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Research and collections

Due to Coronavirus measures, the documentation center is only open by appointment and for necessary research. Prepare your visit by consulting our database.

Do you want more information about stations, trains or railway lines?

Are you organising an exhibition ? Please contact Train World Heritage for answers to all your questions.

Train World Heritage manages the diverse and varied heritage collections of NMBS/SNCB: locomotives, carriages, scale models, uniforms, furniture, stamps, posters, visual arts, photos, films, medals, measuring tools, equipment, historical archives, books, magazines, press clippings and so much more!

The main sources for historical research are historical archives, documentation and photos which are available for consultation in our reading room. Items cannot be borrowed. It is possible to copy or scan. Consult all the rules here

Please send your questions to to make an appointment. Don't forget to include the phone number you can be reached on during the day.

Visiting address (only by appointment)

  • Rue de France 85
  • 1060 Brussels

near Brussels-Midi station.

  • Open from Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm
  • Except on the following weekends and holidays/bridges: 01.01 - 06.01 - 13.04 - 01.05 - 21 and 22.05 - 01.06 - 20 and 21.07 - 11.11 - from 25 to 31.12

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Today we're open from 10:00 until 17:00 (last admission at 15:30).