House of European History

Dive into European history visiting this modern museum that offers lots of kids friendly corners

Overview
For kids
Practical stuff
Nearby
Address

Overview

You are provided with a tablet and a pair of headphones at the entrance. There are no labels for the exhibits, so you need these to get the most out of your visit. The audioguide is available in all 24 European languages

This is a quite big museum and the permanent exhibition spans over 4 floors. You need over 2 hours to see everything

Shaping Europe

On the second floor you can explore the foundations of Europe

Europe: A Global Power

The industrial revolution is the topic of the third floor

Europe in ruins

World War I and World War II at the fourth floor is the most fascinating part

1945 – today

More recent historical events are gathered on the fifth floor

For kids

The museum is very kids friendly with a lot of learning areas for kids, especially for 6+ year olds. They give kids a backpack and they are off to time-traveling!

There are many corners for kids where they can learn different aspects of history while playing. There are also animators for kids 6-10 years old on Wednesday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. See more details here

The highlight for our kids was trying on the costumes from different eras

Our little astronaut was elated to go into space!

Practical stuff

*Open: see here for opening hours
*Cost: free entrance
*Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
*Baby changing table available
*Dogs are not allowed
*Parking: parking on the streets nearby is limited
-Indoor private parking nearby:
Parking Jourdan 1
Avenue du Maelbeek 16, 1040 Etterbeek
https://goo.gl/maps/xtYoJdxLhULiFkQy5
-Another indoor private parking nearby:
Parking Forte Dei Marmi
Avenue du Maelbeek 61, 1040 Etterbeek
https://goo.gl/maps/o5ahXxxQTqGbCEfv6

Nearby

There is a small playground with a sandpit at Park Leopold
Playground Parc Léopold
Av. du Maelbeek 21, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
https://goo.gl/maps/P6AkVxkRvmMjSRGT7

Museum of Natural Sciences is at the other side of Park Leopold and is pretty great for kids of all ages. There is a section with dinosaurs and it is quite interactive for kids

Not far is also Park Cinquantenaire, with a bigger playground with a sandpit and two more museums (see below). If it’s summer, there is a pop-up bar and we love spending time there. It’s not right next to the playground, but there is lots of green space around

Royal Military Museum is a military history museum with medieval armor and tanks; there is also an aviation hall (kids love the airplanes and they can even enter a few!) and access to the top of the Cinquantenaire arch with a panoramic view

Royal Military Museum

A military history museum with medieval armor and tanks; also an aviation hall and access to the top of the Cinquantenaire arch with a panoramic view!

Autoworld is at Park Cinquantenaire and is great for kids that are into cars

Autoworld Brussels

Autoworld is a museum in the Cinquantenaire park, Brussels, where kids can see old and new cars and learn everything about them

Address

As always, this museum is added also to the map. You can check it to find other indoor and outdoor activities, kids friendly cafés and restaurants, hotels and more. You can check it out here:
https://worldwildschooling.com/world-wild-schooling-map/

House of European History
https://historia-europa.ep.eu/
Rue Belliard 135, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
https://goo.gl/maps/TxJWf425uVnthEEd8

*Parking: parking on the streets nearby is limited
-Indoor private parking nearby:
Parking Jourdan 1
Avenue du Maelbeek 16, 1040 Etterbeek
https://goo.gl/maps/xtYoJdxLhULiFkQy5
-Another indoor private parking nearby:
Parking Forte Dei Marmi
Avenue du Maelbeek 61, 1040 Etterbeek
https://goo.gl/maps/o5ahXxxQTqGbCEfv6

Map

All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map: outdoor and indoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants and hotels under separate layers
*Tip: if you want to see a specific layer, you need to tap the upper left corner of the map and unselect the other layers
https://worldwildschooling.com/world-wild-schooling-map/

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