Autoworld, the national car museum in Brussels

Autoworld is located in the heart of Brussels, housed in a prestigious building in front of the Cinquantenaire or Jubel Park. More than 300 vehicles are on permanent display in this unique museum. The visitor is guided through the fabulous history of the car from 1896 to the present day, from the oldest models of the distant past to contemporary cars that give us a glimpse of the vehicles of tomorrow and even later.

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The collection has recently been supplemented by a large number of vehicles from the most exciting years of automotive history since 1960. In a light and airy setting, the public can admire the cars on display up close.

Here and there, themed zones have been set up, where vehicles from the public services, cars that once belonged to the Royal Family, micro cars, and models under the theme Design Story and Sport & Competition are exhibited.

At the center of the museum is 'Belgium at Autoworld', a space that is completely dedicated to the cradle and history of the Belgian car industry up to the present day.

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The hall where Autoworld is now housed has been used for various purposes over the years. During the First World War, it was used as a garage by the German army. The Mundaneum was housed in it from 1920. The Mundaneum dates back to the end of the 19th century. Founders were two Belgian lawyers, Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine.

The Mundaneum was the basis of various international institutions dedicated to knowledge and togetherness and evolved into a universal documentation center in the 20th century, it was Google far before its time.

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