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Monday 13:00 - 18:00, Tuesday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00, Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
The museum is closed on: 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 24, 25, 31 December
Our address is Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
+32 2 283 1220
House of European History, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels.
Admission is free.
Yes, we ask all visitors to pass their bags through a scanner and to step through a metal-detector gate. We advise visitors to have identification on them. An informational video also explains the security process.
There is not currently a bicycle stand or sheltered stand outside the House of European History.
Approximately 90 minutes.
Backpacks, food and drinks are not permitted, and should be stored in the locker area.
Currently this is not possible.
On arrival visitors will be given an interactive tablet in 24 languages which will be your guide for the visit, providing audio, text and video content for the Permanent Exhibition. Each tablet can be adapted with special features for students and children and there is also enhanced audio software for visitors with special hearing needs. A printed leaflet, guidebook (cost attached) and family materials are also available.
We recommend the minimum age for children visiting the museum should be six years old. Parents may feel certain aspects of the permanent exhibition are only suitable for children over eleven years old.
1. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them throughout their visit to the House of European History.
2. School or children's groups must include at least one accompanying adult per:
- five children under the age of 6 or five children in pre-school classes;
- ten children aged between 6 and 14;
- fifteen pupils aged 14 or over.
3. Accompanying adults must remain with their group throughout the visit.
4. Any child who cannot find their accompanying adult will be taken by a member of the House of European History staff to the reception office where an announcement will be made asking the accompanying adult to collect them.
5. The European Parliament declines any responsibility for accidents to unattended children.
Wide angle shots are allowed in the museum, except for in the entrance and security areas. Certain objects and showcases are marked with ‘no photo’ symbols due to conservation or copyright criteria from the lending museum. Flash photography is not permitted. Please note, republishing images of objects for professional use may require inclusion of a copyright credit. We ask you to get in touch via this email address for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are baby changing facilities in the welcoming area level 00.
Yes on the ground floor level entrance.
All our facilities and activities are fully accessible for visitors with reduced mobility and special needs, including wheelchair users. For hearing impaired visitors, subtitles or written description of the film narratives are viewable in the tablets provided.
We have two wheelchairs on the premises which can be borrowed - get in touch via the contact form to reserve one. It is advisable to bring your own wheelchair however, due to high demand.
Yes - contact the cafe operator via the contact form link.
Information on dietary restrictions is explained on the cafeteria webpage. For additional questions, use the contact form.
After your visit
Please use our contact form to enquire about lost items.
Yes, visit the online shop, to make purchases.
The latest museum news can be found on the 'In Focus' section of our website, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Website and social media
Please contact us via this address: email@example.com
Education and learning-related questions
Please see the specific section 'FAQs for educators'.
It is mandatory due to safety regulations. Without booking, groups of 10 may be asked to wait until there is sufficient space in the museum to enter.
You will receive an email confirmation.
Approximately 90 minutes.
On arrival visitors will be given an interactive tablet in 24 languages which will be your guide for the visit, providing audio, text and video content for the Permanent Exhibition. Each tablet can be adapted with special features for students and children and there is also enhanced audio software for visitors with special hearing needs. There is no audio guide for the Temporary Exhibition though a leaflet and catalogue (cost-attached) are available.
Please be aware that a single organisation may not book multiple time slots in the period of one week. If you do wish to book multiple time slot, please contact us to clarify your need in this regards.
Exhibitions and content
We do not currently have facilities for research. In the future there may be research opportunities through partnerships and workshops.
The copyright for the majority of images belongs to external parties. You would need to get in touch directly with the copyright holder.
Temporary Exhibitions will last for approximately one year.
All information on traineeships can be found on the European Parliament website.