On 17th April 1958, the last universal world fair organised by Belgium was inaugurated on the Heysel site in Brussels.

A hugely colourful event, spreading a message full of boundless optimism, reflecting a society characterised by confidence in its future, Expo 58 inspires fond memories in our collective consciousness.

The new exhibition Atomium. From symbol to icon is spread over 2 floors (levels 1 & 2) and the panorama (level 7). It tells the history of this pavillion of more than 50 years old and how it became, with time, the symbol of the city of Brussels and of Belgium.