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Returning to Brussels’ museums safely

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It’s finally time for Brussels’ museums to open their doors. You can once again treat yourself to a dose of culture; and in complete safety. Museums have taken numerous precautions but visitors can do a lot themselves to protect themselves and others. So, what’s the best way to prepare your visit?

Check the website of the museum that you would like to visit

To avoid crowds and long queues, many museums introduce quotas to spread the number of visitors safely throughout the day. Take a look at the website of the museum you are planning to visit and see what is expected of you. 

Book in advance

You shouldn’t walk spontaneously into a museum. Plan your visit and book your entrance ticket in advance. This way you can choose the day and time slot that suits you best. You can book your visit online on the website of the museum you would like to visit or by telephone.

Wear your mask proudly

When you have completed the steps listed above and the day you have been waiting for has finaly arrived. Travel as light as possible and travel to the museum – which should be a reasonable distance from your home – by foot or using public transport, making sure to respect social distancing rules and wearing your mask where and when it is obligatory.  You can flaunt your style and share your selfies wearing a mask in the museum with the tag #museumsareopen.

Follow the trail and discover new art

Many museums have outlined a one-way circuit so that you can easily respect social distancing rules. Embrace this opportunity to appreciate art you might not even have noticed before while you give other visitors time and space to look around.

Step out of your cultural comfort zone

It’s almost impossible that you have been to all of Brussels’ museums already. Explore the museums in your neighbourhood, alternate between classical and contemporary art or brush up on your general knowledge in science and technology museums, let yourself be surprised by the variety of cultural institutions in the capital.  It’s an easy and fun way to avoid long waiting times.