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“Worth Getting lost to see.”

Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #28 of 400 things to do in Brussels
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Deal, kent
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth Getting lost to see.”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

First things first, it is only open after 2pm for a few hours and then not everyday. It is out of the city so you need to take a tram (I found the staff at the metro very helpful) and had we not had a Sat Nav on our mobile we would of spent ages getting lost as there were no sign posts. The House and its contents are BEAUTIFUL and I am so glad that we went, but it is not a place I would hunt to find more than once and I can see why some people may feel a little let down. Not by the building itself by the effort needed to get to the location, the lack of facilities in the surrounding area and the fact that a lot of people struggle to find it and then find it to be shut.
I too would really of liked to see a proper kitchen and maybe of been provided with a little more information on the rooms and the contents. But on the whole the beauty of the interia outways all of the negatives mentioned.

Visited July 2013
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“To be honest Art Nouveau is better in Riga”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was our second trip to Brussels, visiting our daughter, on our last visit we missed this museum and so on returning we were really looking forward to a trip to see this museum. The first thing to bear in mind is that, unless staying nearby, you will need to travel by metro and a walk uphill or get a tram from the city centre. The next thing to bear in mind is the opening hours, from 2pm to 5.30pm Tuesday to Sunday. There is no access for wheel chairs and on entry you have to surrender bags and coats. There is no secure storage so my wife was not happy about leaving her very expensive handbag behind a counter, which although attended at busy times may not be secure. Further you are not allowed to take any photographs, which is a shame. The building itself is very interesting and has been created to reflect the period, However, due to the lack of personal articles or day to day objects it felt very much like a show house of that period. Further there is no kitchen which we both feel are the heart of any home. In place of the kitchen there is an exhibition on the building. Sorry to say but having visited the Art Nouveau museum in Riga it shows what can be done. Further the Art Nouveau in Riga is just as good as in Brussels.

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely art nouveau house museum”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

On a Sunday afternoon, had to wait in rain and cold for 45 minutes to get in as fire codes limit the number of people who can be inside at any one time. Not huge amounts of info in the rooms, but worth the modest admission.

Visited October 2013
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Milan, Italy
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“Cool House, but Overpriced”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

During the rain, my friend and I decided that a trip to the Horta House would help keep us out of the ugly weather for awhile. We waited in line for the house to open at 2 and were allowed in a few at a time so that you could check every belonging you have with you. The coat check guy is the hardest working guy in the place and should probably get half of the entrance fee. Costs 8 euro to get in. The house is really interesting and seems to be left pretty much the way it was back in the day. No photos are allowed. Given that it only takes about 30 minutes to see everything, I think it's overpriced.

Visited October 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Original furniture”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Have seen a lot of Art Nouveau in other cities, and house exterior that is more exciting than this one. The Horta Museum is special because there are lots of original furniture that have been designed specifically to house.

Visited October 2013
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