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The House of European History is committed to disseminating European history knowledge and stirring public discussion on the enduring presence of the past in today's world.

Through the publications, visitors can discover insights into the museum workings, its philosophy and its content in a broader sense. In turn this extends the museum experience before and after an actual visit.

In this section you can explore the basics of the permanent exhibition in line with key developments in European history. Significant items in the exhibitions are explained through detailed descriptions and scholarly essays. 

We also provide a range of papers with contributions to debates and analysis on House of European History related topics.

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Discover fakes and falsifications through history at a new temporary exhibition at the House of European History in Brussels. From antiquity to the present day, learn about fakes, how to spot them and how to protect yourself with critical thinking. 

This exhibition looks at how, in the past 70 years, young people in Europe have gone from being a group to whom history happened, to a group that actually makes history. It presents four generations of such young people who came of age at key moments in the European story: the late 1940s, the 1960s, the 1980s and the 2000s....Read more

Creating the House of European History presents the long road towards the creation of our museum. Forty authors describe in 44 papers this fascinating and complicated development process from very different professional and personal angles. They recount ideas and challenges, ambitions and doubts, obstacles and solutions.

This book was published to mark the first anniversary of opening of the House of...Read more

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As you go through the main exhibition, you will notice that we do not tell you the story of each European nation. Instead, we want to explore how history has shaped a sense of European memory and continues to influence our lives today and in the future.

Front cover Interactions catalogue

In this exhibition we present the many different types of encounters — war, negotiations, trade, food, art, education — and use these as lenses through which to examine European history and the cultural heritage it has created.