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



Currently on display

Take a look at the wonderful and impressive Atlas Maior, the final version of Joan Blaeu's atlas, and the largest and most expensive book published in the seventeenth century. Walk around between a sea monk, Red Riding Hood, works of Guillaume Apollinaire and Paul van Ostaijen and so much more. And best of all: it's free!


Opening hours

Monday to Saturday, 9.00 to 17.00. Closed on Sundays and public holidays, and on Saturdays in July and August..

  • Admission free of charge.




Audio guide

A free audio guide is available from IZI travel: Frederic de Reiffenberg, the Library's very first curator, shows you around.

Download the audio guide