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: The nature in the city and in Maurice Maeterlinck's work

From 25th of July until 21st of October

All about the famous belgian writer and Literature Nobel Prize laureate Maurice Maeterlinck, his work and his fascination for nature and insects.

You will also discover the correspondence between his friends and sponsor Florence Perkins, a unique insight in Maeterlinck's way of writing.  

Some beautiful books about plants from different time periodes are linking Librarium to the roof garden on the top of the building.





Guided tours

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

Price: 50€/group