Brussels will host the 10th edition of the Museum Night Fever (MNF). this Saturday 11 March, from 7.00 pm to 1.00 am. If you do not know yet what to do, you can find here BE’s suggestions.
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In case you fancy having a nice afternoon outside before being stuck inside all the night long (you never know, it might be sunny on Saturday), you can go to Parc du Cinquantenaire. And you can start the Museum night at the AutoWorld Museum. This museum was set up in 1986 and in a park designed for the National exhibition in 1880, 50 years after the independence of Belgium. From the first to the most recent motors, you can have a look at dozens models of cars.
Museum of Natural Sciences
After having experienced technologies, back to the basics at the Museum of Natural Sciences, 20 minutes away on foot from Autoworld, next to the European Parliament. It will be a perfect place for your children (even for you, if you miss childhood!). Enjoy the dinosaur gallery, the gallery of evolution as well as the insect hall. The International LASSAD theatre school will be there to show you theatre of gesture.
As you know, Belgium is the country of chocolate. You then should definitely have a stop there (in the city centre, few meters away from Grand Place) to “learn the history of this precious commodity, from its origins to its transformation as a finished product”. You will have the opportunity to create your chocolate self-portrait. It’s worth popping down there. Do you agree?
The Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA) is situated in Molenbeek, just along the channel and is focused on contemporary arts, as well as it explores the history of culture 2.0. A good opportunity to discover unexpected and surprising forms of arts. You can have a look at the Boris Tellegen’s work, the Dutch master of graffiti, and his 3-floor installation. MIMA is known as Brussels temple to urban art.
The Museum of Industry
To finish your tour around Brussels, we suggest you to go to the Museum of Industry. No need for a long walk, it is just 400m away from the MIMA. Set up in the former “Compagnie des Bronzes” factory, you will have an insight into the Brussels’ industrial history. If you are interested, you also can have a look at our previous article which goes more into details.
Should you need more information on the Museum Night Fever, you can visit the website. Special buses and shuttles will take you to the 23 museums involved in this event. Have fun!