Horta Inside Out voor kinderen

Horta Inside Out voor kinderen

You’re never too young to learn about Victor Horta and Art Nouveau!  


1. Tracing the footsteps of Victor Horta" (courses for children)  

  • From 2 to 5 January (4-day course): Horta & Design – ADAM (Brussels Design Museum) 
  • From 12 to 16 February: Horta & Free Plan – CIVA 
  • From 9 to 13 April: Horta & Nature – CIVA 
  • Summer: Horta & Stonework – CIVA 

During school holidays, these courses give children the chance to explore the work of Victor Horta from different angles: from the free plan of his buildings to the furniture and to the carved stonework which he designed drawing on nature, his great source of inspiration. The programme includes exploring the archives, taking interactive guided tours and building architectural models. 

CIVA: Rue de l’Ermitage 55 - 1050 Brussels 
ADAM: Place de la Belgique 1 - 1020 Brussels
Times: Every day from 9:30 am to 4 pm 
Languages: French, Dutch 
Reservations: kids@civa.brussels 

2. Children's preview of the exhibition “The Cradle of Art Nouveau" 

15 January 2018, 1 hour before the preview starts  

A guided interactive and creative tour invites children to get a preview of the exhibition "The Cradle of Art Nouveau"

Civa: Rue de l’Ermitage 55 - 1050 Brussels
Languages: French, Dutch 
Reservations: at the e-mail address kids@civa.brussels

3. About the Wolfers Stores and Victor Horta 

Activities and dates: 

  • "Mr Wolfers"; summer workshop for budding architects (6-12 years, in French and Dutch): July 2018  
  •  “Mr Horta” Kids Art Day: 18 November 2018 

Cinquantenaire Museum: 10 Parc du Cinquantenaire - 1000 Brussels    
Languages: French, Dutch   
Reservations, prices and programme: www.kmkg-mrah.be

  • For the whole family

    1. Dad, Mum, Horta and me (workshops)

    Belgian school holidays: Halloween, Carnival, Easter, first fortnight of July.

    A fun tour for all the family adapted to every age group, taking visitors on a proactive journey to discover the extraordinary house and wonderful world of Victor Horta. After the tour there will be a creative workshop giving everyone the chance to produce a piece of artwork inspired by nature and Art Nouveau.

    Horta Museum: Rue Américaine 27 - 1060 Brussels
    Times: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm
    Price: €10 (adults) / €5 (children)
    visits are mainly reserved for children accompanied by an adult. Limited to 10 people per session
    Languages: French

    2. Discovery tour from the Horta Museum to CIVA

    From January 2018

    A games and activity booklet will guide the family on their way to discover the Art Nouveau houses that line the route between the Horta Museum and Fondation CIVA. With games, anecdotes, puzzles and short descriptions, this self-guided tour provides the essential information for enjoying the façades along the way between these two museums, whichever end you start at.

    Horta Museum and CIVA
    Starting at CIVA in Ixelles or at the Horta Museum in Saint-Gilles
    Estimated duration: An hour and a half
    Languages: French, DutchDownload the itinerary from the Horta Museum website or the CIVA website 

    3. Art Nouveau or Art Deco? 

    Booklets will be handed out during the family weekend of the Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival 2018, on 17 and 18 March 2018. 

    Art Nouveau or Art Deco? This family walk takes you through the neighbourhood of the ponds in Ixelles to actively discover the differences between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles and their respective nuances. For children, this is a chance to observe, play and answer questions, while parents get to tell the story of the neighbourhood's houses. 

    Classes du Patrimoine (Heritage Classes) 

    Booklets available for download from 15 March on the Classes du Patrimoine website and on the Explore.Brussels website. Free available at CIVA from 19 March. 

    Languages: French, Dutch 

    4. The House of Fernand (activity book) 

    All year round 

    An activity book for the whole family to embark on a fun discovery of the Autrique House. 

    Autrique House: Chaussée de Haecht 266 - 1030 Brussels 
    Languages: French, Dutch 
    Available at the Museum or online from www.autrique.be

    5. Art nouveau - children admitted

    Sunday 24 June 2018 

    This family event takes young and old to discover the district of Victor Horta. An outdoor walk marked out with prestigious architectural achievements, which allows you to see and experience Art Nouveau in a fun way. 

    Starting point: in front of the Horta Museum, Rue Américaine 27 - 1060 Brussels 
    Time: 14h / Duration: 2h 
    Price: 9€/adult and 5€/kids 
    Language: FR 
    Reservation: www.arkadia.be