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Address: Rue Vautier 62, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A Fine Museum in Brussels

This museum contains works by Belgian romantic painter, sculptor and writer Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865), born in Dinant on 22 February 1806. In 1820 he entered the Antwerp Art... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
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Brussels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This museum contains works by Belgian romantic painter, sculptor and writer Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865), born in Dinant on 22 February 1806. In 1820 he entered the Antwerp Art Academy and was awarded an annual stipend from 1821 onwards by king William I of the Netherlands. He spent some time in Paris from November 1829 up to May 1832. He obtained... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Having found this by accident Me and my husband were pleasantly surprised. we were approached by the caretaker Patrick who spent a good hour with us telling us all about the artist and about the paintings and we loved every minute of it! I would recommend anyone coming to brussles to visit. It was also free admission too which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit, right next to the EU parliament. The artworks are stunning and the staff very friendly and knowledgable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We accidentally stumbled across this museum when we were looking for the Parliament buildings and it was by far the hidden gem of our trip to Brussels. To see such an expansive range of artwork and sculptures in such a concentrated area meant that we could get a true insight into the museum and the artist's background himself. Our tour... More 

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Hulste, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

With school we went there to do an exercise (not a boring one as you would expect by the way). I never heard about this, but I was kind of blown away. The paintings are simply huge. Not all very pretty, but still nice. Specialist may think different, but for a student with little money and looking for rest, this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This museum is not on the usual Brussels list of museums, and it might take a little effort to find it. Therefore there was almost no one there when I visited it, in the middle of the high season. It was free, another major plus. The works would not be so interesting on a superficial glance, but if you look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

And saw this museum listed on Trip Advisor. The pieces displayed were amazing (and huge). The subject matter is moving. Not a major time investment since the building only has one room but well worth it. Plus it's free!

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Antoine Wiertz is of course noted for his monumental paintings, some of which are exhibited on the ground floor of the Wiertz museum, which also happens to be the only floor of the building open to the public. Wiertz was definitely not in the league of gifted or masterful painters: it's a justified claim that refinement and technique were sacrificed... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Despite quite a long walk from the centre this free museum is well worth the trip! See huge paintings and sculptures from this William Blake-esq artist! A lovely way to pass time in this fantastic city! Prepare to be amazed! 😄

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

I've got to be totally honest I had never heard of this artist before I visited this museum. The museum is a fair walk out of town near to the European Parliament buildings which, when we visited, were heavily guarded by hunky Belgium solders complete with guns; all were very polite and all smiled and said bonjour, however I digress...... More 

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