03 Sep 2014 16:01

Last days: Royal Palace is open for public up to and including 7th September

The Royal Palace in Brussels will be opening its doors to the general public again this summer, as it does every year. The theme chosen this time round is Science and Culture at the Palace. So why not take the chance to look around this fabled location free of charge and learn more about the life of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, the focus of this summer’s exhibition?

In a year marked by commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, an exhibition at the Royal Palace will tell the story of the life of the Belgian King and Queen of the time, King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth, through the medium of film. A quarter of a century in a very modern royal couple’s history is chronicled in a selection of footage – some of it never shown in public before – in this exhibition, which came about in partnership with the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office. The exhibition lays particular emphasis on the First World War and also on King Albert and Queen Elisabeth’s official trips and on visits by foreign heads of state, while at the same time featuring some more informal scenes in their life. This is also an opportunity to raise visitors’ awareness of science and research and for the general public to view some of the less well-known collections in the federal archives.

Royal Palace, Place des Palais, Brussels; admission free of charge
Open to the public from 22 July until 7 September 2014, from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. – closed on Mondays