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Pavillons d’Octroi - Porte d’Anderlecht 1000 Brussels +32 (0)2 279 43 83

The Museum is open

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 a.m > 05.00 p.m

DID YOU KNOW? THE SEWER NETWORK UNDER THE BRUSSELS REGION IS NEARLY 1900 KM LONG! THOUSANDS OF CUBIC METRES OF WASTE WATER FLOW THROUGH THESE 1900 KM OF UNDERGROUND DRAINS AND TUNNELS EVERY DAY.

The Sewer Museum invites you on an unusual trip into a very hidden side of Brussels but which is absolutely vital for the running of the city. An active museum with the River Senne playing the leading role. A museum that tells the story of when, why and how the sewers were built, describes the sewer workers job in this underground world and explains the city’s water cycle.

Covid-19

Dear visitors,

Our teams welcome you from Tuesday to Sunday from 10AM to 5PM, in compliance with the rules of social distancing and hygiene measures.

To visit the museum, you must present your Covid Safe Ticket as well as proof of identity. Preferably digitally.
The Covid Safe Ticket is compulsory from 16 years old.

Wearing a mask is compulsory from 10 years old.

The reservation of your visit is recommanded via our reservation platform.

For groups

Reservation is required via our online form
School groups are not subject to the CST presentation. However, students, teachers and accompanying persons must wear a mask in the museum.

The Brussels City Museum has obtained the Brussels Health Safety Label.

Thank you for your understanding and enjoy your visit.

What do I need to know about

a visit to the Sewer Museum?

Pavillon Octroi © Noël Quentin
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Booking

The reservation of your visit is recommanded.

Booking

Tenue d’égoutier © Eric Danhier
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What should I wear?

You do not need to wear special clothing. However, to enjoy the experience to the full, we recommend that you wear boots and don’t forget your torch!

Salle Senne © Noël Quentin
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At the Museum

You can pay for your ticket at the Museum reception area (the pavilion on the left when looking towards Anderlecht), and start your visit.

Salle Wagon Vanne © Noël Quentin
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First pavilion

Discover the secrets of the Senne and find out more about daily water management in Brussels, the construction and reconstruction of sewers, the profession of a sewage worker and the urban legends of the sewers.

La Senne © Eric Danhier
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The Senne

Take the stairs to walk along the banks of the Senne.

Le collecteur © Eric Danhier
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The collector

Enter an actual sewer called a collector sewer, which is still in service!

Salle Or Bleu © Eric Danhier
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Second pavilion

Head back up to the second pavilion to learn more about sewer equipment throughout history and the management of blue gold around the world. A short stop at our museum shop.
Did you notice that you are on the other side of the crossroads?

Explorer’s notebook

Are you ready for the adventure?
Take our mascot on a journey and discover the Sewer Museum, thanks to the games and puzzles in the explorer’s notebook! Your mission, if you choose to accept it:

  • Find out about the importance of water in the historical development of Brussels
  • Understand the role sewers play in a city
  • Discover the incredible profession of a sewage worker
  • Learn to appreciate the importance of preserving water for our planet and those who inhabit it

Don’t forget your boots and torch!

Available free of charge at the museum reception or to Download

The Museum is open

The Location

Sewer Museum
Porte d’Anderlecht | Anderlechtsepoort
1000 Brussels
T. +32 (0)2 279 43 83

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