About Horta Museum

Brussels is a city brimming with architecture, top-notch museums, delectable cuisines, and whatnot. How many museums have you been to that are solely dedicated to architecture? Great! Then, you should think about visiting the Horta Museum on your next trip to Saint-Gilles, Brussels. This unique museum is dedicated to the work and life of the Belgian architect Victor Horta. What’s interesting about this is that it is held in the architect’s former residence and studio, where he lived from 1901 to 1919. More so, the furniture and interior decoration of the house-museum was also done by Horto himself. It focuses on the Art Nouveau style of architecture at its peak. As you step inside the museum, you will be bedazzled with the stained glasses, the mosaics, and the wall decorations. From 2016 onwards, the museum is extended so there can be temporary exhibition displays as well. Also, this ensures that they can keep a reference library with more than 5,000 books on the Art Nouveau style of architecture. This is a famous 19th Century art movement, where Brussels was right in the center of it. 
 

Must See

  • Japanese art and rare collection of marble
  • A remarkable collection of Art Nouveau furniture
  • The music room, the bedroom, and the dining room or the guest room
  • The design and decoration of the staircase
     

How to reach

  • The train lines which stop near the Museum are AALST - BRUSSEL-ZUID, ANTWERPEN-CENTRAAL - NIJVEL, CHATELET - SCHAARBEEK, MOESKROEN - SINT-NIKLAAS and QUIEVRAIN - LUIK-GUILLEMIN
  • The cheapest mode of transport is a bus and the lines which stop near to the site are 54, 27, 38, 71, 86 which costs 3 EURO and takes about 18 minutes
  • Tram line 92 stops Ma Campagne which is near to the place
  • By taxi, it will take about 5 minutes and the costs range between 8 to 11 EURO

Tips

  • Guided tours have to be booked 1 week in advance
  • Photography is not allowed
  • Check out the book shop
  • Private guided tours of 50-year old during weekdays and 60 Euros during weekends excluding admission price
  • Last entry at 5:00 p.m
  • Guided tours from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
  • Try to arrive early to avoid the queue
  • You'll need to deposit 2 Euros to use a locker to store your bags and cameras
     

Visit Time

Sunday:            2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday:           2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:          2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:     2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday:         2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday:              2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:          2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 

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Waiting Time

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Entrance Fee

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Adult EURO 10
Students EURO 5
Senior, Sint-Gillis inhabitants: EURO 6
6 to 18 years: EURO 3
Disabled: Free

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Time you can spend

1 hour

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 17.29°C

 

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