Situated a little way out of town but happily on the way to the Atomium, Train World is a celebration of the long history of rail travel in Belgium, with some very good examples of trains to be seen. Excellent rail, bus and tram links will take you to the site, very close to the still-operational Schaerbeek station, once the hub of travel for Brussels but now more of a gateway to Flanders. The construction is in the Flemish Neo-Renaissance style and it is worth the trip to enjoy the beauty of this protected building. The ticket offices are like a step back in time – and that’s before you get to the museum itself.
The museum recommends at least an hour and a half for your visit, to make sure you get the most out of it. It’s closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and every Monday.