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Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren

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Just outside Brussels in Tervuren is the must-visit Royal Museum for Central Africa.

An ethnographical and natural history museum, the Royal Museum for Central Africa was established in the year 1898. The museum mainly aims at Congo, a former colony of Belgium;

The museum was originally intended to be a colonial museum but after 1960, it started focusing on ethnography and anthropology. The exhibition halls in the museum are dedicated to exotic animals ranging from a tsetse fly to an elephant. Among the other exhibits at the museum, you can also see original geographical maps, the suitcase of Henry Morton Stanley, a Portuguese commemorative column and African art. The museum also has historic artefacts that represent the Belgian colonial past of Africa.

In total the exhibits at the museum include collection of 120,000 ethnographic objects; 10,000,000 animals; 250,000 rock samples; 56,000 wood samples; 20,000 maps; 8,000 musical instruments and over 350 archives.

There are no Masaajid or halal restaurants within easy reach of the Royal Museum for Central African Tervuren. However, you can find Masaajid and halal restaurants in the city of Brussels.

 

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Belgium Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Brussels

 

GEOGRAPHY

Situated in the North Europe, Belgium is surrounded by the boarders of France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and boarders the north sea. Belgium has an area of 30,527 sq Kilometres.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 11 Million. Muslims account for about 6% of the population.

CLIMATE

Influanced by the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean Belgium has a temperate maritime climate like most of Northwest Europe. The average temp in the country is Aprox 9.8C (50F).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Belgium uses three official languages : Dutch, French and German

LOCAL TIME

GMT +1 hr.

BUSINESS HOURS
General: 10 AM to 6 PM

HOLIDAYS
New Year's Day: January 1st
Labour Day : May 1st
National Holiday: July 21st
Assumption of Mary : Augest 15th
All Saints : November 1st
Armistice Day : November 11th
Christmas : December 25th

CURRENCY

Euro

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire: 112

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