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Tervuren: AfricaMuseum Entry Ticket

Tervuren: AfricaMuseum Entry Ticket

From US$ 13.58 per person

Explore the culture of past and present Africa as represented by the collection of the AfricaMuseum. See the historically listed buildings that house the museum and the French gardens on the grounds with this entry ticket.

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  • Explore the natural diversity of Africa and marvel at its rich culture and the creativity
  • Learn about life in Africa by hearing its many languages and listening to traditional and contemporary music
  • Reflect on the shared colonial history of Belgium and Africa
  • See contemporary artwork by African artists
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Easily accessible by public transportation from Brussels, AfricaMuseum tells the story of human and natural history with a collection of artifacts from the colonial era in central Africa.  Aiming to objectively frame the art and cultural objects acquired during Belgium's rule in Rwanda and Congo, the museum has undergone extensive renovations and is now open to the public. Topics of colonial history, sustainable development and biodiversity are now addressed head-on following the museum's redesign. A curated collection of contemporary art has also been added to paint a fuller picture of Central Africa, past and present.

Visit the new temporary exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions recounts the now-forgotten history of persons put on display as ‘living exhibits’, illustrated by exceptional images and documents that in some cases are on public view for the first time. While the exhibition focuses on the ‘Congolese villages’ of Tervuren, Antwerp (1885 and 1894) and Brussels (1958), it also zooms out to show the phenomenon’s truly global context. Persons from all over the world were exhibited in ‘human zoos’, and some lost their lives in the West. Your entry ticket will give you access to walk the French gardens, browse collections of artifacts that bring the past to life in the remodeled, and see the contemporary African art.

  • Entry to the museum and permanent exhibition
  • Entry to the temporary exhibition (if option selected)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Food and Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Entrance is via the Welcome Pavilion, which is a modern glass building near to the museum building.

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  • There is a free parking lot at the museum
  •  The museum can easily be reached by public transport from Brussels
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4.3 /5

based on 107 reviews

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Beautiful renovation of the museum and a new spirit which animates it very interesting. We only visited part of it, because it is very large as an exhibition What particularly touched us were the video testimonies of people of different ages who tell what they experienced: rites of passage, various ceremonies, weddings, etc ... It adds a lot of life to the objects that surround the visitors. The more objective look at colonization and what it brought / took away from the Congo also gives an enriched current meaning to the entire exhibition. Nothing is white or black: important to understand the nuances of all lived experience. I bought on the spot and read with interest the book of Lieve Joris 'Mon uncle du Congo' and that allowed me - me who did not never been to Africa-to immerse myself there deeply. Also reviewed the Congo River DVD ...

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May 17, 2021

Visit was great! The performance is very nicely divided into the different themes that were discussed. Sufficient space was used by making use of the various rooms, very beautiful building. Keeping distance between visitors can be respected more than expected (1.5m). 1 minus: the possibility to use lunch locally was not there. Probably due to Covid-19?

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September 3, 2020

Kan man nur empfehlen. Eine wunderschöne Anlage die zu einem längeren Aufenthalt einlädt. Ein Erlebnis für Kinder. Man kann ruhigen Gewissen Verpflegung mitbringen. Die ganze Anlage ist behinderten gerecht ausgebaut. Bei unserem Besuch standen kostenlos Rollstühle zur Verfügung.

November 3, 2021

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