Brussels Museums Council launched a brand new Brussels Card as part of its “100masters.brussels” campaign. This “100masters” card costs 40 euros and entitles you to 10 visits to 37 museums in Brussels over a three-month period.
The “100masters” campaign in Brussels runs until 27 August 2016 with the aim of promoting masterpieces in permanent collections in Brussels’ museums.
It is intended to raise awareness among the general public of the wealth of heritage that can be found in these museums and encourage visitors to discover 100 must-see pieces: from great classics such as Magritte’s ‘Empire of Light’ or Bruegel’s ‘The Fall of the Rebel Angels’ to little known pearls such as the Battaille triplane, an astonishing example from the earliest days of aviation and unique in the world, or a rock from the moon brought back by the Apollo XI mission.
“100masters” Brussels Card
With the new “100masters” Brussels Card, visitors can access museums and see masterpieces easily and inexpensively. The card is valid for three months after its first use (which must be by 27 August 2016). Visitors can return to the same museum several times, which might be of interest for major museums such as the Royal Museums of Fine Arts or the Cinquantenaire Museum for example, or opt to visit ten different museums.
Access to 37 museums
The “100masters” Brussels Card allows access to no fewer than 37 museums (see the list below). It includes all the museums taking part in the “100masters” campaign (except Train World, the Horta Museum and the Tram Museum) plus a few extras: the brand new MIMA in Molenbeek, the Boghossian Foundation/Villa Empain, a surprising example of Art Deco architecture, or the BELvue Museum which re-opens on 21 July after the redesign of its collection.
Even more discounts
As well as providing access to museums, the Brussels Card also offers a range of discounts for guided tours (including beer and chocolate routes, cycle routes and Art Nouveau guided tours), a number of shops, cafés (including La Fleur en Papier Doré, A La Mort Subite and L’Archiduc), clubs (Madame Moustache and FUSE) and tourist attractions (including the Atomium, Mini-Europe and Océade).
The Brussels Card also comes with a free map of the city and a practical guide featuring a brief explanation about participating museums and discounts.
Where is it on sale?
From today the “100masters” Brussels Card is available on the www.brusselscard.be website (online purchase allows you to print the card directly in the form of a voucher that can be used in the museums), in the Brussels’ tourist offices (visit.brussels and Visit Flanders) and in the following museums: Autoworld, Belgian Comic Strip Centre, MooF, Natural Sciences Museum, Museum of Musical Instruments.*
* As well as the “100masters” offer, there are also different types of short-term Brussels Cards, also available in the sales points mentioned above: Brussels Card 24h (22€), Brussels Card 48h (30€), Brussels Card 72h (38€) and combined formulae Brussels Card + Hop on Hop off bus: 24h (34€), 48h (46€), 72h (58€).
List of museums with free access with Brussels Card “100masters”
Public Aquarium Brussels
Belgian Chocolate Village
Boghossian Foundation / Villa Empain
Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
Museum of the Belgian Brewers
Coudenberg – Former Palace of Brussels
Fin-de-Siècle Museum (RMFAB)
Museum of Medicine
Museum of Costume and Lace
Royal Military Museum
Magritte Museum (RMFAB)
MIMA (Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art)
Modern Museum – Curator’s Choice (RMFAB)
MooF (Museum of Original Figurines)
Museum of Musical Instruments
Natural Sciences Museum
Old Masters Museum (RMFAB)
Planetarium of Brussels
Botanic Garden Meise
René Magritte House (Jette)
Museum of the City of Brussels
Belgian Comic Strip Centre
Belgian Museum of Freemasonry