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    Brussels Museums open on Thursday evenings

    Every Thursday evening, from 5 pm to 10 pm, different participating museums open their doors for a novel experience.

    The second half of Brussels 2018 Museum Nocturnes has started. From November until 6 December, 32 museums will open their doors on Thursday evenings. The Brussels Museums Nocturnes are an initiative of Brussels Museums, the non-profit Brussels Museums Council. Every Thursday evening, from 5 pm to 10 pm, visitors can visit at least five museums and explore a new side of Brussels in a novel way, at a really good price. A single admission to one of the museums costs €4 (standard) or €2 (under 26 years old), while the Nocturnes pass is also available at a reduced price.

    This Thursday, 1 November, three major art centers open the calendar: BOZAR – Center for Fine Arts, WIELS – Center for Contemporary Art  and Kanal – Center Pompidou. Two smaller museums will also participate: The Museum of Erotism and Mythology (MEM) and the Van Buuren Museum and Gardens. 

    The MEM is the only museum dedicated to eroticism in Belgium and reveals an amazing private collection dedicated to erotic art. The Van Buuren Museum and Gardens offer an architectural ensemble typical of the Amsterdam School and a dazzling art deco interior dating from 1928. The museum has a collection of paintings representing five centuries of art including works by Ensor, Permeke and Van de Woestijne.

    Visitors can look forward to some unusual Brussels musuems for the second half of the Brussels Museums Nocturnes 2018:

    – The Clockarium: This museum, which has an art-deco house, is an ode to ceramic art deco clocks, a unique collection and a real curiosity in the city.

    – Choco-Story Brussels and several museums of the City of Brussels (Fashion & Lace Museum, MannekenPis GardeRobe, Bruxella 1238) are surprising discoveries in the center of Brussels, even for the city’s locals.

    – At the Braille Museum, visitors discover life as experienced by people who are blind or visually impaired. 

    – The ULB – Free University of Brussels has several collections which are largely unknown to many of Brussels residents. No less than six of its museums participate in nocturnes, 15 November on the Solbosch Campus, such as the ExpoPorno. 

    For more information on the nocturnes programmes: www.brusselsmuseumsnocturnes.be 

    The Brussels Times