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GENERAL INFORMATION

ADMISSION

Admission to the museum and its activities is FREE of charge.

A visit to the House of European History lasts approximately 90 minutes.

A valid identity document (an ID card, passport or driving licence) is required to access European Parliament buildings.

All visitors and bags may be 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 prohibited in the security and exhibition areas.

Only guides authorised by the House of European History are permitted to lead tour groups in the building.

Due to reasons of museum conservation, air conditioning in our exhibition spaces is used to keep the temperature below 20 degrees. Please ensure you have sufficient clothing for this cooler atmosphere, particularly if the outside temperature is high.

OPENING HOURS

The House of European History is open 7 days  a week.

Monday13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday  -  Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday  -  Sunday10:00 - 18:00

Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.

HOLIDAYS AND CLOSING

The House of European History will be closed on the following holidays:

1st of January
1st of May
1st of November
24th-25th & 31st of December

 

SUPPORT FOR YOUR VISIT

The House of European History can be experienced in all 24 EU official languages. This is made possible using tablet devices, which provide an interactive guide to the museum and can be configured according to language preference.

 Each tablet can be adapted with special features for children and there is also enhanced audio software for visitors with special hearing needs. Staff are on hand at each level should you need assistance. A printed leaflet with a short summary of the Permanent Exhibition is also available in the House of European History entrance area, and for download in advance. A more detailed guidebook is available for download, and can be purchased on site.

 

House of European History tablet in 24 languages

FACILITIES

The House of European History has lockers, a cloakroom and baby-changing facilities.

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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. Visitors with wheelchairs should access at level 00. Help will be provided for the passage through security gates. Lifts in the House Of European History have been adapted for wheelchair use.

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House of European History facilities auditorium

HOW TO GET HERE

Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Postal address: House of European History, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels

Get here by train

BY TRAIN

The 'Brussels-Luxembourg' station is 700m from the House of European History Belgian Railways

Get here by bus

BY BUS

Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at Place du Luxembourg, 600m from from the House of European History Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport.

Get here by metro

BY METRO

The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6. Public transport in Brussels

Brussels STIB public transport bus House European History