On Monday July 17th, the Belgian State Secretary for Scientific Policy, Thomas Dermine, announced that, to mark the 10th anniversary of King Philippe’s reign, access to the permanent collections of the Federal museums will be free for all visitors on Friday July 21st, Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd.
The participating museums are the Magritte Museum, Fin-de-Siècle Museum, Old Masters Museum, Wiertz Museum, Constantin Meunier Museum, the Museum of Art and History, Museum of Musical Instruments, Porte de Hal, the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Royal Museum of Central Africa and the Royal Library’s KBR Museum, as reported by Belga news agency.
This free admission initiative is our way of paying tribute to His Majesty on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his reign.Thomas Dermine, state secretary for Scientific Policy
“This free admission initiative is our way of paying tribute to His Majesty the King on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his reign,” said secretary of state for Scientific Policy Thomas Dermine. “It is our way of thanking him and Her Majesty the Queen for their tireless efforts to promote the federal museums and of giving everyone the opportunity to visit the wonderful collections that our institutions preserve, study and promote”. Dermine went on to thank the museum directors and staff for making the initiative possible.
The Wiertz and Constantin Meunier Museums will only be open on 21 July, while the KBR Museum, the permanent collections of the the Porte de Hal and the Museum of Art and History will only be open on 22 and 23 July. According to The Brussels Times, the Museum of Art and History’s temporary exhibition “Expedition Egypt” will be accessible on 21 July for a €6 fee, with the exception of those entitled to a lower rate, i.e. holders of the museum pass and under-18s.