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21 April 2024, 10.00-18.00 (CEST)
House of European History, Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

‘’The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.’’


Demonstrated by a philosopher in Classical Athens more than 2000 years ago, different generations have formed an opinion about the other throughout history - are Baby Boomers really too strict? Are Gen Z’ers really always on their phone? Did any generation really have it harder or easier than the last?

On 21 April, the House of European History invites families and groups of different ages and generations to discover the museum’s collection and learn more about the circumstances of each generation by delving into European history together.

Share memories of ‘’back in the day’’, ‘’before Covid’’ and ‘’when you were small’’ and discover how much life has changed or remained the same using our specially designed trail.

Start your visit at the Family Kiosk and continue through each floor of the museum by visiting objects of significance that have been specifically chosen to define different generations. Follow the trail and play activities, stimulate your senses and pose questions that you might not have had the opportunity to ask your children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents or relatives of different ages. 

Join us in the museum and rethink what makes a house a home for different generations and how we manage to live together and learn from each other.

Maybe it will change your perspective! 

This event is organised as part of the  ‘Erfgoeddag’, Heritage Day, organised by Faro and focuses on intangible heritage. This year the theme is ‘Home’. 

Practical Information

  • No registration is required – just drop in and get started at the Family Kiosk!
  • The museum and all activities are free of charge for everyone.
  • Suitable for all ages, from 9 to 99!