Hortamuseum

Welcome

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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.

 

CONTACT

Hortamuseum
25, rue Américaine

1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)

info@hortamuseum.be
02/543.04.90

Access

trams :
81, 92, 97 (place Janson)
bus : 54.
See the map

Hortanima

«Les lundis d’Horta»
Guides tours and workshops for schools (French & Dutch only)
www.hortanima.be

 

Events

vignette-site.jpg Horta and the light

From the Hotel Tassel to the Central station

27/03/2018 - 24/06/2018

The evocation of nature and rational construction inspired by nature are the basic building blocks of Victor Horta’s architecture and of the living environment of its inhabitants and users. By placing a light metallic frame at the heart of his architecture, he opens up spaces and creates an extraordinary method for capturing daylight and at the same time creating a stunning Chiaroscuro effect that plays with light and darkness. The exhibition revisits the work of Victor Horta through the theme of light, from the Lambeaux Temple to the Central Station.

Pierre Bonnefille -MeditationRoom_03 ©Luca Bonnefille.jpg Exhibition Pierre Bonnefille

7 March - 23 April

The meeting of Victor Horta and Pierre Bonnefille is so evident here. The house of the great Art Nouveau architect and the works of the French artist both demonstrate a unique attention to the play of shadows and textures, color and space, inspired by mineral and vegetal patterns.

In collaboration with the Collectible fair (7 - 11 march 2018)

 
 

Opening Times

The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 14.00-17.30.

Last entry is at 5 pm
Mornings are reserved for group visits.

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.

Prices

Adults: 10 euros
Students 5 euros
Seniors and Sint-Gillis inhabitants: 6 euros
Primary/Secondary pupils from 6 to 18 year : 3 euros
Icom card, Okv card, press card : free entrance 

Groups and Guided Tours

Guided tours by appointment, booked one week in advance,
9.00-12.00 (maximum three groups per hour) and
14.00-16.30 (maximum one group per hour).

Private visits after 17.30 can be arranged:
email info@hortamuseum.be 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. You can also use our smartphone app.

Price
Week: 60 euros + individual entry fee
Weekends: 70 euros + individual entry fee
Evenings: 350 euros + 70 euros + individual entry fee.

Hire

2.500 euros (including guided tour, caretaking and insurance): dinner in the dining room (up to 20 people); cocktails (up to 40 people). 

CONTACTS

Office : info@hortamuseum.be
Curator : francoiseaubry@hortamuseum.be
Assistant curator & archives : b.zurstrassen@hortamuseum.be
Library : christophe@hortamuseum.be
Hortanima, iconography : thierrymondelaers@hortamuseum.be

 

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