A nice idea for holiday outing

Cultural Places
Written by Aureline Maillard - 29 Oct 2018, 09:35 (Updated: 06 Nov 2018, 09:59)
A nice idea for holiday outing
From the academic to the curious, on a journey through myths, discoveries and the chaos and cohesion that shaped modern Europe.


The museum, housed in a beautifully renovated Art Deco building in Leopold Park, is the perfect place to travel through centuries of European history. With the help of a multimedia tablet you can see, hear and touch objects and documents from over 300 collections across Europe. The permanent exhibition is dedicated to the history of the 19th and 20th centuries, with a special focus on European cooperation. The museum offers a unique pan-European perspective that invites you to critically reflect on our shared European past.

A visit takes approximately 90 minutes.

 

An adventure for the whole family

The museum offers many exciting and interactive experiences for families. Accompanied by Princess Europa and her brother Cadmus, children aged 6-10 discover the museum through the magic of the special discovery spaces, allowing them to explore European history in a playful way. So let’s embark on an exciting adventure!

 

Upon arrival, kids receive a backpack, a time-traveller passport and an activity booklet to prepare them for their journey. The backpack contains everything they need, such as a hat that protects them on their adventure and a magnifying glass to examine the treasures they may come across.

 

On their voyage, they will experience European history in different ways. For one, they may end up in a travel agency from the 1960s, where they can book a holiday just like their grandparents used to do. After they have chosen their destination, they’ll hop in a vintage car and experience how people used to travel back in the day. Wouldn’t it be exciting to find out?

 

After traveling through time, your children can also dress up, and turn into whoever they want to be. Do they feel like drifting through space, watching the world from up high? Then why not become an astronaut for a day! Maybe, they’d rather feel like helping people in need? Then becoming a World War 2 paramedic would be the right thing for them. Take a picture in your costume, and it will almost look real with the amazing background!.

 

Predict the Future

Not only will kids be travelling back in time, but also back to the future! Have they ever wondered what the future may look like? They are not the only ones! People from the past must have marvelled over how new technologies could change the future. Why not let their imaginations run wild, so they can draw pictures of how robots may change our world. Those drawings will then be hung up on the wall of the museum for everyone to see!

 

On Wednesdays and during weekends, museum educators will be present to guide you through the discovery spaces. These extra activities take place on:
Wednesday: 14:00-17:00
Weekends: 10:30-11:30 // 14:00-17:00

Participation is free of charge, and without reservation.
 

Practical information about the museum:

Open all week, free, tablets available in the 24 EU languages, groups of 10 or more need to reserve several weeks in advance, duration of visit: 90 min.

 

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