COVID-19 measures

Take a stroll, get some fresh air, go around the block... at the museum. Taking all necessary precautions, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium partly reopen their doors and invite you for a walk through European art history.


On Tuesday May 19th, we will reopen the Old Masters Museum. Visitors are invited to follow an outlined trail through the collection. The Museum Shop will also be open to the public.
We are preparing a step-by-step reopening of the Fin-de-Siècle Museum, Magritte Museum, Wiertz Museum and the Meunier Museum, always keeping an eye on the safety of both our visitors and staff.

Download the museum plan here


We kindly ask visitors to buy their tickets online as much as possible. You can find our webshop here.

In case you can't buy tickets online, we will open the ticket counter as well as our ticketing machines. For hygienic reasons we currently only accept payment by card.

Free tickets and tickets with specific discounts can only be obtained at the ticket counter. Thank you for your understanding.
The following fares are available online: adults; seniors; students and disabled persons (and accompanying person)

We have decided to use a (strict) timeslot system during this period, in order to safely spread visitors throughout the day. You can start your museum visit up to one hour after the chosen timeslot. We kindly ask you to respect your slot as much as possible.

Book your online ticket


In order to ensure a safe and pleasant visit for everyone, we ask visitors to observe the following measures:

  • We will introduce a quota per hour to spread the number of visitors safely throughout the day. If you buy a ticket online, you will be asked to choose a timeslot. You can start your visit up to one hour after this. Please respect your chosen timeslot.
  • one-way circuit through the museum will be outlined. Please stick to the trail.
  • Inside the museum, the rules of social distancing should be applied. We therefore ask visitors to keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres.
  • Depending on the size of the rooms, more or less people will be admitted simulatneously. The allowed number will always be indicated at the entrance of each room.
  • Elevators will only be made available to visitors with reduced mobility.
  • Out of concern for both visitors and staff, we currently only accept payment by card  at the ticket desk.
  • In order to reduce the risk of contamination, we do not offer audio guides.
  • Visitors can use the lockers in the cloakroom. These will always be disinfected after use.
  • A light security check will be carried out upon entry. The security guards will not touch the visitor's belongings.
  • We kindly ask you to travel as lightly as possible. Large bags and trolleys will be refused at the entrance; handbags and small backpacks will be allowed when stored in the cloakroom.
  • The public sanitary facilities and other sensitive areas (handles, doors) will be cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Disinfection gel and wipes are available at the e-ticket counters, cash registers and the museum shop.
  • All activities for individual visitors are suspended until further notice.
  • We do not accept group reservations until further notice.

In addition to these special measures, our visitor regulations continue to apply.


Protect yourself and others:

  • Stay at home, especially if you're sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres when you are outside.
  • Limit your physical social contacts.
  • Wear a mouth mask on public transport and in busy public spaces.
  • Use a new paper handkerchief each time and throw it away in a closed garbage can.
  • No handkerchief? cough or sneeze on the inside of your elbow.

For more information about the COVID-19 virus and prevention measures, go to

WHAT is THE admission FEE?

Adults (19 - 64)  € 10
Seniors (+ 65)   € 8
Students (-26 y/o; valid student card required) | People with disabilities / escort | Belgian job seekers and integration income beneficiaries (Law of 26/05/2002; upon presentation of supporting documents)  € 3
Children and youth (- 19; not in school group) | City of Brussels guides | Belgian school teachers | Members of ICOM(valid documents needed) | Science Policy (Belspo) staff (valid documents needed) | Friends of the RMFAB  | Press card holders (valid press card or appointment required) | Brussels Card | Ribbedebie & Attractions et Tourisme  free


Yes, the museum also welcomes visitors with reduced mobility.

  • You can use the entrance Regentschapsstraat 1A (please call here).
  • It is possible to borrow a wheelchair on site. These are always fully disinfected after each use
  • If you would like to inform us about your visit in advance, you can do so via