The Halle Gate, a uniquely preserved section of the medieval defensive wall of Brussels, appeals to the imagination. Until 18 April 2021 it will also become a virtual gateway into Bruegel's universe. Virtual reality technology will carry you into an astonishing immersion in Bruegel's paintings. For of the masters works will come to life and transport you into the daily life of some 450 years ago.
Experience the 16th century in the flesh through face-to-face contact with original objects from the Royal Museums of Art and History: treasures from the New World, musical instruments, scientific measuring devices, weapons and armour. Up above the old city gate, you can enjoy an impressive view over the city. And high-tech binoculars will provide you a virtual image of Brussels and the surrounding countryside on the time of Bruegel.
Free audio guide in 6 languages : English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Russian.
(audioguides can also be downloaded via Google play - choose Orpheo Hallepoort or Orpheo Porte de Hal & App Store - choose Hallepoort or Porte de Hal)
Children can visit the exhibition with an adapted audio guide (Dutch/French).
After the exhibition, children can have a great time in the most beautiful outdoor playground of Brussels, located only 100 meters from the museum.
Adventure assured in this castle and medieval village with accompanying sandbox.
For the hearing impaired
The content of the audio guide is also available on a tablet in written version.
For the visually impaired
An audio guide is available in 6 languages.
For people with reduced mobility
A lift is available for people with reduced mobility (on request at the reception). The panoramic view of the city from wall walk of the Halle Gate is unfortunately only accessible by stairs.
adults € 12 - 65+ € 10 - young people and children (6-18) € 4 - children (<6) free • Audioguide
Exhibition 'Back to Bruegel'
until 18 April 2021
Travel to the Low Countries at the time of Charles V and crawl into the paintings of the famous Pieter Bruegel thanks to virtual reality. A unique experience in an exhibition that brings together 16th-century objects from the Royal Museum of Art and History, Rijksmuseum, Museum of the City Brussels, Coudenberg...
By combining art and archaeology with the latest technologies, we can offer you an unforgettable journey through time! An unmissable Bruegel event in a unique medieval setting.