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Magritte Museum Musée Magritte, Brussels

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Dedicated to studying and displaying the work of Rene Magritte, Magritte Museum Musée Magritte combines education with exhibits. The collection is one of the largest and most diverse of Magritte's work and took many years, and many donations, to collect. Magritte's paintings, drawings, posters, and advertising work fill the walls with surreal images. These artworks are arranged by period on three floors spanning from 1898 to 1967 and Magritte's later "Enchanted Domain" periods. Your tour ends in a cinema that screens both films inspired by Magritte's work and films he enjoyed. Book tickets online or purchase them when you arrive, but be aware that with a reserved ticket you use the Place Royale entrance, whereas if you are purchasing a ticket, enter from the Rue de la Régence. Consider purchasing a combination ticket that includes all the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. To visit Magritte Museum Musée Magritte on your trip to Brussels, use our Brussels vacation route planner.
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  • This tells Magritte's life story and the development of his artistic styles in a detailed but not very engaging way. There are not many of the artists well known paintings and the audio guide was very...  more »
  • I love Magritte and surrealism. It was a nice surprise that we passed by this museum as we were roaming around town. Pros: A nice collection or Magritte over time which allowed you to see how his tech...  more »
  • Having visited this museum years before I was expecting more, maybe an improvement. It is still very good and gives a good review of Belgiums famous surrealist but does not offer his very best works w...  more »
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  • A definite highlight in Brussels and probably the best of the museums that make up the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Even if you don't know Magritte particularly well, the range of works, the photos and documents from Magritte's life, and the good size and layout of the museum make it an enjoyable place to spend an hour or two. He's a fascinating character and a creative and engaging artist. There's little in the way of English explanations of the works, though, so I'd recommend getting the audio guide. If you're going to see any of the museums in Brussels, I'd highly recommend this one.
  • If you are a fan of art and walking around in silent museums, this is the place for you. Magritte was a splendid artist and had an unmatched body of work with a great story to offer as well. And the attendees are always super silent. A nice experience for sure.
  • Although there are some of his really famous paintings missing, the museum itself is really nice and well organised. Dark walls and quiet non-crowded rooms help to enjoy every piece of art.
  • As we arrived two hours before the closing time, we basically rushed through the museum. The tickets are acceptably cheap and the museum offers free lockers. I loved the exhibition. If I could go again, I would dedicate more time to the Magritte Museum.
  • Great overview of all Magritte's work, not only the most famous pieces. Great for kids. It's good also for a quick visit.