René Magritte Museum, Jette

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Housed in the home where he lived for 24 years, René Magritte Museum paints a picture of the life of the Belgian surrealist painter. Rene Magritte, world-renowned for his surrealist painting, lived in this house from 1930 to 1950. Walk the same halls as did the celebrated painter, and see where he created roughly half of his works, including many of his masterpieces. On five floors, the museum displays 200 of Magritte's paintings, including "Scheherazade," "The Return," and "The Empire of Light." See beyond Magritte's paintings as you explore the ground floor, decorated as it would have looked when the artist occupied the home. Find out how to plan Brussels trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • We wanted to test this famous Museum. We are not great lovers of arts but we loved! Price € 2 for 18-25 years very interesting
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  • Margritte's house where he lived for 24 years until 1954 is located in Jette. From downtown Bruxelles it is about 40 minutes with bus. The house is very anonymous and you have to ring twice to get the...  more »
  • Quite an interesting show, but I was expecting more. It is small, although it is located on several floors. However, I recommend to visit.
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  • Horrible door2door experience. Bottlenecks everywhere. No signposting. Cafe closed but nobody knew or told us. Impolite staff. Very child-unfriendly. No story, no experience, no thrill. Rooms are dark like caverns, staff warned our children to whisper instead of talk. Our children started full of enthusiasm, which got killed within 5 minutes. For the management and staff, we suggest a study tour in UK, or anywhere else - and an intensive course in LEAN museum management, maybe at V&A, London.
  • Polite staff and easy to navigate... went on a Monday morning and it wasn’t too crowded. Unfortunately a couple of the paintings I wanted to see were not there and were being “examined scientifically” :(
  • Great museum with a very detailed history of Magritte’s life and works. It’s highly recommended to get the audio guide and spend time with all explanations. There are a lot of details worth exploring.
  • Don’t do the museum without some kind of a guide. The information at the exhibition is poor and once you are in you do not have the option to acquire one. The QR codes are at the entrance. Lots of correspondence material without any explanation. Lacking many of the most famous paintings by the artist.
  • It is worth buying a ticket to this small museum just to see the views of city of Brussels!! The have an extensive collection of his art and the gift shop has all things Magritte .A must visit place for Magritte fans. A short walk from public transportation and easy access to nearby historic buildings/landmarks as well as local businesses.

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