Temporary exhibition on 3 floors / temporary exhibition Spheres (levels 3, 4 & 5)

>>> 24.11.2016 - 10.09.2017

In a time of low cost, we would almost forget there was a time when traveling by airplane belonged to the top of glamour.  
Among the airlines , that realised many dreams, Sabena belonged to the top for decades. Their slogan You’re in good hands promised to rhyme transport with comfort
The exhibition Sabena. Travel in Style immerses you in the enchanting world of SABENA, the Belgian World Airlines.
Without nostalgia or bias, the exhibition reveals the history, founded in 1923 under the acronym Société Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne. SABENA was the third oldest airline of the world. The exhibition shows the beginning in the airport of Haren until the abrupt ending in 2001, their international developments in the four continents and their regional helicopter network.
The visitor will discover original objects, several scale airplane models, uniforms, posters, photos, movies and some gadgets and other souvenirs from private and public collections. These illustrate the 78 years this commercial air company was in service.
Special attention to the leading players in this extraordinary adventure, they called themselves the Sabéniens, showing their commitment to the company. 







Practical information



This exhibition is situated on levels 3, 4 & 5 of the Atomium (temporary exhibition Sphere).

>>> from November 24th 2016 till September 10th 2017


Opening times

Daily, from 10am till 6pm (closure ticket office at 5.30pm)


Entrance fees

The access to the temporary exhibition is part of the visit of the Atomium and as a consequence there will be no extra costs.

> see entrance fees of the Atomium


For any group of more than 20 people, whether you would like a guided tour or not, please let us know that you’re coming at least 3 weeks before your visit.
> Yvonne Boodts / yvonne boodts atomium be / +32 (0)2 475 47 78
Guided tours 
Guided tours (for groups of between 1 and 25 people) are organised every day, but booking is essential.


How to reach us

> different packages, as well as combined tickets (transport / entrance) offer you an easy way to reach the Atomium







Photos : press and media are kindly invited to send an email to our communications department to obtain login and password to download the high resolution photos on this page.


Press release: download it here [PDF]



> press contact : Inge Van Eycken / inge vaneycken atomium be / +32 (0)479 95 05 94

> project coordinator : Arnaud Bozzini / arnaud.bozzini@atomium.be



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