Learn about the automobile industry and the evolution of motor vehicles over the years in Brussels

A true gem for car enthusiasts!

The Autoworld Museum, located in the heart of Brussels (Belgium), is a fascinating automobile museum that showcases the history of the automotive industry and the evolution of motor vehicles over the years. 

This is one of the largest automobile museums in Europe and is dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage cars, classic automobiles, and historic vehicles. There are over 250 vehicles on permanent display!!

The Autoworld Museum was inaugurated in 1986 and is housed in a grand historic building that was originally constructed in 1880 to host the National Exhibition. The architecture of the building itself is a sight to behold, adding to the charm of the museum experience.

From 1902 to 1936 the building hosted motorcar and motorbike exhibitions, and since 1986 it has featured a major part of Ghislain Mahy’s renowned collection.

The Autoworld Museum offers a comprehensive look at the development of automobiles over the years. On permanent display are more than 250 classic and vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles, representing various eras, brands, and models. 

From the early models of the distant past to contemporary cars, visitors are guided through the motorcar’s fabulous history beginning in the late 19th century. Visitors can admire beautifully restored automobiles, iconic sports cars, luxury vehicles, and much more. The collection spans from the pioneering days of automobiles to the present day.

The museum showcases notable automobiles from different periods, including renowned brands like Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and many others. Visitors can marvel at classic models like the Ford T, Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen Beetle, and the iconic American muscle cars.

Autoworld is a museum on the move, featuring temporary exhibitions throughout the year providing insight into different aspects of automotive history. These exhibitions may explore specific automotive themes, such as the development of electric vehicles or the influence of Belgian car manufacturers. They often include detailed information, multimedia presentations, and interactive displays.

Apart from the exhibitions, Autoworld Museum also organizes special events and activities throughout the year. These may include car rallies, vintage car parades and meetings of car clubs. These events add an extra layer of excitement and engagement for visitors.


Visiting the Autoworld Museum in Brussels offers car enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone with an interest in automobiles a chance to admire the beauty and craftsmanship of classic cars while exploring the rich history of the automotive industry.


  • Learn about the history of the automobile industry
  • See more than 250 cars, motorcycles and coaches
  • Enjoy the museum’s themed temporary exhibition

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