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Practical matters

The House of European History is not privately hirable as a venue. Events take place in the museum with specific partners dealing with European-wide themes outlined in the museum’s mission and exhibitions, such as modern European History, shared memory, and European history in school curricula. If you would like to enquire about a partner-hosted event, please contact our events team more than three months before your event is foreseen. Please note we receive a large number of requests, there may be a delay of several weeks before receiving a response. Furthermore, please note that priority is given to the House of European History's own programming.

+32 2 283 1220

House of European History, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels.

Admission is free.

There is not currently a bicycle stand or sheltered stand outside the House of European History.

Approximately 90 minutes.

Backpacks, food and drinks are not permitted, and should be stored in the locker area.

We recommend the minimum age for children visiting the museum should be six years old. Parents may feel certain aspects of the permanent exhibition are only suitable for children over eleven years old.

1. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them throughout their visit to the House of European History.

2. School or children's groups must include at least one accompanying adult per:

- five children under the age of 6 or five children in pre-school classes;

- ten children aged between 6 and 14;

- fifteen pupils aged 14 or over.

3. Accompanying adults must remain with their group throughout the visit.

4. Any child who cannot find their accompanying adult will be taken by a member of the House of European History staff to the reception office where an announcement will be made asking the accompanying adult to collect them.

5. The European Parliament declines any responsibility for accidents to unattended children.

Wide angle shots are allowed in the museum, except for in the entrance and security areas. Certain objects and showcases are marked with ‘no photo’ symbols due to conservation or copyright criteria from the lending museum. Flash photography is not permitted. Please note, republishing images of objects for professional use may require inclusion of a copyright credit. We ask you to get in touch via this email address for more information:


There are baby changing facilities in the welcoming area level 00.

Yes on the ground floor level entrance.

All our facilities and activities are fully accessible for visitors with reduced mobility and special needs, including wheelchair users. For hearing impaired visitors, subtitles or written description of the film narratives are viewable in the tablets provided.

We have two wheelchairs on the premises which can be borrowed - get in touch via the contact form to reserve one. It is advisable to bring your own wheelchair however, due to high demand.

Teachers & school visits

Unless specifically stated otherwise, all guided visits or workshops are free of charge.

To check for availability and book a visit or workshop, your students, go to the booking platform.

The minimum time to book in advance is four weeks for a guided visit. Individuals or groups under 10 persons do not need to book in advance.

Reservation is necessary for groups (more than 10 people) for both self-guided and guided visits. 

In order to better plan your trip to the House of European History, consult Plan a School Visit section Also, download the "Practical Information for Groups"  document above.

Find, Analyse & Discuss” and "Learn about the EU in 12 steps" are designed for students from 12 to 18 years and can be used for self-guided tours of the permanent exhibition of 90 minutes. You can either print them yourself or we prepare them for you ahead of time, to pick them up at the welcoming desk. Available free of charge in French, Dutch, English or German.

Our resources are thematic in structure rather than chronological, trans-national rather than national in focus and move between different time periods. This allows a ‘compare and contrast’ approach. We have specifically developed these educational materials in conjunction with the narrative of the permanent exhibition of the House of European History.

The activitites for your classroom are available in the 24 languages of the European Union so that you can use them with your students wherever you are located in Europe. The resources for the visit are for the time being in the languages spoken by the visitors we expect in highest numbers due to the museum's geographical situation: French, Dutch, German and English. We have made every effort to provide a learning offer in as many languages as possible and we will continue to implement multilingualism as a reflection of Europe's linguistic and cultural diversity.

The House of European History website does not host links to external learning websites.

The House of European History does not provide meeting rooms following visits to the museum.

 If you have a question that was not covered by the above, you can send us an e-mail at

After your visit

Please use our contact form to enquire about lost items.

Yes, visit the online shop, to make purchases.

The latest museum news can be found on the 'In Focus' section of our website, as well as on our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and X accounts.

Website and social media

Please contact us via this address:

  • Please contact the museum communications team more than two weeks in advance of your filming date, to go through the necessary process. Please note, filming is only allowed in certain spaces of the museum, for media or education professionals, when it does not clash with other museum activities, and in line with the following rules:
  • Please note that filming and photography can only be performed in a non-obtrusive way, that does not block other visitors, nor records images of their faces.
  • Due to specific copyright and conservation circumstances, wide angle shots are preferred, rather than close-ups on individual objects.
  • Approximately 15 objects in the permanent exhibition cannot be photographed or filmed - these are marked by a “no photo” sticker - a list of these will be provided in advance.
  • A filming permission form related to copyright of objects should be completed in advance of the filming. This is obtainable via the museum communications team.
  • Filming of the entrance security areas is prohibited.
  • Regarding equipment and crews: please do not use flash photography or external lights in certain locations; do not connect to power supplies.
  • It is preferred that only a minimum of equipment is brought in, and additional equipment is not available for borrowing from the museum.
  • Great attention should be made when moving filming equipment, so as not to touch museum furniture, showcases or objects, or mark the floor.
  • Film crews should only consist of essential persons.
  • Filming duration should ideally be within ninety minutes; please specify the exact locations desired in advance.

Group visits

It is mandatory due to safety regulations. Without booking, groups of 10 may be asked to wait until there is sufficient space in the museum to enter.

You will receive an email confirmation.

On arrival visitors will be given an interactive tablet in 24 languages which will be your guide for the visit, providing audio, text and video content for the Permanent Exhibition. Each tablet can be adapted with special features for students and children and there is also enhanced audio software for visitors with special hearing needs. There is no audio guide for the Temporary Exhibition though a leaflet and catalogue (cost-attached) are available.

Please be aware that a single organisation may not book multiple time slots in the period of one week. If you do wish to book multiple time slot, please contact us to clarify your need in this regards.

Exhibitions and content

We do not currently have facilities for research. In the future there may be research opportunities through partnerships and workshops.

The copyright for the majority of images belongs to external parties. You would need to get in touch directly with the copyright holder.

Temporary Exhibitions will last for approximately one year.


All information on traineeships can be found on the European Parliament website.