The new Train World Museum of Brussels is a 8,000 m2 building which stands next to the station’s historic concourse dating from 1913. It will pay tribute to the rich history of the train in Belgium: the first railway line in continental Europe was opened in 1835 between Mechelen and Brussels, the world’s first capital city to be served by train. The internationaly well known cartoonist François Schuiten has devised the displays for the museum together with the company Expoduo. ‘We will try to bring the machinery alive at Train World (…) and to make this place as magical as possible,’ he has commented. The Museum hopes to attract 100,000 visitors per year.
Pix : François Schuiten
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