Navigate troubled waters, an unusual visit to the Musée des égouts (Sewer Museum).

An unusual visit that shows what Brussels has hidden away but what is necessary for it to operate smoothly. A museum like no other, alive, with the Senne in the spotlight. The museum explains when, why and how the sewers were built, and also about the men who work in them.

Guided tours and fun activities are included in the programme of this free day on 4 May: awaken your senses and extend the citizens’ campaign "Ici commence la mer” (this is where the sea begins)

In case of heavy rain, for security reasons, access to the Senne and the collector of the Chaussée de Mons is closed.

Do not hesitate to consult the site on the day of your visit to find out if the museum is entirely accessible or not. 

And to get around this problem of accessibility, a virtual visit allows the viewer to wander from a distance and witness the rising waters.

An unusual trip to see the hidden side of Bruxelles and what it needs to keep functioning. A unique living museum, with Zenne in the leading role. This museum tells you the story of when, why, and how the sewage system was built, but it also tells you about the labour of the men who worked in this underground world. In order to understand more of the water cycle of the city, interesting activities are planned for the 4th of May, with free entrance.


Pavillons d’octroi Porte d’Anderlecht
1000 Brussels

Saturday 4 May 2019 from 10am until 6pm