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 www.belgiantrain.be.
The Train World museum is also accessible by tram (lines 7 and 92) and bus (lines 56, 58, 59 and 69). More information on www.stib-mivb.be.
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.
|Tuesday to Sunday, including public holidays||10:00 – 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|
(2 adults max. and 3 children under 18 years max.
or 1 adult and 4 children under 18 years)
|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 365||Free|
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 app||download for free|
|Guided tour (max. 15 peoples)|
EN / FR / NL / DE / other langages on demand (to book 3 weeks in advance)
- With the entry ticket to the Train World museum you get a 50 % discount on your 2nd class train ticket to Schaerbeek and on the return trip. More information on: www.trainworld.be.
- € 2 discount is available with other museums (Atomium and Design Museum Brussels). More information on: www.trainworld.be.