Our 2019 summer season runs from Wednesday April 3 to Sunday September 29. The central theme of this exceptional season is the 150th anniversary of the opening of the very first tram line in Brussels.
Opening times are similar to previous years. We would like to welcome you every Saturday, Sunday and holiday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (albeit without tram trips on Wednesdays). There are, however, a few notable exceptions due to the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Brussels tramways: the Museum will be closed on May 1 and May 5. To compensate for this, our biggest novelty for 2019 is that museum trams will be running on avenue Louise and rue Royale on May 5 and 30, June 10 and August 15!
A few dates to keep in mind:
- March 30: from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. free bus trips on line 28 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of this line (which was created on Nov. 25, 1969).
- May 1: large parade on rue Royale to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Brussels tramways. More information on this dedicated page.
- May 5, 30, June 10, August 15: historical tram trips on avenue Louise and rue Royale.
- May 11: flea market with objects and photos, organized by our colleagues at Mupdofer asbl (Musée privé de Documentation ferroviaire) at its location at Merode metro station.
- June 16: “green point” at ADEPS with departures from the Museum.
- July 6, 7: the Tour de France visits Brussels. Our Museum is exceptionally closed.
Obviously our traditional trips through the Sonian Forest and to Tervuren will still be around, as will trips to Cinquantenaire and Stockel on Sundays and holidays. Our Museum buses will connect the Museum to the centre of Brussels on Sundays and holidays as well. Finally, every Sunday the Brussels Tourist Tramway welcomes you aboard for guided tours through of the city.
Make sure to take a look at our detailed calendar and timetables on our practical information page. More details on each important event will be communicated through all of our channels and in the “MTUB News” chapter of Tram 2000 magazine.