The current museum building was bought by an art collector Henri Van Cutsem in 1890. Van Cutsem hired Victor Horta, a famous architect, to remodel and extend the building. The renovation in the Art Nouveau style was completed in 1893. In 1904, Van Cutsem died and left the house to a sculptor Guillaume Charlier, who died in 1925 and in his will requested that the house and the collection be opened as a public museum. The museum was opened in 1928.
The museum is often used for concerts of classical music.
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- Jacobs, Nathalie; Coerten, Dominique; De Salle, Jean; De Salle, Robin (2012). The Charlier Museum and Victor Horta. Archives d'Architecture Modern. ISBN 978-2871432647.
- "Charlier Museum". Conseil bruxellois des Musées. Archived from the original on 10 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.