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Royal Museum for Central Africa
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Ranked #68 of 403 things to do in Brussels
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the prairie
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“go when it opens”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is a fabulous one of a kind museum that I highly recommend. Right now (summer 2014) it is closed for renovations and won't be open for a couple of years. This is one of the largest collections of ethnographic and historic materials from Africa. But it also has some very different kinds of exhibits that really make you think.

Visited August 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Old exhibition”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Was there a few weeks before they closed for renovation. It was interesting to see the old exhibition with a lot of praise for Belgium's colonial history. It is widely known today that Belgium has a horrible legacy in the DRC, and hopefully the new exhibition will emphasise on that.

Visited November 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“currently closed for refurbishing”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

When visiting Tervuren you should visit this museum.
Very interesting museum, located in a beautiful park.
It's will be worth your time.

Visited November 2013
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Rockville, md
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Will the new version in 2016 be more PC?”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Unbelievable to see the size of this palace build just to showcase what Léopold took out of the Congo. The number of artifacts was truly amazing.
I'm glad we saw it before the renovation, to see the whole experiences through the eyes of the colonizers. There were a few new signs that were a bit apologetic and I'm sure when it reopens, there will be a more 21st century view of colonialism and it's plunder.

Nice tram ride from the city and a nice cafe between the tram stop and the museum.

Visited August 2013
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Brussels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Africa museum closed for 2 years”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

the giant Elephant and all other exhibits have been moved early December into storage. The museum will be closed for at least 2 years total renovation including a modern annex. Can you wait till 2016 to see their vast collections in a better light and display.............

Visited November 2013
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