!! Reopening of the museum from 1st December - Reservation required !!
The Horta Museum is located in the private house and studio of Victor Horta (1861-1947).
Built between 1898 and 1901 at 23-25, rue Américaine in Saint-Gilles, Brussels, the two buildings are typical of Art Nouveau at its height. The interior decoration has largely been retained, the mosaics, stained glass, and wall decorations forming a harmonious and elegant whole, down to the last detail.
The Research Center brings together a library dedicated to Art Nouveau on a worldwide scale, a precious reserve of old publications and various archive collections. The library’s inventory is an important first step before putting the list of available works online. This step is carried out by the museum team and directed by Judith Colins, our volunteer librarian.
On the website of the museum, section Hort@home, you'll find the several lectures presented during the Symposium “SECRETS OF THE STUDIOS, THE ART NOUVEAU ORNAMENT”, organised by the Horta Museum on 18th of September 2020 at the CIVA.
After the film, here is the interactive restitution: take a walk in the Maison du Peuple from December 18th.
Build a Palace that would not be a palace, but a "house" where air and light would be the luxury so long excluded from the workers' slums.
27 rue Américaine
1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)
+32 (0)2 543 04 90
81, 92, 97 - stop Janson
54 - stop Trinité
See the map
«Les lundis d’Horta»
Guides tours and workshops for schools (French & Dutch only)
Reservation is required: here
Last entrance at 17:00.
New provisions in response to coronavirus:
- Booking is appreciate
- No phone or email reservation required
- Visitor circuit adjusted for maximum safety and hygiene
- No cloakrooms or lavatories : handbags and small backpacks only (40 x 30 x 25 cm maximum)
- Masks obligatory
- Photography and use of mobile phones forbidden
- Payment on leaving the Museum
Two sets of opening times:
The Museum is open Tuesday to Friday 2 pm - 5.30 pm. Last entry is at 5 pm.
Mornings are reserved for group visits.
The Museum is open Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 5.30 pm. Last entry is at 5 pm.
The Museum is closed on Mondays and on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, Ascension Day, 21 July, 15 August, 1&11 November, 25 December.
Adults - 10 euros
Students (from 18 year old) - 5 euros
Seniors (+ 65), job-seekers and Sint-Gillis inhabitants - 6 euros
Primary/Secondary pupils from 6 to 18 year - 3 euros
Article 27 - 1.25 euros
MuseumPass - free entrance
Icom card, Okv card, press card - free entrance
Groups and Guided Tours
Guided tours by appointment, booked one week in advance, 9.00-13.00 (maximum three groups per hour) and 14.00-16.30 (maximum one group per hour).
Guided visits are also possible during the weekend (by appointment), booked one week in advance, in the morning 11.00-13.00 (one group per hour) and 9.15-11.00 (maximum 3 groups).
Private visits after 17.30 can be arranged:
email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 543 04 90.
Languages: French, English, Dutch, German and, possibly, Italian and Swedish.
Guided Art Nouveau walks in the area can be arranged.
Weekends: 80 euros + individual entry fee + 25 euros fee for the surveillance.
Evenings: 100 euros + individual entry fee + 350 euros fee for the surveillance.
3.300 euros (including guided tour, caretaking and insurance): dinner in the dining room (up to 20 people); cocktails up to 40 people (email@example.com / +32.2.543.04.92)
Adjunct Curator and archives: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adjunct Curator Hannon Museum: email@example.com
Logistic function, IT and library: firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible public activities and iconography: email@example.com
The Museum, the first Art Nouveau ‘listed’ building in the Brussels Région (1963), opened to the public in 1969. It is a World Heritage Site and won the Belgian Museum Prize in 2012.
Photography is forbidden. The copyright off Horta’s works is managed by SOFAM.
The Museum is supported by the Commune of Saint-Gilles, the Région of Bruxelles-Capitale (Department of Monuments and Sites), the French Community of Belgium, the King Baudouin Foundation, and the Fonds de restauration du patrimonie mobilier ING in Belgium, managed by Roberto Polo of the King Baudouin Foundation.
EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards