A new museum unlike any other will open its doors in the heart of Brussels: the Pixel Museum. As its name suggests, it will focus on video games and their history, a whole program.
It all started with the initiative of a passionate person: Jérôme Hatton. This man is a collector of consoles, games, accessories and other items dating from an era when video games did not yet have the power it has today. In all, he was able to collect more than 20,000 pieces.
Building on this collection, Jérôme Hatton created the Ludus Institut association to promote the sharing of video game heritage. He thus organizes some events in Strasbourg and Brussels. It will even end up create a school to train enthusiasts in the development of video games. And finally, he ended up opening his first museum in Strasbourg. It had to close its doors in 2020 for lack of prospects for development. This did not prevent him from opening his second museum in Brussels.
Play at the museum
This museum is temporarily installed in the Hotel des Douanes on the Tour et Taxis site. You will be able to discover more than 250 machines, some of which have never been marketed in Europe. You will also be able to admire 2000 pieces showing the history of video game merchandising and much more.
This exhibition will be repeated several times thanks to the enormous collection of objects by Jérôme Hatton. And when the time is right, the exhibit will be moved to the Tour and Taxis Sheds.
But the most important thing is that this exhibition will absolutely delight all video game fans since it will be possible to play on more than 50 consoles and terminals within the museum. Basically, you can easily stay a whole day in this museum and geek out until it closes. All in compliance with health standards.
All information is available on the museum’s website: www.pixel-museum.brussels
The museum will open its doors on October 17 and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.
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