Brussels museums and arts centres to open after hours

Brussels museums and arts centres will open every Thursday evening until International Museum Day on 18 May, as part of the Nocturnes initiative. Visitors can look behind the scenes of a museum or take part in workshops.

On 13 April, the MiMa contemporary art museum will host the vernissage and grand opening of the Nocturnes. The participating museums will present the programme, and a party will kick off at 20.30, with a live concert by Maxime. Visitors can also visit La Fonderie, the Museum of Labour and Industry, the Sewer Museum, the Maurice Carême Museum and the National Museum of the Resistance.

The following week, De Munt, the Geopolis Centre for Photojournalism, the Museum of Eroticism and Mythology, Paul Moens' Medicinal Plant Garden and the Jewish Museum will open. In the week of 27 May, the spotlight is on the Brel Foundation, the Brussels City Museum on the Grand Place, the Fashion & Lace Museum and the Centrale for Contemporary Art.

The Horta Museum, the Basilica of Koekelberg, Hotel van Eetvelde, the ULB Museums, the Erasmus House and the Museum of Natural Sciences will follow .

The weekly Thursday evening openings or "nocturnes" will run until 18 May 2023. The complete programme and the list of participating museums can be found on the website.




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