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The House of European History is a free museum in Brussels, Belgium, open 7 days a week with audio-guides in 24 languages. Get ready for your visit and learn about Europe’s past in a uniquely engaging way.

On this page you will find information about to how to plan your visit as an individual, in a group, as a school or as a family with young children.

Our Permanent Exhibition is brought to life with over 1,500 objects, documents and audio-visual materials, from over 300 museums and collections from across Europe and the world. Don’t miss our temporary exhibitions, which take a deep dive into specific themes and periods.

Admission

Free entrance
seven days a week

Admission to the museum and its activities are free of charge. All visitors and bags may be subject to airport-style security checks before entry.

Guided tours
in English, French, German & Dutch

book in advance, for groups of 10+. No booking required for individuals and groups under 10 persons on self-guided tours.

Free tablet devices
in all 24 EU official languages

provide an interactive guide to the museum.

Opening days & hours

  • A visit lasts approximately 90 minutes.
  • The museum is typically busier in the afternoons.
  • All visitors and bags may be subject to airport-style security checks before entry.
  • Individuals or groups under 10 persons do not need to book in advance.

 

Opening hours
The house of European History is open 7 days a week.

Mondays 13:00-18:00 | Tuesday - Friday 09:00-18:00 | Saturday - Sunday 10:00-18:00 | Last entry is at 17:30.

Holidays & closing
The House of European History is closed on the following holidays:

1st of January | 1st of May | 1st of November | 24th-25th & 31st of December

How to find us

  • Telephone: +32 2 283 1220
  • Location: Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Postal address: House of European History, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels

 

Train
'Brussels-Luxembourg' station

The 'Brussels-Luxembourg' station is 700m from the House of European History

Bus
Lines to the House of European History

Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at Place du Luxembourg, 600m from the House of European History. Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport.

Bicycle
Where to lock your bike

There are metal bars to lock your bike on Place Jean Rey, directly opposite the museum.

Metro
Lines to the House of European History

The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.

Car
Parking for persons with reduced mobility

There are two parking spaces behind the House of European History building, for persons with reduced mobility. You should display a valid badge in the windscreen. Access these spaces from a turning at approximately 133 Rue Belliard, just after the European Committee of the Regions building at 99-101 Rue Belliard. They cannot be reserved in advance.

Family & school visits

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Families

More information about Family visits
Guided visit at the House of European History

Teachers

Check out the workshops & resources for teachers

Bookings for groups

  1. Group and school reservations

    Visits and guided tours

    Groups of 10 people or more need to reserve their visit in advance. For specific information ahead of a school group booking, please see our Plan a school visit page.

    Guided tours can be booked for groups of ten or more a minimum of one month before the visit, in English, French, Dutch or German, subject to availability.

Lunch tours

Facilities

All our facilities and activities are accessible for wheelchair users. 

The House of European History shop offers a range of gifts, souvenirs and practical items. The shop is also accessible online for purchases.

For refreshments, two vending machines are on the ground floor level, along with a seating area for eating. A free water fountain is available before exiting the museum. Please carry with you your own water bottle for environmental reasons.

FAQs

Accessibility

accessibility

The House of European History is a museum for everyone

Our building has undergone extensive renovations to ensure accessibility for wheelchair users, with disabled-friendly toilets (ground floor) and lifts available on all floors. Embracing diversity is a core value of our museum. We are dedicated to reaching out to extraordinary individuals from near and far by offering customized visits and programs designed to overcome barriers. We invite you to share any specific accessibility requests with us via email (historia-learning@europarl.europa.eu) or phone (+32 2 283 1220), and we will make every effort to enhance your experience at our museum.