The grounds of the museum were the old hunting domain of the Count of Brabant. The wonderfully maintained lakes and meadows and the tranquility of the place were well known during the time. The palace that houses the museum in the Flemish town of Tervuren was built by Leopold II and is notable for its size, it is really big. The museum closes early, at five or six in the afternoon, depending on the day. So if you're like me and usually late, at least you can enjoy the beautiful parks and woods that surround the building.