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Musee du Cinquantenaire

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Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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huge museum! love it!

Waw!! We loved it soo much! Me and my boyfriend just decided to go on a rainy day to this museum we find online. It's so big, there is soo much to see. Maybe even too much, they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
Lara F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Waw!! We loved it soo much! Me and my boyfriend just decided to go on a rainy day to this museum we find online. It's so big, there is soo much to see. Maybe even too much, they should select a few things, because there is soo much i sometimes lost my interest in a certain part. The egyptian side... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

At my only one occasion to visit this exhibition of Japanese paintings I arrived at 16:20, while the exhibition closed at 17:00 and was denied entry. Excuse was that the till closed at 16:00. I have no words to describe my disappointment and my frustration at the attitude of the insensitive heartless staff. I will definitely not come back nor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This Museum is one of the most extensive museums in Belgium, if you are an amateur of archaeological collections, and well known in silex from the fourth-millenium; many objects from prehistoric times, and Celtic times; also there are Non-European civilisations, as a bronze Shiva King of the Dance, an eye catcher for me, and other facinating pieces from Asia, China,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Brussels has many, many museums. Musee de Cinquantenaire is among the best. Some exhibits -the pre-Columbian exhibit, for example- are an unexpected pleasure even for an American who may be familiar with these artifacts. What I was delighted to do, however, was to see many rooms of old (pre-Baroque) tapestries among the large collection. That makes a special opportunity for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This museum has a bit of everything. I especially liked the jewelry, ceramics, and the merovingan items. This might have the best museum gift shop I have ever seen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is an odd mix of local interest (eg flour sacks from US WWI relief) and quirky but top notch exhibits. For some reason the pre-Columbian collection is superb - as good or better than the New York Metropolitan's. Who knew?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Europe is full of great museums and some of them are frankly so well known and popular that its very difficult to enjoy their superb collections. Its therefore a pleasure to report that the Cinquantenaire in Brussels has not a only a huge and diverse collection but that it is spacious and mercifully free of bus loads of tour groups.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Huge museum and would have been great for a rainy day. Unfortunately this was my 5th museum of the day so a little museumd out. Would have liked to try the 90min walk round they have signposted but instead just hit the Egyptian and Roman parts. Good choice for a visit when you've seen everything else.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We got inside this museum since it was raining and we had time to kill until the flight. Mostly ethnographic, depicting cultures from around the globe, there's nothing truly impressive here, different or memorable that you can't find in bigger, more extensive museums of this kind. The building itself is the most beautiful thing in the museum (especially from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Nice place to make a run , there is also an athleticism piste . You can also play football and basket in small fields. And obviously chill out in the grass !

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