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“For all Tintin fans but not worth traveling far out of the main city to visit it.”
Review of Herge Museum

Herge Museum
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Tintin Comics Tour to Hergé Museum from Brussels
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Just outside of Brusells, continue the celebration of cartoons at the Herge Musee (Herge Museum). The museum is dedicated to the creator of Tintin, following him and his life, including his personal experiences.
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

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.

1  Thank omelettedufromage
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

An amazing place, with an audio tour with inactive parts which keeps you interested to learn more. Well laid out and very interesting.
It is a little hard to find, but it's worth the effort!

Thank lottieness
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Despite their obsession with not taking photo's of anything this was a wonderful 2 hrs for Eu9 - perfect for young and old (perhaps not kids under about 5 or 6)

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Herge Museum is not the easiest place to get to. First of all, you have to make sure you don't end up in the WRONG TOWN - I very nearly thought that I needed to go to Louvain to see the museum. It's NOT Louvain.. it's Louvain-LA-NEUVE and those two words make all the difference.

Assuming you're headed in the right direction (south of Brussels), first you need to get to Ottignies rail station. Then you have to change and take ANOTHER train for 10 mins to make it to Louvain la Neuve. Finally from LLN station, it's a short walk across the square and the park and you are at the museum. Of course you can also do all this the hard way (by bus) but why bother when the train service is so extensive?

The museum itself is a wonder - the lobby all colored planes and angled shafts of light. It's a beautiful piece of work by the French architect. The rooms are glorious, a must for any Tintinophile. I lost myself for a whole afternoon in those 8 rooms on the upper floors. The cafe staff downstairs could be a bit more friendly, true, but hey at least it's got free wifi so it's all good.

And the shop, oh the shop! It's an Ali Baba's cave full of loot that will leave you kicking yourself for not having brought more money with you. The stuff on sale is a tad pricey but they are of seriously high quality, so any money you do choose to spend will not be wasted, believe me.

Bottom line - If you grew up with Tintin and Snowy and Captain Haddock, if you still know your thundering typhoons from your bashi-bazooks, if you swear by the whiskers of Kurvi-Tasch, this is one place you owe it to yourself to visit if you are anywhere within a hundred miles. And if you are actually in Brussels and still fail to visit the Herge Museum, you are guilty of criminal neglect. It's that simple.

3  Thank zuberino
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Tintin museum (or Musée Hergé) is a must for anyone who knows about Tintin. But it's a bit far away and hard to find, so you'll need at least half a day (if travelling in an own or a rented car which I suggest). However it's the only place where you can find as many information and souvenirs about Tintin, so it's worth in my view.

2  Thank Culturetraveller12
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