2018 was a very successful year indeed for the Comic Art Museum. During last year, no fewer than 232,000 visited the museum that opened 30 years ago this year. The museum is located in the Zandstraat in the heart of Brussels. Last year visitor numbers were up by 14% compared with 2017.
Half as many visitors again visited the museum last year compared with 2016 when visitor numbers were adversely affected by the terrorist attacks in March of that year.
The museum’s director Willem De Grave told VRT Radio 2 that “The people stayed away out of fear”. However, the tide has now turned. One of factors that has contributed to the increase in the number of visitors is an exhibition about the real-life stand-up comedian and comic book star Urbanus.
This year the museum is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its opening. The occasion will be marked by a weekend of festivities in November.