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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 […]

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 […]

The temporary Museum will close its doors

The temporary Museum of the National Bank of Belgium will close its doors permanently on the 1st of July 2017. As from January 2018 you are welcome to discover the new museum, located in a 19th century renovated bank building.

Late Night Openings in the Temporary Museum of the National Bank

The Brussels Museums Late Night Openings (Nocturnes) will be back soon. From late September to early December, the Museum of the National Bank and about sixty other museums of Brussels will open their doors to the public in the evening. This year is likely to be a particularly festive edition. On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Nocturnes, this year’s theme is “celebration”.

Pointillism in the digital era: Robert Silvers’ photomosaic

Anyone who has visited the Temporary Museum must have noticed a gigantic 500-euro banknote there. This banknote appeals to one’s imagination, as it measures 1.20 metres in height and 2.30 metres in width. When standing closer, you can see that it consists of thousands of other banknotes.

Annual closing: from 24 December 2014 till 1 January 2015

The Temporary Museum of the National Bank of Belgium is closed during the Christmas period.from Wednesday 24 December 2014 till Thursday 1 January 2015.

There’s a cow in the museum!

After all the banknotes and coins on display at the National Bank of Belgium’s Temporary Museum, in the fifth room a large cow makes a sudden appearance. But just what is this animal doing here?

Out of the attic and into the museum – showcasing our collections

Following the Museum’s temporary move to boulevard de Berlaimont, the decision was taken to showcase certain items from the collection that fit best into the new museum space or which had simply not yet been shown to the public.

Reopening of the temporary Museum!

After a few months of waiting and hard work, we are pleased to announce the opening of the Temporary Museum.

Five pigs? One drum, please!

The National Bank Museum has two drums in its collection. Acquired from South-East Asia, the objects were regarded by some indigenous communities as the most highly valued means of payment.