Join us to explore European art over a fun-filled weekend.
The annual Heritage Days celebrate the culture and past of Brussels. As a part of Brussels’ history and with multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue as core values, the European Parliament is proud to take part in the annual Heritage Days celebration. This year’s theme, ‘A place for art’, will see the House of European History and the Hemicycle invite visitors to take a look at how heritage and art are present in the European Parliament.
The Hemicycle will hold special briefings showing how the theme of multiculturalism is reflected in the European Parliament’s art collection, architecture and 24 working languages. They will show you how the heritage and diversity of Europe is present in the European Parliament and you will see how the motto ‘United in diversity’ is put into practice.
A selection of the contemporary art collection of the European Parliament will be also on show. The European Parliament art collection, established in 1980 by Simone Veil, now has 600 works of art from all the countries of the European Union, including many by promising young artists. Visitors will have the chance to see a selection of the collection with examples from each member state via a self-guided visit.
You will also be able to see the Hemicycle, not normally open on weekends. Registration for the briefings is first come first served at the Hemicycle entrance.
The briefings on Saturday 14 September will be held between 10:00-17:00, every hour in Dutch, English, French and German.
The House of European History will be conducting thematic tours of the artworks featured in the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. Guided tours will give visitors the opportunity to see European history from a different perspective, offering a glimpse into Europeans’ experiences and emotions in the 20th century by introducing them to unique paintings and sculptures from different eras.
An entertaining workshop will also give families a chance to collectively build a decorative artwork that will hang at the entrance of the museum.
The activities will be taking place on Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September. The House of European History will be open as normal between 10:00 - 18:00. There is no registration for taking part in any of the activities.
Paul-Henri Spaak Building
Rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament
Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at the European Parliament. Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport. The Zweig 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.
The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.
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.