The museums are arranged in alphabetical order of their location.

House of Austrian History

The museum (Museum für Zeitgeschichte) opened its doors 100 years after the Republic was founded on November 12, 1918. The museum presents, examines and discusses Austria’s history, starting with the founding of the republic in 1918.      


The oldest core of the collection is found in the Sint Lucasgilde [Saint Luke’s Guild], in which from 1382 the artists of Antwerp united. The painters’ or arts’ chamber was not only used for meetings and festivities, but the guild’s showpieces were kept there as well. In 1663, on the instigation of David Teniers an … Read more » “KMSKA”

The Rubens House

This master of the Flemish Baroque Peter Paul Rubens (1568-1640) was not only a leading painter, but also a book illustrator, designer and diplomat with considerable interest in antique literature, architecture and history. From his home base in Antwerp, he set his seal on a flourishing artistic, political and economic climate. Antwerp and Rubens: the … Read more » “The Rubens House”

Roman Museum Ath

The museum (L’Espace gallo-romain) presents Roman objects from the Wallonian region, including well preserved ships.  


The Historical Museums (Bruggemuseum) is the collective name for 11 historical top-sites, each one of them an impressive building with ditto collection. Between 2004 and 2010 they shall all be re-fitted and re-arranged so as to tell Bruges’ history from a different perspective and with a different theme. That way, Bruges Museum aims to become … Read more » “Bruggemuseum-Gruuthuse”

St. Johns Hospital Museum

St. John’s Hospital museum spans eight centuries. During this period nuns and monks received and took care of pilgrims, travellers and the ill. In the medieval wards, and in the church, visitors can learn more about the rich history of the hospital, which over time acquired an impressive collection of records, works of art, applied … Read more » “St. Johns Hospital Museum”

Royal Museum of Fine Arts

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts (museum voor Schone Kunsten) of Belgium hold some twenty thousand paintings, sculptures and drawings. Located in Brussels, they consist of the Ancient Art Museum (XV – XVII century), the Modern Art Museum (XIX ­ XX century), the Wiertz Museum and the Meunier Museum. The Museum of Ancient Art houses … Read more » “Royal Museum of Fine Arts”