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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.

You can visit the House of European History for free.

GET READY FOR A JOURNEY WITH A DIFFERENCE

The House of European History is located in the beautifully renovated Eastman Building in leafy Parc Léopold. Its exhibits are available in all 24 official European Union languages and entrance is free. Tailored resources are available for schools, families and groups, offering a fascinating experience for all. A visit normally takes around 90 minutes. Booking is compulsory for groups of 10+.

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PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The House of European History’s permanent exhibition guides visitors through an outline of European history.

To give visitors a better understanding of the tumultuous events of the 20th century, the permanent exhibition focuses firstly on the convictions and beliefs that defined the 19th century – Europe’s ‘entry into modernity’ – before moving on to consider Europe’s descent into war and destruction.

This is followed by the search for a better life in an increasingly united Europe.

Visitors are encouraged to think about the Europe of today, the status and position of the European Union, and the part that everyone can play in shaping Europe's future.

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TEMPORARY EXHIBITION

What connects you to places across Europe? Tracking My Europe is part of our first temporary exhibition ‘INTERACTIONS’. Click on the image then answer a few questions to map your connections to places in Europe and beyond.

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EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Overall, the House of European History provides a diverse programme that prompts visitors to question their understanding of European history and its legacy in the contemporary world.  

•   Exhibitions, multimedia guided tours, educational resources, workshops and seminars are just some of the offerings that create a captivating experience.

•   Using original and replica objects, immersive and interactive environments appeal to different senses – sight, hearing, touch and sometimes even smell.

•   Families have tailored activities such as Family Trails, and from 2018 can access customised Discovery Spaces.

 

DISCOVER A HOUSE WITH A HISTORY

The House of European History is located in Parc Léopold, in the heart of the European district, close to the European Parliament in Brussels. 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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AGENDA BRUSSELS

THE 28 IN YOUR PLATE

Brussels
22-06-2016

Esplanade Solidarność

MINI PLENARY SESSION

Brussels
Wed Feb 24 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Feb 25 23:59:59 CET 2016
Wed Apr 27 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Apr 28 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Wed May 25 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu May 26 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Wed Jun 22 00:00:00 CEST 2016 - Thu Jun 23 23:59:59 CEST 2016
Wed Nov 30 00:00:00 CET 2016 - Thu Dec 01 23:59:59 CET 2016
Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Feb 02 23:59:59 CET 2017
Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Mar 02 23:59:59 CET 2017
Wed Apr 26 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Apr 27 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Wed May 31 00:00:00 CEST 2017 - Thu Jun 01 23:59:59 CEST 2017
Wed Nov 29 00:00:00 CET 2017 - Thu Nov 30 23:59:59 CET 2017
Wed Feb 28 00:00:00 CET 2018 - Thu Mar 01 23:59:59 CET 2018
Wed May 02 00:00:00 CEST 2018 - Thu May 03 23:59:59 CEST 2018
Wed Nov 28 00:00:00 CET 2018 - Thu Nov 29 23:59:59 CET 2018

Mini Plenary Session

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Exhibition
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OPENING HOURS

Monday
13:00 - 18:00
 
 
Tuesday - Friday
09:00 - 18:00
 
 
Saturday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
 
 

Museum is closed on:
1 January / 1 May / 1 November / 24, 25, 31 December

GETTING THERE

HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY
Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Train

Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament

Belgian Railways

Bus

Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at the European Parliament.
Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport.

Metro

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

Public transport in Brussels

Atrium welcome point

The Atrium entrance in Rue D'Ardenne allows for pick-up and drop-off by bus and for visitors to get their bearings before starting the visit.

Car parking for visitors

Visitors to the European Parliament in Brussels can now leave their car in the car park, by sending the booking request at least one working day in advance of a visit.

MAILING ADDRESS

HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY
Rue Wiertz 60
1047 Brussels
Belgium

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