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Tintin the reporter, star of the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve

Tintin the reporter, star of the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve

On the outskirts of Louvain-la-Neuve in the Walloon region, the Hergé Museum has made Tintin the star of its galleries.

It is almost 9 years since the Hergé Museum opened its doors, in Belgium, and it is still fascinating visitors. Built at the edge of a park by the French architect Christian de Portzampac, the postmodern building is in the shape of an elongated prism, which becomes visible through a succession of great bay windows. The space is full of surprises and colours.

A museum dedicated to Hergé in Louvain-la-Neuve

Dedicated to the work of the most famous of Belgian cartoonists, the collections are a permanent homage to Hergé. At Louvain-la-Neuve, the man and his work are presented interactively in a trajectory filled with emotion, miles from the cliché of classic cultural spaces.

Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve inside
A lift serves the three levels of the museum, devoted to the artist’s albums, graphics and illustrations. © MH and ACDP
Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve original plates
80 original plates and 800 photos are brought together in this space conceived by the architect Christian de Portzampac. © Hergé Moulinsart

Characters from celebrated comics

In the galleries, the visit unfolds to the rhythm of the adventures of Tintin, Snowy, Captain haddock and the other characters that the author made famous the world over. From 7 to 77, fans who thought they knew all there was to know about the work of one of the 20th century’s great artists, emerge surprised and nostalgic for a Golden Age. More Tintin-loving than ever...

Tintin watch
In the museum shop, thousands of presents are on offer, including the new collection of watches. © Moulinsart

A cult comic sequence, 30 minutes from Brussels