Art & History Museum

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Art & History Museum
Musée Art & Histoire / Museum Kunst & Geschiedenis
Park of the Cinquantenaire - Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, 2010 (HDR 2).jpg
The museum, pictured in 2010
Art & History Museum is located in Brussels
Art & History Museum
Location within Brussels
Location Cinquantenaire Park 10
Brussels B-1000
Coordinates 50°50′21″N 4°23′31″E / 50.83903°N 4.39187°E / 50.83903; 4.39187
Type Art, ethnology, history
Public transit access Schuman and Merode station

The Art & History Museum (French: Musée Art & Histoire, Dutch: Museum Kunst & Geschiedenis) is a public museum in Brussels, Belgium which is one of the constituents of the Royal Museums for Art and History. It is located in the Cinquantenaire park. It was known as the Cinquantenaire Museum (French: Musée du Cinquantenaire, Dutch: Jubelpark Museum) until May 2018.[1] It is one of the largest museums in Europe.


The collection of the museum is divided into four parts:

National archaeology

The Cinquantenaire Museum has a large collection which dates between prehistory to the Merovingian period (751 AD). It also has a collection of antiquity.


The Cinquantenaire Museum collection houses early art from the ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome civilizations. Many important and impressive remains from Apamea, Syria, including part of the Great Colonnade and outstanding mosaic floors are on view. The Roman collection also includes a large scale model of the city of Rome during the 4th century AD.

Non-European civilisations

Important collections of artefacts from Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Americas (showing pre-Columbian civilisations and contemporary societies) and Oceania (particularly Easter Island) and the Islamic world.

European decorative arts

Fine arts from the Middle Ages to the 20th century showing


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Le Musée du Cinquantenaire s'appelle désormais le Musée Art & Histoire". Le Vif. Belga. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 

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Coordinates: 50°50′21″N 4°23′31″E / 50.83903°N 4.39187°E / 50.83903; 4.39187