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House of European History

A place to debate, question and reflect on Europe’s history

From myths and discoveries to the chaos and cohesion of the 20th century, the House of European History takes visitors on a journey along the path of Europe’s history and challenges them to contemplate its future.

Entrance is free and visits take around 90 minutes. Its exhibits are available in all 24 official European Union languages. Tailored resources and experiences for schools, families and groups are also available.



Individual visitors and groups of less than 10 people do not need prior booking to visit the museum. Visitors can enjoy the exhibition at their own pace, with the multimedia guides available in all 24 languages of the European Union.


Groups of more than 10 people need to book their visit online minimum 2 weeks in advance, if requesting a multimedia guide, or 4 weeks, if requesting a tour with a guide. Multimedia guides are available in all 24 languages of the European Union and guided visits are offered in English, Dutch, French and German.

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Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition guides visitors through European history, from Europe’s origins and evolution, to the descent into war and search for a better life.

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A historical lunch

Guided tours in English take place every Tuesday, from 12:15 to 13:00 without prior reservation.

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Education and learning

Workshops and learning resources allow students to engage with European history and its legacy in the contemporary world.  

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Hands-on activities and events get visitors of all ages involved, and allow families to explore European history together.

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The House of European History is located in the beautifully renovated Eastman Building in leafy Parc Léopold. The 25-acre park is situated on the site of the former Royal Zoological Garden and was opened to the public in 1880. It features a beautiful lake with a host of wildlife, as well as an outdoor picnic and seating area. The building itself has been painstakingly renovated in line with its 1930s origins, when it was a dental clinic for disadvantaged children. Don’t miss the lovingly restored art deco paintings of animals, based on stories by French author Jean de La Fontaine.

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