drink before going back downtown, if that is where you are staying. Consider this visit will take up to 2 hours, tram ride included. Plus 2 times 30 minutes to and from the heart of Brussels.

The area is safe, peaceful, but still be on the lookout because event though Brussels is a multicultural city, tourists are quickly spotted and things can suddenly happen before you even realize it.
Written December 11, 2014
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Tikhon-Chicago
Grez-Doiceau, Belgium185 contributions
As we live just 200 meters away, you can guess we are frequent visitors of this somewhat underrated tram & bus depot. Great location, lots of space for kids, filled with old and not so trams and buses. A great 2 hour retreat when it rains and you cant go to park Woluwe...
Please come and get into an old tram on the route to Tervuren every weekend, your siblings will love it. Guaranted!
Written September 8, 2013
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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK2,954 contributions
Friends
What a brilliant place. The exhibition of trams is excellent - well detailed and a vast number of exhibits mostly trams but a few buses. The quality is fantastic they must spend hours polishing the exhibits they are imaculate. The staff wre really friendly. An excellent bookshop but most books not in English. The best part of this museum were the rides on heritage trams. 3 routes used by usual vehicles but the heritage trams tucked inbetween and what a joy all 3 routes were. Not 5 minute rides but good 15-30 minute rides in awesome trams. People stare and wave in amasement. A great sight. The guys operating the trams are a real delight - so enthusiastic. For a transport entuhusiast this is a must. The price of entry includes unlimited rides !!!
Awesome
Written May 28, 2019
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  • Wed - Wed 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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