Hidden Belgium: Train World

Hidden Belgium: Train World

The spectacular Train World in Brussels reopens with a new exhibition dedicated to royalty and trains. The exhibition looks at the links between Belgian royalty and the railway network they helped to develop in Belgium.

The innovative railway museum opened in 2016 in a renovated 19th century railway station in the Brussels suburb of Schaerbeek. Its dramatic interior was conceived by Belgian comic strip artist François Schuiten, with moody background music composed by Bruno Letort.

You can climb on board a steam locomotive, peer inside a luxury sleeping car and inspect nostalgic railway officials’ uniforms.

Derek Blyth’s hidden secret of the day: Derek Blyth is the author of the bestselling “The 500 Hidden Secrets of Belgium”. He picks out one of his favourite hidden secrets for The Brussels Times every day.

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