Horta Museum (Musee Horta), Brussels

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Tour a home that blends elegance and modern thinking at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), the former home and studio of Victor Horta, a famed Art Nouveau architect. The museum displays his creations, including furniture, utensils, and architectural plans, as well as documents related to the architect's life and work, giving you a sense of the human behind the designs. The museum's location in the center of town makes it accessible from multiple stops on public transportation or by foot. Book a guided tour by phone or email at least one week in advance. Private tours after closing can be arranged for an extra fee. For a self-guided tour, purchase your tickets at the reception desk when you arrive. Horta Museum (Musee Horta) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Brussels Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you like art nouveau and the architect Victor Horta, I recommend a visit to this House in St Gilles. The canopy is beautiful and the light that comes to bathe the stairwell is a delight. On the other hand, a few points to which it must be careful: entry quite expensive for 30 minutes of visit (10 euros per adult) ban to make photo or even dare to have his mobile self (feels monitored as kids in math mark) little explanation a lot of world
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  • August 16, 2017
    This residential neighborhood in Brussels (Ixelles) developed very nicely during the Art Nouveau period and there are other Horta and other's houses nearby. This is a museum of his own house and ateli...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I love the House museums because you project into the past and in someone else's life, painter poet writer, and make you dream. This multi-story lodge is lovely, well kept and cared for, with original furniture and objects, bright, charming, a happy return. Pay close attention to the opening and closing times, because it is a private foundation is only open for a few hours, in the afternoon, and you had a wasted trip. You can take pictures but you'll find postcards and booklets in ticket area. Ticket price average, Brussels is still an expensive city.
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  • July 5, 2017
    It all goes together pretty neat, as if there's a pattern. And if you like architecture it might just be the place for you. If you're under 18, the ticket is 3£. Also, no photos, and the staff obviously like this idea so much that they make you put your mobile and other belongings in a safe until you finish the tour. (!!!) So don't forget you're not allowed to carry your phone. At all. The nicest travels, duderinos 🌿
  • May 28, 2017
    The museum is little but good, thanks to Horta's creations and genius. The problem is the inexplicable prohibition to bring to take picture inside the museum (you must leave the telephone before the entrance). In my view, when you go somewhere (for example to a museum) you want to remember the beautiful things that you see, and the best way to do that is to take pictures.
  • April 2, 2017
    The Horta Museum is a fascinating museum dedicated to Victor Horta, an Art Nouveau architect. The museum is actually his house and it's been laid out extremely well, so you feel like you've popped in whilst the family are out. It's quirky and one of the more unusual and interesting museums in Brussels. That being said, the museum is not without its flaws - the entry price of €10 is high given that the museum is small and can easily be done in 30 or 40 minutes; there are no cameras or smartphones allowed and guards watching you in every room so it's not overly welcoming or warm; and there is very little in terms of explanations or descriptions and the guide you get at the start offers little to explain the various rooms. All that being said, I'd still recommend a visit.
  • March 23, 2017
    Wonderful house/museum, a must-see for anyone coming to Brussels. In my experience it's on of the most exquisite example of Art Nouveau in Europe. Loved it.
  • January 22, 2017
    I didn't visit the whole house but the least I've seen to take pictures for my school work was just... astonishing. So far the prettiest architecture I've seen in real life, and I've seen things, trust me!

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