Step inside this historic building, one of the biggest museums in Belgium and erected by former Belgian King Leopold II. Discover a wealth of artefacts from prehistoric times over antiquity and the European applied arts to a vast collection of non-European art. Explore what's on, including interesting temporary exhibitions, lectures and various other activities. Unfortunately, the website does not extend to giving you a full viewing of our collection, comprising thousands of art treasures and historical objects. However, we hope that you will come and visit us and enjoy discovering or rediscovering the immense heritage that we manage and display. To us, indeed, art and history are not dead and dusty subjects, but very much alive and a constant source of inspiration and enjoyment. The former Cinquantenaire Museum is reinventing itself and becomes the Art & History Museum. Earlier we introduced a new name, now we are taking care of our buildings. If you’ve recently visited the Museum you probably noticed: we’re renovating. Because of these works we’ll be closing our doors to the public for a short period of time.starting on Monday the 25th of June up until the 17th of July. In the weeks prior to closing some exhibition halls will be less accessible or even be closed altogether for preparatory works. We advise visitors who are planning a visit to check the website. The Art & History Museum is part of the Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH) that also cover the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), Halle Gate and the Museums of the Far East (currently closed for renovation).