Growing up with the comic books, my sister and I decided to pay a visit to the museum.
It is a modern museum less than a 5 minute walk from the Louvain la Neuve train station but if you stayed in Brussels like most tourists do, that includes almost an hour long train ride to the university town. The museum itself was relatively easy to find with signs appropriately placed however it was sitting in front of a large construction area.
Inside is neat and spacious,sometimes feeling almost too big and empty especially during non-peak periods. You are only allowed to take photos on the ground floor but there weren't much as well. The staff were helpful and on our visit, there was a very knowledgeable man monitoring the 3rd floor who took the initiative to explain to us more about Herge's work. I was impressed and happy that such a passionate person existed. In fact, I learnt more from him than what the museum had to offer.
This museum naturally houses one of Belgium's pride and joy and being a fan, it was a good visit to learn a little bit more about the artist behind the famous reporter,Tintin as well as the comics. Though, what I feel is lacking is more interactivity. We were basically done in less than one and a half hour. Nevertheless, I do urge every Tintin fan who is headed to Belgium to spare at least half a day on the trip to visit it.
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