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The Time Capsule is a temporary and evolving installation organised by to celebrate the 10th birthday of the exhibition. It will be taking place from 6 December 2018 to 5 May 2019. The installation consists of a time capsule in which you can upload a photo or selfie of your favourite spot in Brussels and record your hopes for Brussels in ten years' time. Uploading your photo to gives you one free ticket to the exhibition. During your visit, you can record your contribution into the Time Capsule by scanning the QR code on your free entry ticket. All the contributions will be collected in a sealed object and kept safe in the exhibition until 2028. In 2028, the content will be exhibited during the second edition of the Time Capsule installation, where new contributions will be collected and sealed away for another ten years.

On your smartphone, visit When you click on “Take Part”, you will be redirected to a participation form which will guide you through the process. Here you can choose to take a photo with the camera on your phone or select an existing photo. Before you can validate, you must add your email address and accept the terms and conditions. After validating, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your free entry e-ticket for the exhibition. On the entry ticket is a unique QR code that you’ll have to scan in the Time Capsule. The instructions on how to upload your hopes for Brussels will appear on the Time Capsule touchscreen.

You must first upload your photo/selfie to before coming to the exhibition.

Your hopes for Brussels’ future and your photo will be saved in a database. They will not be used for any commercial campaigns, and will only be viewed in 2028 at the second edition of the Time Capsule.

Make sure that the email we sent you wasn’t sent to your spam folder. The free entry e-ticket isn’t attached to the email, you will have a link that takes you to your ticket online. You can either take a screenshot of this page or just save the link.

The audio messages and photos will be sealed for 10 years and revealed at the second edition of the Time Capsule in 2028. Posting your picture on social media would ruin the surprise ;-), but by all means, you can share your experience of the Time Capsule with your friends using your blurry photo.

No. It needs to be a digital copy and must be uploaded to

Yes, as long as your favourite spot in Brussels is clearly recognisable from the picture.

No, each visitor to the Time Capsule can contribute only once.

The technologies available in 2028 will determine how the contributions will be exhibited. Any messages with swearing, inappropriate or offensive language will be deleted. is located at 4 Rue Royale, 1000 Brussels. You can find access advice to help you get to us on our website

The exhibition is open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 17:30 and Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 10:00 to 18:00. It is closed on 25 December 2018 and 1 January 2019. Please visit our website for more information.

You could win two tickets on the Tram Experience, where you can enjoy a gourmet evening while going for a ride through Brussels in a tram. You can find more information on the Tram Experience on our website

The competition is limited to only the first 500 participants. Please don’t hesitate to consult the competition’s rules and regulations on our website

Every effort has been made to guarantee that the installation can be enjoyed by as many people as possible! It is accessible to persons with reduced mobility. Visitors with hearing impairments or with speaking impairments can leave a written contribution, those with visual impairments can record their audio message at home using a special function of the website that works with braille touchpads.