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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 […]

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.