The Hergé Museum, in Wallonia, is dedicated to the illustrator who created Tintin. An absolute must stop for any comic book lover.
The museum is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, province of Walloon Brabant, a mere 30 minutes' drive from Brussels.
Georges Remi, who would become universally known by his pen-name Hergé, produced his first comic book about an intrepid boy reporter with a perpetually surprised expression and a bag of tricks up his sleeve. ‘Tintin in the Land of the Soviets’ was followed by 22 further adventures, which sold millions of copies around the world and revolutionised the comic strip with their combination of meticulous line drawings, thrills and spills, well-researched science, memorable characters and quirky humour.
Much Tintin memorabilia, and a comprehensive selection of Hergé’s other work – drawings, sketches, posters and caricatures – can be found at the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve.
The building itself was designed and built by French architect Christian de Portzamparc.
Your visit to the Hergé Museum
The visitors' route will take you through 3 levels, starting with the top one. There are 8 exhibition rooms to discover, retracing the artist's life and work. The collections feature original pieces changed every 4 months to keep some variety, personal objects, models, movies and visual experiences.
This museum is a dynamic space, organising temporary exhibitions and events themed around Hergé and comic books.
Entry is free the first Sunday of the month.
Groups of 15+ are welcome but pre-booking is required, 4 days in advance min.
Free audio guides in Dutch, English, French, German or Spanish.
You can relax at the café restaurant Le Petit Vingtième after your visit.
Visitors with specific needs
Please click here to see the list of facilities and activities accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. Wallonia has developed the Access-i program to give travellers a clear understanding of what the infrastructures offer.
Please note, on this site:
- If you have a wheelchair: site easily accessible without help
- If you are deaf or hard of hearing: site easy to navigate without help
- If you are blind or visually impaired: site easy to navigate without help
- If you have difficulties understanding: site easy to navigate without help
- Indoor catering
- Visitor guide for groups
- Access for PRM (autodeclared)
- Air conditioning
- Training materials on request
- Common bathroom