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MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 545 01 30
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As soon as it opened at the end of the 19th century, the luxurious Old England department store earned an excellent reputation for its highly distinctive building. The entrance to the building is a jewel of the Art nouveau style while the rest is in perfect harmony with the neoclassical ensemble on the Place Royale, and just around the corner from the Grand Place and Central Station, no less! It's here in this architectural gem that the MIM took up residence in June 2000. The museum's reputation is mainly built on its extraordinary collections. With a wealth of some 7000 instruments, the MIM is currently an internationally renowned instrumental museum. Once inside, you'll embark on a true tour of the musical world. After your trip past the some 1500 pieces on exhibit, the instruments and their history will no longer hold any secrets: from viole da gamba from the Court of Brussels to the 20th century theremin, and even including the African kora! And be sure not to miss our area devoted to the instruments of Adolphe Sax. The MIM is nothing other than a place to experience music. An infrared headphone system allows each visitor to explore the thematic tours to the tune of the melodious sound of the instruments presented. Translation is no problem. Everyone knows that music is a universal language.
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Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 545 01 30
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pleased with the displays. They do a decent job of having instruments from all around the world. Disappointed the audio guides weren't availalble as it would have been nice to hear the instruments in many cases. Well worth 2-3 hours.

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went round the Museum, had a good lunch and then went round again with a guide. The absolute highlight was the Tromba Marina which I had never heard played before.

Thank ctphelan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Entrance to this museum containing 8000 instruments cost me 10 euros but if you have a Brussels card entry is included. The building itself is architecture at its best and worth the entrance fee just to see it. The staff were welcoming by apologetic about...More

Thank MamaK186487
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is near Belvue Museum and Coudenberg so after our visit to those, we decided to check out this one as well. What a good decision as the MIM is a really cool museum. Yes, you don't get to hear what the instruments sound...More

Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't spend much time in the museum. I really just went to see the renovatied building and top floor restaurant. Never was helped at the restaurant, so just left. Sat there for about 20 minutes enjoying the view. That was fine for me.

Thank janice s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With out any sound this instrument museum is not good. Audio guides are missing due to a project and the staff is unable to say when they will be Back. Further more staff sas not welcoming or happy that we were there..... Don't brother.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seen instruments I've never laid eyes on in here! Fascinating and interesting. Already told so many people about it. Definitely worth the visit. Very busy when we went and a few rowdy loud groups of young men simply loitering. Not the museums fault but a...More

Thank Letchy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful building and the musical instrument collection is fascinating. One of the not so great aspects of this museums is the lack of an audio-guide that would allow you to hear what the instruments sound like. Also I found that there...More

Thank Monique G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is amazing, the collection remarkable and the rooftop terrace make of this museum a must see in a visit. However, to my big disappointment: 1. Audio guide/chance to listen to such old instrument collection/understand history of music NOT AVAILABLE 2. Not available concerts...More

Thank brussella
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is housed in a beautiful building and is absolutely wonderful. The range of musical instruments on show is incredible and it is a real treasure of a museum. Well worth a visit - allow plenty of time!

Thank Jean S
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Carolina L
12 January 2017|
Response from olasweetmol |
Yes, there is a shop there, but they don't sell musical items, just souvenirs.
Carolina L
12 January 2017|
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Response from nour s | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a souvenirs shop, but I am not sure about the musical items.
30 December 2016|
Response from VassiliosFanaras | Reviewed this property |
No, unforunately there is no parking there.
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