Experience and discover at Tabloo
Did you know that at Tabloo, you can look back billions of years into the past, but also far into the future? Time, in fact, plays an important role in the phenomenon of radioactivity. The role of Tabloo is to keep the memory of the nearby radioactive waste repository alive for 300 years and beyond. We'll bet there'll never be a dull moment here!
Immerse yourself in an invisible world and experience radioactivity in a unique way. Discover how we manage radioactive waste and what challenges we face. Find out how the public can help to find solutions for radioactive waste. Learn all about what research is currently underway in the field of nuclear applications.
With dozens of interactive exhibits, Tabloo's permanent exhibition offers you a unique insight into the world of radioactivity. A visit to the expo with an audio guide takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. If you would like to explore everything down to the last detail, you should allow around 5 hours. You can also book a guide, and the tour is two hours' long.
Download an exhibition plan below (which includes highlights) to help you make the most of your visit.
Lunch in Bistroo
Enjoy a tasty lunch and spend a little time relaxing in Bistroo, perhaps before or after your visit to the expo. A swift service and adapted menus for groups complete the experience. Your group can also sit outside on the large terrace when the weather is fine.
Walk right up to the site of the future radioactive waste repository. While on this circular route (5 km), you will pass various nuclear repositories and discover where the materials and building techniques for the repository are tested. A guide from Tabloo will accompany you on the walk.
Request your visit
State when you would like to visit, how many students will be in your group, and what activities you would like to take part in. We will contact you once you have sent your request to confirm your visit. Your booking will not be deemed accepted until we have sent confirmation. Payment can be made at the cash desk or on issue of an invoice.
- Expoo: €6 per person
- Guide for Expoo: +€150 (max. 25 people)
- Repository walk with guide: €100 (max. 25 people)
What else is there to do in Tabloo?
See for yourself the place where radioactive waste will be safely and permanently disposed of.
Park & Playground
Stretch your legs in the park while the kids play to their hearts' content in the playground.
Find out more about the activities of ONDRAF/NIRAS and the region's rich nuclear history.
Discover everything that the Antwerp Campine has to offer and must-see attractions.
Need a break? There's always space at the large picnic tables close to the playground.
Head upstairs and enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area from the rooftop of Tabloo.
Practical information about Tabloo
Gravenstraat 3, 2480 Dessel.
Charging facilities for electric bicycles and cars (3).
Ample free parking for bicycles, cars and coaches.
All areas accessible to buggies and wheelchair users.
To be sure of gaining entry, it is best to buy your ticket online. On-site electronic payment only. Schools and groups can request their visit in advance.
Tabloo is open on weekdays (9am–5pm) and on Sundays (10am–5pm). Last admission is at 4pm.
Free WiFi throughout the building. Cloakroom and lockers with electronic code.