General information


Municipal Museum of Lier 
Florent Van Cauwenberghstraat 14
2500 Lier

Opening hours


Opening hours


10am – 12
1pm – 5pm
MO Closed

The museum is closed on January 1 and 2, on Easter day, on May 1, on Ascension day, on Whit Sunday, on November 1 and November 11 and on December 25.

Admission fees

Fees Target group
€ 4 General fee
€ 3

Groups (10 persons min.) 
Residents of Lier
Disabled persons
KnackClub members

€ 1 Youngsters (19 - 25 years)
€ 0

School groups
Friends of KMSKA

Guided tours

For groups

Maximum 25 participants
Price: € 60 (+ admission fee)
Duration: 1,5 hour

T +32 (0)3 8000 555
F +32 (0)3 488 12 76

Bruegel Land


Date 18/06/2011 - 25/02/2018

Pieter Bruegel the Elder has for centuries been a source of inspiration to innumerable Flemish artists. The exhibition entitled Bruegel Land, at the Municipal Museum of Lier, explores the extent of the Master’s influence on subsequent generations of painters.

Who is not familiar with the scenes from popular life by Pieter Bruegel the Elder? They are known the world over and forever etched into our collective memory. In fact Bruegel was already a renowned artist during his lifetime. Emperors, kings and queens, as well as wealthy burghers would pay substantial sums of money for work by his hand. It was a way of confirming their self-identity by distancing themselves from the uncultivated, ‘boorish’ behaviour that Bruegel depicted in his genre scenes. After his death, his sons – Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder – picked up the proven success formula. Following in their wake were artists such as Van Ostade, Teniers and Steen, all of whom produced personal interpretations of Bruegelian tavern and festival scenes. In the 18th and 19th centuries, genre painters such as De Braekeleer and Horemans also followed in the footsteps of Bruegel. And in the early 20th century, Bruegel was reinvented by the Flemish Expressionists, as Permeke, De Smet, Smits and Van de Woestyne breathed new life into his peasant scenes with their characteristically earthy palette and raw brushwork.

Focus 6: Bruegelland XL

From 7 July 2017 until 25 February 2018 at Stedelijk Museum Lier.

Bruegelland XL

Bruegelland XL is an excellent opportunity to look at the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s artistic heirs in a fresh way. The exposition takes you along busy populated paintings, on which there is so much to be seen, but also along intimate scenes that show an intense and highly personal pleasure in painting.

With artworks by, among others, Permeke, Gustave Van De Woestyne and Jean Brusselmans.


Visit the website of Bruegel Land for further information on lectures, concerts, nocturnes, holiday workshops and guided tours on Sundays.

This exhibition is a collaboration between KMSKA and the Municipal Museums of Lier. 

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Museum offices

Lange Kievitstraat 111-113 bus 100, B-2018 Antwerpen

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