Timings : 10 AM to 6 PM
Time Required : 1 hour
Entry Fee : Adult: EUR 10.00
The Centre Belge de la Bande dessinée or the Belgian Comic Strip Center is one of the most popular attractions in Brussels. A tribute to the zwanzei or sense of humour of the people of Brussels, the Comic Museum houses not just the famous Tintin and Smurfs comics but even lesser-known Belgian comics.
The Art Nouveau house designed by Victor Horta within which the museum is located, adds to the whimsical appeal of the place. The regularly renewed permanent exhibitions and a diversified programme of temporary exhibitions enable visitors to discover the countless aspects of comics art. Tintin and the Smurfs lead the way towards further adventures, an encounter with a world where creativity has no limits.
Each section of the museum contains a lot of information about particular topics (history, art, etc.), which is very well presented and translated in three different languages (French, Dutch and English). However, shown illustrative examples mostly focus on Belgian comics and are moreover either in French or in Dutch.
Comic Strip Walk (groups limited to 25 persons for a guide)
The Belgian Comic Strip Center holds a study library that houses probably the biggest collection of comic strips in the world. The study library allows visitors access to all the groups of albums, magazines and reference work conserved at BCSC. The library is open for shorter hours than the Museum but its compulsory to consult all its works in the library.
Timings: Tuesday to Saturday- from 10 AM to 6 PMNote that this library is only open to visitors aged over 16 years.
Closed on Sunday and Monday
Admission: EUR 1.50 or subscription EUR 9.00 for 10 days