Pavillons d’Octroi - Porte d’Anderlecht 1000 Brussels +32 (0)2 279 43 83
The Museum is closed
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 a.m > 05.00 p.m
Experience an authentic sewer, stroll along the Senne and discover the little-known but ever so important profession of a sewage worker.
Descend deep into the bowels of the city for this unique experience!
!! IMPORTANT INFO :
A renovation project is currently ongoing on the canal of the Senne. We are doing our best to minimise the inconvenience of these works. There will be no work done on Saturdays and Sundays.
Security measures: Large suitcases and backpacks are not permitted.
Thank you for your understanding.
Free entrance on every first Sunday of the month! Explorer notebooks for the little ones and audio guides in which you play the leading role are available on demand at the reception. Curious? Come and visit us!
Info and booking
For this first theme year the museum focuses on the rat. This little mammal has a story to tell at the museum! Today we know more about polar bears and dolphins, while the rat has lived in our immediate environment for centuries!
The aim of this year’s theme is to talk about this species with neither complexes nor prejudices. They may not be wanted, but still managed to adapt incredibly well to the artificial environment of our cities.
Discover more about this exhibition
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.
Our teams welcome you from Tuesday to Sunday from 10AM to 5PM.
The museum has a cloakroom, but it is not suitable for storing suitcases and luggage. A locker is available at the train stations close to the museum: https://www.belgiantrain.be/en/station-information/nmbs-stations/luggage-storage
Are you an individual visitor? To make the most out of your visit to the museum, we advise you to book via our reservation platform. Wearing a face mask remains recommended when it’s very busy in the museum.
For groups : Reservation is required via our online form (also for groups without a guide)
The Brussels City Museum has obtained the Brussels Health Safety Label.
Thank you for your understanding and enjoy your visit.
The reservation of your visit is recommended.
You do not need to wear special clothing. But if you really want to get into the shoes of a sewer worker, bring your boots and torch!
You can pay for your ticket at the Museum reception area (the pavilion on the left when looking towards Anderlecht), and start your visit.
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.
Take the stairs to walk along the banks of the Senne.
Enter an actual sewer called a collector sewer, which is still in service!
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?
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:
Don’t forget your boots and torch!
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The Museum is closed: In the event of heavy rain, for safety reasons, the Museum staff reserves the right to refuse access to the covered river and sewer.
Porte d’Anderlecht | Anderlechtsepoort
T. +32 (0)2 279 43 83
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Group without a guide: € 10 or € 6 per person (min.12, max.25 people)Classic guided tour of the museum: € 100 + € 6/pers.Guided tour of the temporary exhibition “Rattus”: € 100 + € 6/pers.Teambuilding: € 150 + € 6/pers.
Tailor-made guided tour for visitors with special needs: € 70
Group without a guide: freeClassic guided tour of the museum: € 70Guided tour of the temporary exhibition “Rattus”: € 70
Guided tour of the museum: € 70Guided tour of the temporary exhibition “Rattus”: € 70
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