Discover Choco-Story Brussels, the first chocolate museum in Belgium
Explore the history of Belgian chocolate at Choco-Story Brussels, the first chocolate museum in Belgium. Located in the heart of the capital, the museum traces the history and evolution of chocolate through an entertaining and interactive visit. Save your place now and discover the fabulous world of chocolate in our museum of cocoa and chocolate.
A unique chocolate museum in Belgium
The Cocoa and Chocolate Museum opened its doors in 1998 at the Grand Place in Brussels. The passion and knowledge of its creators quickly made this first chocolate museum in Belgium an important showcase for quality Belgian chocolate in the heart of the capital. Our thematic and interactive rooms trace the incredible history of chocolate, from the consumption of cocoa beans by the Aztecs to the discovery of chocolate in Europe and the invention of the Belgian praline. Our workshops and tasting sessions then allow you to discover the chocolate making process. Discover the methods of harvesting cocoa beans on the plantations and the conception of chocolate in all its forms.
A unique experience in our cocoa and chocolate museum
During your visit, you will have an immersive experience in the fabulous world of cocoa and chocolate. To bring you into the incredible world of chocolate, the museum offers various activities:
- A visit to the museum where you will discover the incredible story of cocoa and chocolate through a fun and interactive visit accessible to all.
- The tasting of chocolates and a real Belgian praline to delight all tastes.
- Chocolate workshops in which our visitors learn about the various production methods from the cocoa bean to the chocolate, right up to the traditional production of Belgian pralines. Our chocolate artisans will guide you step by step in the making of your chocolate bars and sweets.
- Our shop with our variety of chocolate products available at the end of the visit.
Next to the visit of the museum you can extend your gourmet pleasure by opting for our other activities :
- The “tablet” workshop. Our chocolate specialists will guide you step by step in the making of your chocolate bars and delicacies. Various ingredients are available to decorate your lollipops, mendiants and tablets. You will be able to take home your production and the precious advice of our chocolate makers. Duration: 1 hour.
- The virtual reality film. A 100% immersive experience with a VR headset that takes you back to the origins of cocoa. Duration: 15 minutes.
Plan your visit to our chocolate museum in Belgium
You would like to discover Choco-Story Brussels and learn more about the chocolate world? Would you like to plan a chocolate workshop with your family or in a professional setting? Here is all the practical information you need to prepare your visit.
- Book your ticket for an individual visit
- Book your place for our chocolate workshop
- Reserve your group visit (more than 15 people)
- Book your visit for a school group
What is the ticket price for the chocolate museum?
For a self-guided tour, we charge €13 for adults, €11 for youths (12-26 years) and seniors (65 years and older) and €7 for children (3-11 years). The price of the chocolate museum includes the entrance to the museum, the supply of audio guides (available in 11 languages) and the tasting of artisanal chocolate.
What are the opening hours of the Cocoa and Chocolate Museum?
Choco-Story, The Chocolate Museum is open every day from 10am till 6pm (last tickets at 5pm). We are open throughout the year from Monday to Sunday, even on public holidays, and during the school holidays. We are closed on the 25th of December and the 1st of January, as well as from the 8th to the 19th of January 2024 incl.Please also note that on 24 and 31 December, the last entrance is exceptionally at 3pm. As part of renovations in the museum, we may close the museum for a longer period.
How is the museum visit organized?
Our museum invites you to discover the history of Belgian cocoa and chocolate through a fun and interactive tour. The museum tells the story of the origin and evolution of cocoa and chocolate and shows you a unique collection of objects (ancient and modern) related to the world of cocoa and chocolate. The highlight of the visit is a demonstration where you can see how Belgian pralines are made according to traditional methods. In total, the visit to the museum lasts between 1 hour and 1 hour and a half. For a guided tour of the museum in a group, you should allow about 1.5 hours.
Do I have to reserve my tickets in advance?
In order to best plan your visit, we encourage you to book your tickets via our online reservation form, especially during peak periods. This ensures that an audio guide is available and that there are no queues at the entrance to the museum. In addition, reservation is mandatory for our chocolate-making workshops.
What is the address of our chocolate museum in Brussels?
Our museum is located in Rue de l'Étuve 41 in 1000 Brussels, a stone's throw from the Grand Place and the Manneken-Pis. Our museum is in the heart of the capital, so you can easily reach it from anywhere in Belgium. Do you live in Flanders or Wallonia? Located less than ten minutes from the Central Station, our museum is accessible from all major cities such as Liège, Namur or Hasselt.
Would you like to visit us by public transport in Brussels? Don't hesitate, our chocolate museum is near the Central Station, Grand-Place, Manneken-Pis and Grand Sablon stops. For our visitors traveling by car, there are several parkings in the immediate surroundings of the museum. Finally, there are four bicycle stands in the museum courtyard.
What is the museum's accessibility?
The museum is equipped for manual wheelchairs only and not for electric ones.
Is the museum accessible by strollers?
Strollers are not allowed in the museum. You can leave them at the entrance. Please plan to take a baby carrier with you.