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Exhibitions & Events

This exhibitions and events offer new and different perspectives on the history of the continent. They take a transnational approach to the origins and evolution of Europe and the diverse legacies, traditions and interpretations of its history. While learning about Europe’s place in the world, visitors are encouraged to think critically about its past in order to engage in its future and present-day issues.

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The yearly events programme consists of talks, conferences, debates, workshops, concerts, creative interventions and film screenings. These involve experts from the academic and public spheres, as well as artists, musicians and cultural representatives. Collectively they provide meaningful and lasting experiences, revealing deeper insights into European history and in the narrative of the exhibitions and connecting people’s lives and stories with European history and heritage. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest events news.
HEH permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition

At the heart of the House of European History, the permanent exhibition galleries use objects, reconstructions and multimedia resources to take visitors on a thought-provoking narrative that focuses on the continent’s 19th and 20th centuries. It begins with the myth of Europa, delving into Europe’s ancient roots and the continent’s heritage of shared traditions, before continuing through Europe’s dramatic journey towards modernity in the 19th century and rebuilding process following World War II.

Past Exhibitions

The House of European History programme includes an annual temporary exhibition on the ground and first floor, which expands the themes and periods from the permanent exhibition, using a transnational and interdisciplinary approach. The temporary exhibitions are produced in English, French, Dutch and German, with accompanying text provided in the galleries. An associated catalogue has been published for each temporary exhibition, available for purchase from the museum shop.