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Royal Museum of Central Africa

Under the direction of King Leopold, the Belgian Congo returned fantastic riches to Belgium in the 19th century, yet the people of that colony paid a terrible price. This museum was founded to explore the relationship between European colonial powers and the people they subjugated. Recent exhibits have broadened the museum's focus to include environmental issues and ethnography in Africa, Asia and South America. The museum is situated on beautiful grounds in the Flemish commune of Tervuren, just outside of Brussels.

Address: Leuvensesteenweg 1302

Website: www.africamuseum.be

Telephone: (0)2 769 5211

Opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Admission: €4 (adults), €1.50 (youths). Other concessions are available