Who hasn’t dreamed of stepping back in time to discover the evolution of the automobile? This dream comes true at Autoworld, a Brussels gem where every car tells its own story.
If you’re thinking of visiting these places, read my article. It will give you all the information you need.
Autoworld: the history of the automobile in a Brussels Museum
Located in the Parc du Cinquantenaire, Autoworld is the place to be for car enthusiasts.
It’s a real-time capsule that lets you discover the history of the automobile in a fun and exciting way.
With over 250 vehicles on display, from classic cars to modern muscle cars, Autoworld takes you on a journey through over a century of automotive innovation and design.
Each car has a story to tell, an era to evoke, a technology to explain.
What can you see at Autoworld in Belgium?
Autoworld showcases a wide variety of vehicles: iconic racing cars, gleaming motorcycles, elegant carriages and even military vehicles.
Its period gallery unveils jewels of automotive history such as:
- Minerva 1904, the pride of Belgium
- the Bugatti Royale, a symbol of luxury and elegance
- of the Ferrari F40, an icon of speed
- the Ford T, the world’s most-produced car…
Sports car enthusiasts will be dazzled by the Porsche 356, Jaguar E-Type and Chevrolet Corvette, while history buffs will delight in the Citroën Traction Avant, Volkswagen Combi and Renault 4CV.
These exhibitions highlight specific aspects of automotive history, or showcase rare and exceptional vehicles.
Whether you just like looking at bodies or want to learn more about vehicles, this is the perfect place in Belgium.
How much does it cost to enter Autoworld?
Admission to Autoworld is:
- 15€ for adults
- 13€ for seniors (65 and over)
- 11€ for students
- 7€ for children (aged 6 to 11)
- Free for children under 6.
How long does a visit to Autoworld last?
A complete visit to Autoworld Brussels takes between 1h30 and 2h.
For non-car enthusiasts, this may seem like a long time. So it’s best to visit Autoworld with other car enthusiasts!
Where is Autoworld located in Belgium?
Autoworld is in the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels.
How to get to Autoworld?
If you’re coming by car, parking is available close to Parc du Cinquantenaire.
For public transport, you can take the metro (line 1, Merode stop) or the bus (lines 22, 27 and 80, Gaulois stop).
What are Autoworld’s opening hours?
Autoworld is open every day of the week:
- Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
My review of Autoworld Brussels
The first positive point is the location. Autoworld is housed in a very large building with impressive high ceilings. This feeling of freedom means you can look at the cars without feeling oppressed. It’s much better than cars crammed into a small area, as I saw on a trip to Las Vegas.
With 250 cars on display, the museum is vast. For an enthusiast, I imagine the visit is extraordinary. For those of us who aren’t car buffs, it’s more like a quick glance at the majority of the cars, and a stop at the most astonishing or pretty ones.
If you’re like us, you’ll enjoy the moment without getting totally carried away.
Other positive points include the variety of cars. It’s nice to go from a contemporary sports car to one that’s almost a century old. The aisles are wide and pleasant to walk in.
On the other hand, not all the cars were clean. On some dark models, a layer of dust was visible. But that’s not going to spoil the visit if you love cars!
What else can you do near Autoworld Brussels?
Autoworld is ideally located in the heart of Brussels. Here are a few things to do nearby:
- Visit the Royal Museum of the Army and Military History.
- Discover the rest of Parc du Cinquantenaire: a pleasant green space for a stroll or a picnic.
- Explore the Museum of Art and History for a dose of culture.
- Shopping in the Rue de Tongres, famous for its boutiques.
- Relax in Square Ambiorix: a lovely urban park.
- Visit the European Quarter and the European Parliament.
- Discover the Museum of Musical Instruments for a unique musical experience.
- Stroll through the Sablon district, famous for its antique shops and chocolatiers.