Clockarium (fully booked)
The Clockarium museum has built up a deserved reputation for its astounding collection of earthenware clocks (numbering more than 1,300!), but the building that houses it is interesting in its own right. This fine example of an Art Deco city residence was built by architect Gustave Bossuyt in 1935. At the time of its construction, the house featured two ‘offset’ floors with, on the third floor, a terrace with a pergola, which was replaced in 1953 with a large bedroom and en-suite bathroom, designed by L. Schoemaker. In the hallway stands a mosaic-tiled Art Deco fountain, which invites you in to explore the mantelpiece ornaments from across Europe. This attractive backdrop, with its sophisticated materials, fits in perfectly with the style of the museum itself and offers its growing number of visitors an experience that cannot be found anywhere else in Brussels.
For the Heritage Days, the museum will be organising a temporary exhibition called Meet under the Clocks, including two exceptional Art Nouveau clocks from the collection.
Guided tours enabling visitors to gain a better insight into what makes the building so special and introduce the permanent collection: Sun. at 15:30 (in English); 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00 and 17:30 (in French); 11:30 and 14:30 (in Dutch).
Sun. only, 10:00 to 18:00
Boulevard Auguste Reyers/Auguste Reyerslaan 163, Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek
Guided tours and by reservation only