Hortamuseum

Welcome

During this out-of-the-ordinary period, the Horta Museum continues to provide play, cultural and recreational content on Facebook, Instagram and on this website.
 
!! Reopening of the museum from 1st December - Reservation required !!
 

 
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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.

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

Victor Horta

 

CONTACT

Horta Museum
27 rue Américaine 

1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)

info@hortamuseum.be
+32 (0)2 543 04 90

Access

trams :
81, 92, 97 - stop Janson
bus :
54  - stop Trinité

See the map

Hortanima

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

 

Opening Times

From 1st of December: from 14:00 to 17:30, Tuesday to Friday and from 11:00 to 17:30 on Saturday and Sunday.
 
With the recognition of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles: free entrance on the first Sunday of the month.

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.

Prices

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 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. 

PRICE GUIDE

Week: 70 euros + individual entry fee.

Weekends: 80 euros + individual entry fee + 25 euros fee for the surveillance.
Evenings: 100 euros + individual entry fee + 350 euros fee for the surveillance.

Hire

3.300 euros (including guided tour, caretaking and insurance): dinner in the dining room (up to 20 people); cocktails up to 40 people (elisabeth@hortamuseum.be / +32.2.543.04.92)

CONTACTS

Office: info@hortamuseum.be
Curator: b.zurstrassen@hortamuseum.be
Adjunct Curator and archives: elisabeth@hortamuseum.be
Adjunct Curator Hannon Museum: gregory@hannonmuseum.be
Logistic function, IT and library: christophe@hortamuseum.be
Responsible public activities and iconography: thierry@hortamuseum.be
Security: mtighzoui@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