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.


  • Old Masters Museum: we take you on a journey through over 400 years of art history – from the 15th till the 19th century. During your visit, you will discover the old masters – such as Dirk Bouts, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck, Rembrandt and Jacques-Louis David – and pass by all major art movements: from the Flemish Primitives, past the Baroque, all the way to Neoclassicism.

  • Magritte Museum: the world's largest collection of the famous surrealist artist! Dive into the poetic and mysterious universe of René Magritte by exploring his paintings, gouaches, drawings, sculptures and painted objects, as well as his advertising posters, musical scores, photographs and films!   

  • Magritte Shop: offers a large selection of books about Magritte and his contemporaries, but also posters, postcards and original gift ideas.

  • Museum Shop: one of the most beautiful art book stores in Brussels.

  • Culinary pleasure: Tabl'O (in the weekend) for a quick lunch or a relaxing break, and the Art Club, the brand new restaurant by starred chef Yves Mattagne.

  • The library, the Archives of the RMFAB and the Archives of Contemporary Art in Belgium are accessible by appointment with limited service.

>> Download the museum plan here

Opening soon:

We are preparing a step-by-step reopening of the Fin-de-Siècle Museum, Wiertz Museum, Meunier Museum always keeping an eye on the safety of both our visitors and staff.


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.
  • In order to reduce the risk of contamination, it is mandatory to wear a face mask during your visit. This applies to all visitor over the age of 12.
  • 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.
  • Out of concern for both visitors and staff, we currently only accept payment by card  at the ticket desk.
  • 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.

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

how do I book a guided group tour?

Discover our guided tours for school groups and cultural groups here.

Due to the current health crisis and for obvious security reasons, we temporarily cannot allow groups  to visit the Museum collections independently.  Only groups who have booked a guided tour accompanied by a museum guide are admitted.

Please consult our group regulations here.



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?

  Musée OldMasters Museum Musée Magritte Museum OldMasters Museum + Magritte Museum
Adults (19 - 64)  € 10  € 10  € 15
Seniors (+ 65)   € 8  € 8  € 10
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  € 3  € 5
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 free 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