News

COVID-19 – Museum closure

Due to the COVID19 epidemic, the museum will remain closed until April 5. The guided visits are therefore also cancelled. More information about the reopening will follow later.

Annual closing during Christmas and New Year

The museum of the National Bank of Belgium will be closed from Tuesday, 24th December up to and including Wednesday, 1st January. Did you plan to visit the museum alone or with your family and friends during the coming holidays? That is a great idea ! Since we are closed between Christmas Eve and New […]

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 […]