The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) is at the same time a museum and a research institute spread over several buildings.
A. The Colonial Palace is the oldest building of the museum. It accomodates a reception room and also scientific departments. The section of Geology as well as the section of Prehistory and Archeology are sheltered in the south wing. The north wing shelters the sections of Entomology and Invertebrates non-insects.
B. The Director's Pavilion groups together a certain number of administrative functions as the secretariat, the administration, the accounting and the human resources.
C. The Museumbuilding is accessible to the public. You can visit the permanent and the temporary exhibitions. The attic shelters workshops and offices of the sections of Education & Culture as well as Museology.
D. In the Stanley Pavilion you find the History of the Colonial period section.
E. The CAPA building shelters the sections of Ethnography, Ethosociology, Ethnohistory, Linguistics, Musicology, Collection Management, Wood Biology, Geomorphology, Vertebrates and ICT.
Here you find also the central library.
F. The building Finances shelters the section of Contemporay History.
G. This building shelters the section of Publications.
Facilities for disabled visitors
- Entrance to the Museum via the green door along the Leuvensesteenweg.
- Ramps in exhibition rooms and a lift to workshop spaces.
- Guide dogs are permitted in exhibition rooms and workshop spaces.
- Five wheelchairs available - please make reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
- One toilet for disabled visitors
Museum visitation rules
What is allowed and what is not allowed when you visit the museum?
>>> Museum visitation rules (pdf)
Still questions about your visit or about the research institute?
>>> go to FAQ