04.07.20 > 05.09.20

Photo exhibition

Barathrum 

The photographs of the Brussels Sewer Museum taken by Aurélien Martini are on display from 4 July to 5 September 2020. This exhibition is the culmination of his final assignment for the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (ARBA). It was born from the exploration of an unknown space - the sewers of Brussels. 

Let yourself be carried away into this universe while losing your bearings: in this place, the real and the imaginary blend into one.


 

Opening

Dear visitors,

Our teams welcome you from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in compliance with the rules of social distancing and hygiene measures.

The reservation of your visit is compulsory via our reservation platform.
You must purchase your entrance ticket on site and via electronic means.

From 14 July, the museum will be offering guided tours again, in compliance with social distancing rules:

- Group reservation is compulsory.
- Groups are limited to 10 people maximum (we have adjusted our prices, where necessary).
- Each person must wear a mask.

Our guide will welcome you, wearing a mask or visor, and will give each participant headphones for the duration of the visit. These will be disinfected before and after each visit. 

Thank you for your understanding and enjoy your visit.


Le réseau d’égouts sous Bruxelles-Ville

Did you know? The sewer network under the Brussels Region is nearly 1900 km long! Thousands of cubic metres of waste water flow through these 1900 km of underground drains and tunnels every day.

The Sewer Museum invites you on an unusual trip into a very hidden side of Brussels but which is absolutely vital for the running of the city. An active museum with the River Senne playing the leading role. A museum that tells the story of when, why and how the sewers were built, describes the sewer workers job in this underground world and explains the city’s water cycle.

La Senne ©E.Danhier The main sewer on the Chaussée de Mons ©E.Danhier The main sewer on the Chaussée de Mons 2©E.Danhier Room dedicated to sewage workers Room dedicated to sewage workers Room dedicated to sewage workers
Feel free to check out the museum website on the day of your visit to check whether the museum is fully accessible or not.    

Practical Tips

Location

Sewer Museum
Pavillons d’Octroi - Porte d’Anderlecht 
1000 Brussels
T. +32 (0)2 279 43 83

Transport

Trams 51 and 82
Bus 46
(Porte d’Anderlecht)

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Closed on Sundays and Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December

How to dress for a museum visit?

In dry weather, visitors can walk along one of the subterranean tunnels of the Senne and  the Chaussée de Mons drain, which is still in use.

These sections are regularly cleaned and no special clothing is required.
 

Tarifs

Individuel

< aged 18 & citizen of the City of Brussels, leraren en pers Presse, professionele gidsen en sprekers, personeel Stad Brussel, Agent Vivaqua, MuseumPass, ICOM, ICOMOS, International Police Association 0€
Students, job seeker 4€
Seniors, groups & European Disability Card 6€
Adults 8€

Guided tour

The Museum can be visited freely, in groups or on guided tours

Guided tours
€ 75/ week + entry per person
€ 90/ weekend + entry per person

Kids
ExploRATion notebook: a fun itinerary that accompanies the visit of 8-12 years old

+ 32 (0)2 279 23 60
servicedespublics@brucity.be

Guided tour

Dear visitors, 

From 14 July, the museum will be offering guided tours again, in compliance with social distancing rules:
- Group reservation is compulsory.
- Groups are limited to 10 people maximum (we have adjusted our prices, where necessary).
- Each person must wear a mask.

Our guide will welcome you, wearing a mask or visor, and will give each participant headphones for the duration of the visit. These will be disinfected before and after each visit. 

Kids & School

ExploRATion log
Explore the Sewer Museum through the games and puzzles in this log book. 
As an exploRATion commander, your mission is to discover the origin of the sewers, the importance of water in the development of Brussels, its preservation across the world and the amazing work carried out by sewer workers.
Ideal for: 8 to 12 years
Duration: +/- 1 hour
Cost: € 1 or download in To know more

Guided tour 
Take your students on an expedition through the city where they will learn all sorts of fascinating facts about water, and its journey from the tap to the water treatment plant. 
An informative and extraordinary journey into the bowels of the city.
Ideal for: 7 +
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: € 50 per group (max. 25 children) Prices have been adjusted from 14 July until the resumption of normal activities:  € 25.00 all inclusive (max. 12 children).

Adults

Guided tour 
Find out when, why and how the sewers were built. Also discover the working conditions endured by men in this underground world. You will also learn about the importance of water management in the city.
Duration: 1 hour
Price: € 75 (during the week) or € 90 (at the weekend) per group + entry to the museum per person.
Fixed price of € 50 (all inclusive) for social welfare associations.

Prices have been adjusted from 14 July until the resumption of normal activities: 
€ 40.00 (weekdays) or € 45.00 (weekends) + € 6.00 per person
€ 25.00 all inclusive rate for social organizations.

Team-building
Would you like to strengthen the bond in your team?
The museum has put together a fun visit allowing you to unearth the history of Brussels, the Senne and the sewers. Whether calling upon your sense of smell or hearing, various activities will help you to better understand your everyday life in terms of water consumption and the preservation of the environment.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: € 120 per group (15 persons max.) + entry to the museum per person.

Events

 Opening

Opening

From June 30

The Sewer Museum is delighted to welcome you back! Please ensure that you comply with the distancing rules and hygiene measures set out below:- The reservation of your visit is compulsory via our rese...
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Photo exhibition

Photo exhibition

04.07.20 > 05.09.20

BarathrumThe photographs of the Brussels Sewer Museum taken by Aurélien Martini are on display from 4 July to 5 September 2020. This exhibition is the culmination of his final assignment for the Acadé...
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To know more

Here you can find more information on the museum and the educational materials:

Puzzle : Water cycle

Download pdf

A little history

See more

Kids (9-12 years)

Download pdf

Virtual visit

Open

Contact us


+32 (0)2 279 43 83

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Staff

Person responsible for the Sewer Museum:
aude.hendrick@brucity.be

Médiation:  
martin.angenot@brucity.be

Communication:
Digital & International Development: eleonore.duchene@brucity.be  
Press officer & coordination: vinciane.godfrind@brucity.be
 

Booking

servicedespublics@brucity.be

+ 32 2 279 23 60



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From June 30

Opening

The Sewer Museum is delighted to welcome you back! Please ensure that you comply with the distancing rules and hygiene measures set out below:

- The reservation of your visit is compulsory via our reservation platform.
- You must purchase your entrance ticket on site and via electronic means only. 
- We strongly recommend that you wear a mask.
- A distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained between visitors at all times (except for family members living in the same household).
- The museum circuit is marked out in order to ensure visitors follow the one-way system.
- Lockers and seats are unavailable.
- The shop is currently closed.

 
Retour

04.07.20 > 05.09.20

Photo exhibition

Barathrum

The photographs of the Brussels Sewer Museum taken by Aurélien Martini are on display from 4 July to 5 September 2020. This exhibition is the culmination of his final assignment for the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (ARBA). It was born from the exploration of an unknown space - the sewers of Brussels. 

To describe the sewers in "Les Misérables", Victor Hugo uses the word “Barathrum” which literally means "ravine, pit, abyss, belly". Perhaps you are in the dark as to this obscure landscape? It can seem cold and inhospitable. And yet it is part of our most intimate daily life. These photographs focus on the texture of this hidden environment. They immerse us in a world made of concrete, dripping walls, rough surroundings and lime deposits. 

Let yourself be carried away into this universe while losing your bearings: in this place, the real and the imaginary blend into one.

 
Retour

Le réseau d’égouts sous Bruxelles-Ville

The Sewer Museum invites you on an unusual trip into a very hidden side of Brussels but which is absolutely vital for the running of the city. An active museum with the River Senne playing the leading role. A museum that tells the story of when, why and how the sewers were built, describes the sewer workers job in this underground world and explains the city’s water cycle.

 
Retour

The musuem in pictures

 
Retour

Location

Sewer Museum
Pavillons d’Octroi - Porte d’Anderlecht 
1000 Brussels
T. +32 (0)2 279 43 83
Find us
 
Retour

Transport

Trams 51 and 82
Bus 46
(Porte d’Anderlecht)

 
Retour

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Closed on Sundays and Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December
 
Retour

How to dress for a museum visit?

In dry weather, visitors can walk along one of the subterranean tunnels of the Senne and  the Chaussée de Mons drain, which is still in use.

These sections are regularly cleaned and no special clothing is required.
 
 
Retour

To know more

Here you can find more information on the museum and the educational materials:

 
Retour

A little history

A little history

See more
 
Retour

Kids

Kids (9-12 years)

Download pdf
 
Retour

Sewer museum

 
Retour

Contact

Contact us


+32 (0)2 279 43 83

Newsletter

Subscribe and don’t miss out on any of our activities!

Subscribe
Your email will not be shared.

 
Retour

Staff

Person responsible for the Sewer Museum:
aude.hendrick@brucity.be

Médiation:  
martin.angenot@brucity.be

Communication:
Digital & International Development: eleonore.duchene@brucity.be  
Press officer & coordination: vinciane.godfrind@brucity.be
 
 
Retour

Booking

servicedespublics@brucity.be

+ 32 2 279 23 60



 
Retour

Opening

Dear visitors,

Our teams welcome you from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in compliance with the rules of social distancing and hygiene measures.

The reservation of your visit is compulsory via our reservation platform.
You must purchase your entrance ticket on site and via electronic means.

From 14 July, the museum will be offering guided tours again, in compliance with social distancing rules:

- Group reservation is compulsory.
- Groups are limited to 10 people maximum (we have adjusted our prices, where necessary).
- Each person must wear a mask.

Our guide will welcome you, wearing a mask or visor, and will give each participant headphones for the duration of the visit. These will be disinfected before and after each visit. 

Thank you for your understanding and enjoy your visit.


 
Retour

Water cycle

Puzzle : Water cycle

Download pdf
 
Retour

Déconfinement

Dear visitors, 

From 14 July, the museum will be offering guided tours again, in compliance with social distancing rules:
- Group reservation is compulsory.
- Groups are limited to 10 people maximum (we have adjusted our prices, where necessary).
- Each person must wear a mask.

Our guide will welcome you, wearing a mask or visor, and will give each participant headphones for the duration of the visit. These will be disinfected before and after each visit. 

 
Retour

Kids & School

ExploRATion log
Explore the Sewer Museum through the games and puzzles in this log book. 
As an exploRATion commander, your mission is to discover the origin of the sewers, the importance of water in the development of Brussels, its preservation across the world and the amazing work carried out by sewer workers.
Ideal for: 8 to 12 years
Duration: +/- 1 hour
Cost: € 1 or download in To know more

Guided tour 
Take your students on an expedition through the city where they will learn all sorts of fascinating facts about water, and its journey from the tap to the water treatment plant. 
An informative and extraordinary journey into the bowels of the city.
Ideal for: 7 +
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: € 50 per group (max. 25 children) Prices have been adjusted from 14 July until the resumption of normal activities:  € 25.00 all inclusive (max. 12 children).
 
Retour

Adults

Guided tour 
Find out when, why and how the sewers were built. Also discover the working conditions endured by men in this underground world. You will also learn about the importance of water management in the city.
Duration: 1 hour
Price: € 75 (during the week) or € 90 (at the weekend) per group + entry to the museum per person.
Fixed price of € 50 (all inclusive) for social welfare associations.

Prices have been adjusted from 14 July until the resumption of normal activities: 
€ 40.00 (weekdays) or € 45.00 (weekends) + € 6.00 per person
€ 25.00 all inclusive rate for social organizations.

Team-building
Would you like to strengthen the bond in your team?
The museum has put together a fun visit allowing you to unearth the history of Brussels, the Senne and the sewers. Whether calling upon your sense of smell or hearing, various activities will help you to better understand your everyday life in terms of water consumption and the preservation of the environment.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: € 120 per group (15 persons max.) + entry to the museum per person.

 
Retour

Individual

Individuel

< aged 18 & citizen of the City of Brussels, leraren en pers Presse, professionele gidsen en sprekers, personeel Stad Brussel, Agent Vivaqua, MuseumPass, ICOM, ICOMOS, International Police Association 0€
Students, job seeker 4€
Seniors, groups & European Disability Card 6€
Adults 8€
 
Retour

School / Kids

 
Retour

Guided tour

The Museum can be visited freely, in groups or on guided tours

Guided tours
€ 75/ week + entry per person
€ 90/ weekend + entry per person

Kids
ExploRATion notebook: a fun itinerary that accompanies the visit of 8-12 years old

+ 32 (0)2 279 23 60
servicedespublics@brucity.be
 
Retour

Photo exhibition

Barathrum 

The photographs of the Brussels Sewer Museum taken by Aurélien Martini are on display from 4 July to 5 September 2020. This exhibition is the culmination of his final assignment for the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (ARBA). It was born from the exploration of an unknown space - the sewers of Brussels. 

Let yourself be carried away into this universe while losing your bearings: in this place, the real and the imaginary blend into one.


 
Retour

Virtual visit

Virtual visit

Open