A century of public transport in Brussels


The Museum of Urban Transport in Brussels, better known as the Tram Museum, offers a vast collection of vehicles that have travelled in our capital, from horse-drawn carriages to trams from the 1960s.

The former Woluwe-Saint-Pierre tram depot, classified since November 2001, is home to the collections, which comprise more than 60 vehicles that marked the life of Brussels inhabitants from 1868 to 1971. In addition to the horse-drawn carriages already mentioned, you will find trolleybuses, green, chocolate and yellow trams and the famous trolley pole vehicles, which "ketches" (Brussels kids) took great pleasure in unplugging. This anecdote and many others will be recounted by the volunteers who bring the exhibition to life; as well as their skills, they are also real enthusiasts ready to answer all your questions.

One of the most beautiful tram lines in the capital, the 44, connects Square Montgomery to the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren and partly crosses the Sonian Forest. Tram 44 runs alongside magnificent private mansions from the early 20th century and allows passengers to discover the typical facades of a number of embassies, including those of Madagascar, Tunisia and Nigeria. Of course, this line 44 is part of the route of the historic tram put into service during the 1935 World Fair and run by the museum on Sundays. A four-hour guided tour offers a different way to discover Brussels.

Plan your journey through time by visiting the museum's website