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        The Comic Strip Museum Details

        The Comic Strip Museum is well worth visiting for more than just comic strips, although you will certainly find your fill this museum. But first take a good look around you at the building, inside and out. The Comic Strip Museum is located in an art nouveau setting, the Waucquez Warehouses. These warehouses are famous thanks to a revolutionary architect, Victor Horta. Done in the Belgian art nouveau style, the Comic Strip Museum was built in 1906 for the Waucquez family. They used it for a wholesale cloth business. Look for a glass ceiling that filters sunlight into the central hall. The warehouses were restored between 1987-1989.With the pure filtered sunlight you will be able to get a good view of the collection of Belgium comic strips, a relatively new form of art for the Belgians. There were actually two languages the comic strips appeared in French language comics were called Bandes Dessines, and the Flemish comics were dubbed Stripverhalen. One of the best known comic strip creators is Herge the father of Tintin. Wily Vandersteen created Suske and Wiske (Willy and Wanda). The Comic Strip Museum displays sets of enlarged drawings and 3-D re-creations of many of the strips. It's a grand place to learn all about the brith and development of a comic strip.

        Address: Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Ville de Bruxelles, Belgium

        Phone: +32 2 219 19 80

        Open hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm