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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.

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

INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

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.

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

GROUPS

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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DISCOVER THE FEATURES

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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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Temporary exhibition: "Restless Youth"

Restless Youth tells the story of four generations of young people who came of age at key moments in the last century.

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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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Families

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

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A HOUSE WITH A HISTORY

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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AGENDA BRUSSELS

SAVE THE DATE: OPEN DAY OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Brussels
04-05-2019 - 04-05-2019

THE 28 IN YOUR PLATE

Brussels
22-06-2016

Esplanade Solidarność

MINI PLENARY SESSION

Brussels
24/02/2016 - 25/02/2016
27/04/2016 - 28/04/2016
25/05/2016 - 26/05/2016
22/06/2016 - 23/06/2016
30/11/2016 - 01/12/2016
01/02/2017 - 02/02/2017
01/03/2017 - 02/03/2017
26/04/2017 - 27/04/2017
31/05/2017 - 01/06/2017
29/11/2017 - 30/11/2017
28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018
02/05/2018 - 03/05/2018
28/11/2018 - 29/11/2018
30/01/2019 - 31/01/2019
03/04/2019 - 04/04/2019

Mini Plenary Session

Plenary
Exhibition
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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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