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Exceptional opening on Saturday 19 October

On Saturday 19 October the Museum will exceptionally open its doors from 9:00 until 17:00. Come and explore the three different galleries in the museum and learn about the central bank and money. Discover the underground vaults of the museumbuilding where two strongrooms of the former Union du Crédit de Bruxelles are kept in their original […]

Brussels Museums Nocturnes : into zen !

On Thursday 10 October and 5 December the NBBmuseum will join once again the Brussels Museums Nocturnes and keep its doors open until 10.00 pm. Come and share a Zen moment with your friends, relatives or even your colleagues! On the menu: a Chinese tea initiation class, a yoga session (kids friendly!) and a ‘gastronomic’ […]

Due to construction works, the museum will exceptionally be closed from 1 till 14 July.

NBB Exhibition: Building a Dialogue

From 17 May to 15 September a temporary exhibition of the National Bank of Belgium’s  contemporary art collection is held in collaboration with the Deutsche Bundesbank. This temporary exhibition takes place in the beautiful counter hall of the National Bank’s main building. Consider visiting the exhibition in combination with a visit to the museum! Please […]

The collection of medals is online

After commodity money and Belgian emergency money from the First World War, medals are the Museum’s third sub-collection you can browse through online. The digital catalogue allows everyone to access all medals and tokens of the museum whether or not they are on display. Unlike coins, medals are not a means of payment. They are […]

New 2-euro commemorative coin on display in the Museum

To mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the European Monetary Institute (EMI), the Royal Mint of Belgium decided to mint a commemorative coin of two euros bearing the effigy of its first president, Baron Alexandre Lamfalussy. The coin was officially unveiled on May 9, 2019 -Europe Day- in the presence of Finance Minister […]

Live Jazz at the NBBmuseum!

Each year on 30 April, Brussels celebrates International Jazz Day. At the invitation of Les lundis d’Hortense, an association of musicians working to promote and spread knowledge of Belgian jazz, five Brussels museums are taking part in this event. They will host concerts of some of the most prominent Belgian jazz musicians. At 12 o’clock […]

Heritage day 2019 celebrates craftmanship

The museum of the National Bank of Belgium will be exceptionally open on Sunday 28 April for the 19th edition of Heritage Day. Each year on Heritage Day, museums, archives, documentation centres, libraries and heritage centres all over Flanders and Brussels can be visited free of charge. The 2019 edition is fully dedicated to craftmanship […]

Follow Emma’s easter egg trail in the NBBmuseum

Come with your family, -grandparents, parents, brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, friends and classmates- and join us on a quest for the hidden easter eggs of Emma. Emma was a well esteemed customer at the bank where the new museum is now located. Unfortunately she has forgotten the code of her locker at the […]

The 500 BEF van Orley note

From 20 February to 26 May 2019 BOZAR is holding the exhibition ‘Bernard van Orley. Brussels and the Renaissance’. This provides us with an excellent opportunity to take a closer look at the 500 Belgian franc note, which shows a portrait of this 16th century Brussels artist. The 500 franc note, which was printed from […]