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. Work out when and for how long to visit Magritte Museum Musée Magritte and other Brussels attractions using our handy Brussels itinerary maker app .
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  • Brussels is a cultural city and this royal tribute to one of belgium's greats, albeit foreshortened a bit by it's lack of some of his most iconic work, is a well put together hodgepodge of the many fa...  more »
  • Honestly, after enjoying the works of the Flemings in the adjacent Museum of fine arts, see this museum was a disappointment ... Three floors of the Museum seen in ten minutes I think. I am not saying that is bad, but if its just you're not a die-hard of Magritte, in my opinion not worth much worth. A few paintings, photos, newspaper pages and items on display. Would not go back here.
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  • An excellent Museum, but wanted to see more works. A very limited number of photographs. The main and most famous are in private collections.
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  • Three floors of exhibits. Each floor looks at a period of Magritte's life. The entrance fee is €8. Plenty of Magritte's works of art showing his various painting styles that are quite surprising if you don't know that much about Magritte. The exhibition is well curated but is concise when it comes to description. You can get an audio description of the exhibition but that's another €4. The shop is big and reasonably priced. They have posters and postcards of Magritte's famous works. Overall, I had a good time.
  • 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.
  • The museum itself was lovely but the safety regulations there are absolutely ridiculous. I took a small tote bag to carry my essentials (such as medicine) and I was refused to enter. I told the security that I only have this bag and I need it. He just told me that wasn't his problem, find a smaller bag.
  • Three floors dedicated to the famous artist. Beautiful, English translations of the French writings on the walls was missing... the rest very good.

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