In search of Utopia


No fewer than eighty masterpieces are waiting for you at M - Museum Leuven’s unique and extraordinary exhibition: In Search of Utopia. It is inspired by Thomas More, the humanist, statesman and author of the book Utopia, an iconic work that was first published in Leuven exactly 500 years ago by the printer Dirk Martens.

The desire and search for Utopia resulted in a wave of creative highpoints in painting, tapestry weaving, mapmaking and the development of scientific instruments. All the great masters of Thomas More’s day will be represented by masterpieces from their oeuvres. In Search of Utopia is a unique opportunity to see the best of Quinten Metsys, Jan Gossaert, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein and many others in one exhibition. There will even be a showpiece from the collection of Queen Elisabeth II!

But In Search of Utopia will also take you back to the sixteenth century to reflect on the current realities of 2016. So book your tickets now for the highest profile exhibition of 2016.

More information about In Search of Utopia?
The exhibition at M - Museum Leuven comprises four exhibitions spaces. Each space focuses on one theme from Utopia. Are you curious to see a foretaste of the exhibition at M - Museum Leuven? Take a look here.

Tickets & info

We expect there to be enormous interest in this prestigious exhibition. You can buy tickets at the reception desks of M - Museum Leuven, Visit Leuven and the University Library. We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets online, however, to ensure that you have tickets for your preferred dates. You can order your tickets quickly and easily via the button at the top of the page.

Tip: you can buy discounted combined tickets for the exhibitions at M and at the University Library. This ticket includes an ascent of the iconic library tower with spectacular views across Leuven!

Tip: Your M ticket includes access to the temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection and the treasury of Saint Peter’s Church. So it’s great value for money!

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Utopia Combo Ticket

Would you like to savour several exhibitions at reduced rates? Spread your visit over several days with 1 ticket that grants access to:

  • the exhibition In Search of Utopia at M - Museum Leuven
  • the exhibition Yto Barrada at M - Museum Leuven
  • the exhibition EUtopia at M - Museum Leuven
  • the permanent collection and the M-Treasury of Saint-Peter's at M - Museum Leuven
  • the exhibition Utopia & More at the University Library
  • the tower of the University Library

Order your Utopia Combo Ticket

Individual tickets


  • standard ticket: € 11
  • reduced ticket: € 9
  • 13 - 25 years: € 3


  • standard ticket: € 12
  • reduced ticket: € 10
  • 13 - 25 years: € 5


  • 0 - 12 years
  • ICOM/ IKT/ disabled person's assistant

Group visits

Discover the full offer of group visits here!

In search of Utopia


20.10 - 17.01
€ 12 - € 16

In search of Utopia


20.10 - 17.01
€ 12 - € 16