What were the challenges and consequences of the Industrial Revolution in Brussels and how has the city evolved since then?
La Fonderie, a non-profitable organisation, has been studying the economic and social history of the Brussels region for thirty years. Situated along the canal, on the site of a disaffected factory (‘La Compagnie des Bronzes ’ 1854 - 1979), it offers a unique look at the history, current events and future of Brussels, with the view to promoting it’s industrial heritage.
There are many aspects to La Fonderie’s work: it publishes a magazine, organises guided visits and educational activities. The museum illustrates the working history of Brussels and collects objects, documents and oral history on the city’s industrial past. La Fonderie equally houses a documentation centre open to the public.
A museum presents its collections to the public. Officially recognized in early 2014 by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, The Brussels Museum of Industry and Labour offers visitors the possibility to discover part of its collection by visiting our new permanent exhibition.