|Monday||Tuesday − Friday||Saturday − Sunday|
|13:00 − 18:00||09:00 − 18:00||10:00 − 18:00|
Museum is closed on: 1 January / 1 May / 1 November / 24, 25, 31 December.
The permanent exhibition guides visitors through European history, from Europe’s origins and evolution, to the descent into war and search for a better life.
Education and learning
Workshops and learning resources allow students to engage with European history and its legacy in the contemporary world.
Hands-on activities and events get visitors of all ages involved, and allow families to explore European history together.
The House of European History is located in the beautifully renovated Eastman Building in leafy Parc Léopold. The 25-acre park is situated on the site of the former Royal Zoological Garden and was opened to the public in 1880. It features a beautiful lake with a host of wildlife, as well as an outdoor picnic and seating area. The building itself has been painstakingly renovated in line with its 1930s origins, when it was a dental clinic for disadvantaged children. Don’t miss the lovingly restored art deco paintings of animals, based on stories by French author Jean de La Fontaine.
Please read the following measures so that you have a safe visit (Updated: 04/12/20):
A valid identity document (ID card or passport) is required to access European Parliament buildings.
All visitors and bags are subject to airport-style security checks before entry. Firearms, explosive or inflammable substances, pepper sprays, sharp items and other objects that could be considered weapons are prohibited. In accordance with Belgian national legislation, certain prohibited items may be handed over to the police.
During visits, our staff are happy to work with sign-language interpreters. It is up to group leaders to arrange for the services of such interpreters.
Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135
Brussels-Luxembourg serves the European Parliament
Lines 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 all stop at the European Parliament. Lines 12 and 21 also connect to Brussels Airport. The Zweig entrance in Rue D'Ardenne allows for pick-up and drop-off by bus and for visitors to get their bearings before starting the visit.
The nearest stops are Maelbeek and Schuman on lines 1 and 5, and Trone on lines 2 and 6.
Visitors to the European Parliament in Brussels can now leave their car in the car park, by sending the booking request at least one working day in advance of a visit.