Congo-Belgium: a complex history

Workshop history

During this workshop you and your group will analyze important milestones of the Belgian colonization in Congo.

An interactive introduction demonstrates that colonization is only part of a long history of Africa. It also discusses the close links between the AfricaMuseum and the Belgian colonization in Central Africa.

In the gallery Colonial History of the museum, students then start a group search for elements related to colonial themes that have been developed in various comic books. Later, they meet again to bring the results of this search together into a whole.

Finally, in a dedicated workshop space, the group listens to testimonials and views of the colonial period, which offers  the spark for initiating a debate that aims to bridges between the past and the present.


This tour will always include the following galleries:

  • Long History
  • Colonial History and Independance

Are you bringing more than one class? Or can you stay a little longer? Then why not consider the guided tour history, the general guided tour or the guided tour resources?

Or if you’d prefer some fresh air, head for the adjacent park of Tervuren.

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Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren

2nd-3rd level secondary school

16-18 year

24 max.
In French, Dutch and English

120 €

or 02 769 52 00
(only available from Tuesday to Friday)