Besides trains, our heritage collections include a large number of objects, photos, films, posters, books, documentation and historical archives. The collections focus on the history of the Belgian Railways.
Our aim is to further expand our heritage collections and to fill in any gaps. Donations are an important source of new acquisitions. When accepting objects or documents, we commit ourselves to their conservation for future generations and to take good care of them. Due to the fact that each donation is registered, the name of the donor will inextricably remain linked to the donated items.
Please send an e-mail or letter with a short description of the objects, their state and preferably also a photograph.
For practical reasons, we kindly ask you not to bring donations unannounced to the museum or the Train World Heritage offices.
Our contact details
Train World Heritage
Rue de France 85
All suggestions are assessed based on the conditions and criteria stipulated in our acquisition policy:
We will contact you after evaluation to make further arrangements.
The Train World Heritage collections focus on all aspects of the history of the Belgian Railways. This includes the heritage of the Belgian State Railways, NMBS/SNCB, Infrabel, the former holding company and all its subsidiaries. It also covers the heritage of the private railway companies which were active in Belgium during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The collections cover the period of 1835 (first train in Belgium) to the present.
The railways had a major impact on society by stimulating progress and innovation economically, socially and technologically. All these aspects are taken into account when creating the collections. In other words, the focus is not only on rolling stock and railway infrastructure but also on passengers and staff, on the socio-economic impact of the railways, on the way in which railways are represented in visual arts, on traditions and events, on communication and publicity, etc.
Today we're open from 10:00 until 17:00 (last admission at 15:30). Exceptionally closed from 14/10/19 to 21/10/19 and on 17/03/20.