Musée Hergé – Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Located near Brussels, Belgium, the Musée Hergé brings visitors into the world of Belgian cartoonist, Georges Remi, creator of the comic series The Adventures of Tintin who wrote under the pen name Hergé.

The museum opened in 2009 and consists of nine exhibition rooms over three floors. Guests enter the museum at the top floor into a room focused on Hergé’s life. The remaining three rooms on the top level feature the artist’s early commercial illustrations and an introduction to the world of Tintin via a series of display cases focused on main characters in the series — including Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock — and a glimpse at Hergé’s work in film.

One level down is the largest room in the museum, featuring a triptych of all the locations in the world that the fictional character has travelled. The same level also features Professor Calculus’ Laboratory, a STEM-based look at the science depicted throughout the series; and Hergé Acclaimed, depicting Remi’s work with politicians and other artists.

The Main (bottom) floor includes temporary exhibition space, a café, and museum shop. The museum also offers a virtual visit to the museum via the following link.

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