All State Archives repositories closed

As part of COVID-19 pandemic measures, reading rooms and other public areas of the State Archives will be closed until further notice. These measures, which were already enforced at CegeSoma since October 26, 2020 (following measures taken in the Brussels-Capital Region), will apply to all State Archives repositories from November 3rd, 2020.

CegeSoma can always be contacted by phone (02.556.92.11) but preferably by e-mail (

During the period in which our reading room is closed, you can still carry out some research online via our digital reading room, for instance:

  • The general catalogue of PALLAS can be accessed here.
  • The content descriptions for a number of archive holdings and collections can be found here.
  • Some digitised documents can be accessed online.
  • Thematic help files for research can be accessed via "How to start a search?"

You can stay informed about further developments via our website and via Facebook.