huge Belgium green steam locomotive in the National Railway Museum Train World

Train World

The Train World is a Museum of the National Railway Company of Belgium. Open since 2015, the museum is located at the station of Schaerbeek in the northeast of Brussels. It shows a part of the big collection of vehicles stocked by the National Railway Company of Belgium during the years (around 200 in total).

The masterpiece of the collection is probably the steam locomotive “Pays de Waes” from 1845. This locomotive is the oldest conserved locomotive on the European continent.

Another centerpiece of the collection is the Type 12. This steam locomotive was built in 1939 by the Belgian society Cockerill and it was one of the fastest locomotives of its time. Only six of this type of locomotive were built and only one is preserved and shown at the museum.

The Train World Museum has also two wagons of the Royal Belgian trains.

How to get to the Train World?

Address: Place Princesse Élisabeth (French) / Prinses Elisabethplein (Dutch) 5 in Schaerbeek (Schaerbeek station)

The entrance of the museum is located in the old building of the Schaerbeek station.

The Schaerbeek station is still in use, and so it is best to come with the train. All the information about train prices and schedules can be found on

The Train World museum is also accessible by tram (lines 7 and 92) and bus (lines 56, 58, 59 and 69). More information on

If you come by car, pay attention that the Train World museum is in the Low Emission Zone (LEZ). A parking (B-Parking) is located just next to the museum and it has a special rate for Train World visitors.

< 4 hours€ 1.12 / hour
Flat rate for 4 hours€ 3.36
> 4 hours€ 2.24 / hour
Evening rate (19:00 – 20:00)€ 1.12 / hour

To get these special rates, you need to present the ticket of the parking on the cash desk of the museum.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday, including public holidays10:00 – 17:00
(last entry at 15:30)

The museum is closed on the 25th December and on the 1st January.

The museum recommends around 2 hours for the visit.


Adult (≥ 18 years)€ 15
Teen (6 – 17 years)€ 11
Child (4 – 5 years)€ 5
Child (< 4 years)Free
Family ticket
(2 adults max. and 3 children under 18 years max.
or 1 adult and 4 children under 18 years)
€ 45
Ticket Article 27€ 1.25
Vakantieparticipatie – Individual visitor€ 5
Vakantieparticipatie – Family ticket€ 20
Disabled people with a Companion€ 15 (for the 2 people)
Disabled people without Companion€ 11
Railway workers + beneficiaries (upon presentation of legitimation card)€ 9
Teacher (upon presentation of a teacher card – Carte Prof/Lerarenkaart)€ 11
Free as part of a school visit with his/her class
Journalist (upon presentation of the press card)€ 11
Free in a journalistic context, after contact with the Communication department
Tourist guide (upon presentation of the Belgian tourist guide card)€ 11
ICOM card, Passeport 365Free
Brussels CardFree

Groups (≥ 15 peoples)

Group (≥ 15 paying visitors)€ 11 / person
1 free attendant for 15 paying adults
School group€ 5 / student

Audio Guide and Guided tour

Audio guide€ 2
Train World appdownload for free
Guided tour (max. 15 peoples)
EN / FR / NL / DE / other langages on demand (to book 3 weeks in advance)
€ 110