The Brussels City Museum was founded in the late 19th century. It contained only a small collection at first, but as time went along, bequests began to accumulate and the collection grew. Now it takes up the entire Maison du Roi, or King's House, on the square of the Brussels Grand Place.
The three floors of the King's house are divided up into individual exhibits. The ground floor contains artwork, notably wall tapestries (for which Brussels was once renowned), paintings and metalsmithery. The second floor is analytical, presenting the political, economic, and developmental history of Brussels through dioramas, photographs, and original documents. The third floor recalls Brussels' cultural history; it's most famous room contains the wardrobe of the Manneken Pis -- some 600 costumes, and growing every year.
Phone: +32 / 02 279 43 50
Fax: +32 / 02 279 43 62