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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 […]

Museum Night Fever 2019

In need of some peace and quiet in between your hectic Museum Night visits? Plan a little visit to the museum of the National Bank of Belgium and get carried away by the sound and light show in the magnificent 19th century building. Light artist Yohan Meola proposes ‘Le Foyer’, an interactive installation created from […]

Hip hip hooray! The new museum is one year old!

The new NBB Museum is celebrating its first anniversary. After a week of test runs, it was finally time to open the doors: on 15 January 2018 the museum was officially inaugurated in the fully renovated building of the former “Union du Crédit de Bruxelles” bank at Montagne aux Herbes potagères 57. This anniversary is the perfect opportunity to look back over the past year. A few highlights.

NEW in the teachers’ room

Inflation, deflation, currency, book-entry money or FinTech: the National Bank deals with them every day. But what exactly do these economic concepts and financial terms mean? Short videos and animations in the teachers’ room of the museum explain fifty important words in a clear and entertaining way.

A memorable autumn evening at the museum

This autumn, more than 70 museums will join the Brussels Museums late night openings (“nocturnes”), the NBB Museum again ranking among them. On Thursday 22 November, it will keep its doors open until the exceptional time of 10.00 pm and its nocturne offers a wide range of experiences for young and old alike.

Car-free Sunday in the museum

The museum of the National Bank of Belgium will be exceptionally open on the 16th September for the car-free Sunday in Brussels. Why not pay us a visit to find the link with the National Bank of Belgium on this special day?

Europe Day

Europe Day is celebrated on 9 May each year. On that day we commemorate the declaration made by Robert Schuman in 1950. Robert Schuman was the French Minister for Foreign Affairs who on 9 May 1950 gave a speech leading to the foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community. This event marked the beginning of European unification. The NBBmuseum highlights different facets of the European story and mainly focuses on the role Belgium has played in this tale.

Ascension Day closure

The Museum will be closed on Thursday 10 May and Friday 11 May.