Royal Museum for Central Africa

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Organised by King Leopold II in 1897, the Congo Exhibition presented the fauna, flora, art and culture of the region so successfully that it became a permanent museum, housed in this building with a Louis XVI-style façade constructed by Girault between 1904 and 1910. The sculptures and other ethnographic objects provide an extensive representation of a variety of African cultures, in particular those of Central Africa and West Africa.

Useful information

Address : 

Parking Leuvensesteenweg, 3080 Tervuren

Phone:

+32 2 769 52 11

Opening hours

closed for refurbishment until 2017. Temporarily, a branch of the museum is transferred to the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts. Some pieces of the collection are exhibited in other institutions (see Pop-up museum Website)

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