Librarium is a unique museum where you can find out all about the history of books, writing, and libraries.
Here, authentic documents and interactive and audiovisual equipment will tell you about different kinds of writing, unusual books, manuscripts, miniature books, newspapers, drawings, special medals, and even comic books.

Entrance: Mont des Arts, B-1000 Brussels


Opening hours

Monday to Saturday, 9.00 to 17.00. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

  • Admission free of charge.
  • Free audio guide (available in 4 languages: en, fr, nl, de): Frederic de Reiffenberg, the Library's very first curator, shows you around.


Theme: Russian Revolution

In order to do justice to the unique collections of the Royal Library of Belgium, many document displays are changed every 3 months, so you can get a different view of things each time.

100 years after the Russian Revolution, you can view important documents linked to these important events: diaries, an edition of Marx' Lohnarbeit und Kapital and propaganda messages that were disseminated during, or after, the period in question.

Also on display, until 22 April: artists' books.

Some of the documents which are or were displayed in Librarium can also be viewed online.



Guided tours

Booking: or +32 (0)2 519 53 72.

Price: 50€/group