Belgian Comic Strip Center
|Belgian Comic Strip Center|
|Centre belge de la Bande dessinée/Belgisch Centrum voor het Beeldverhaal|
Life-size model of a scene from Hergé's Explorers on the Moon (1954).
|Established||October 6, 1989|
|Location||Rue des Sables 20
|Type||History of Belgian comics|
|Visitors||More than 200,000 per year|
|Public transit access||Brussels-Central|
The Belgian Comic Strip Center (French: Centre belge de la Bande dessinée, Dutch: Belgisch Centrum voor het Beeldverhaal) chronicles the history of Belgian comics. Housed in a former department store in Brussels' business district, it exhibits examples of comic strips in French, Dutch and English.
It has several exhibits on Belgium's most famous comic characters Tintin and Snowy and their creator Hergé. The style of the Tintin comics and their history is examined, including life-size models of characters and sets from Tintin's adventures. There is a shop, research library and restaurant on the ground floor of the historic building, which was designed by the Belgian art nouveau architect Victor Horta.
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