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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 will take visitors on a journey along the path of Europe’s history and challenge them to contemplate its future.

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 will be available in all 24 official European Union languages and entrance will be free. Tailored resources will be available for schools, families and groups, offering a fascinating experience for all.

                            

 

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

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

To give visitors a better understanding of the tumultuous events of the 20th century, the permanent exhibition will focus 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 will be followed by the search for a better life in an increasingly united Europe.

Visitors will be 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.

 

EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Exhibitions, multimedia guided tours, educational resources, workshops and seminars are just some of the offerings that will create a captivating experience. Using original and replica objects, immersive and interactive environments will appeal to different senses – sight, hearing, touch and sometimes even smell. Families will have access to customised Discovery Spaces, and other activities such as Family Trails. Overall, the House of European History will provide a diverse programme that prompts visitors to question their understanding of European history and its legacy in the contemporary world.  

Visit the learning section of our website for more information. Coming soon!

 

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 located 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!

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Public wi-fi

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Public wi-fi is available at the European Parliament. Login details are displayed in all visitors areas.

Arrival

The European Parliament has a new welcome point in Rue d’Ardenne. The Atrium is the ideal place to get your bearings and take a moment to relax before visiting the Hemicycle, the Parlamentarium or the House of European History.

Security

Although identity documents are not compulsory to access the building, we advise you to bring them with you.

All visitors and bags are subject to airport-style security checks before entry. Firearms, explosive or inflammable substances, pepper sprays, sharp items and other objects that could be considered weapons are prohibited. In accordance with Belgian national legislation, certain prohibited items may be handed over to the police.

Photography and filming are permitted inside the visitors’ area, although they are prohibited in the security area.

Visitors with special needs

The European Parliament is committed to constantly improving access for people with special needs. All our facilities and activities are fully accessible for visitors with reduced mobility and special needs, including wheelchair users.

During visits, our staff are happy to work with sign-language interpreters. It is up to group leaders to arrange for the services of such interpreters.

FACILITIES

The House of European History has lockers, a cloakroom and a café (seating 60) with a selection of refreshing drinks and tasty snacks.

OPENING SOON

 

AGENDA BRUSSELS

THE 28 IN YOUR PLATE

Brussels
22-06-2016

Esplanade Solidarność

PLENARY SESSION

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

Plenary Session

Plenary
Exhibition
Other

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.

MAILING ADDRESS

HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY
Rue Wiertz 60
1047 Brussels
Belgium

CONTACTS

Have a question? Want to give feedback? Email us!

BOOKING AND ADMISSION

Admission is free of charge.

Booking is compulsory for groups of 10+.

Booking website available soon.