Royal Museum for Central Africa

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)

Nearby tourist attractions

Tervuren Arboretum
Tervuren Arboretum
Tervuren
1:00
Tervuren Park
Tervuren Park
Tervuren
1:00
St Martin's Church of Zedelgem
St Martin's Church of Zedelgem
Zaventem
0:15
Stoclet Palace
Stoclet Palace
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
0:15
Soignes Forest
Soignes Forest
Hoeilaart
4:00
St Bartholomew Church of Korbeek-Dijle
St Bartholomew Church of Korbeek-Dijle
Korbeek-Dijle
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