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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

I visited the museum with my kids (6 and 9) and we were simply astonished by the quality (and indeed quality) of the items on show. On arrival you receive audioguides and you can listen to almost all the instruments. Moreover, the building is just...More

Thank rbtmuch
Reviewed 2 days ago

My second visit to this fantastic museum just confirmed my opinion that this is one of my top museums in the world. It is housed in "Old England", a spectacular Art Deco building, which would be worth a visit in itself. At the entrance, you...More

Thank Olaf S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is great. Very interesting, get the audio tour to hear some of the more exotic instruments. Do not bother with upstairs restaurant. Awful service, small menu and overpriced

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this is one of only two such museums in the world, it wasn't as crowded as it deserved to be. Beautiful old building, with enchanting things to discover around every corner. Ancient, merely old, lovely, complicated, all well-displayed and fascinating. No language barrier, and...More

Thank lisa s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant time hearing all the instrument playing through the audio guide. The building is absolutely gorgeous and you won't get bored at all if you want to explore. The restaurant on the rooftop is a must-see, especially on a sunny day...More

Thank Irene W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really informative with the audio to listen to each instrument.more over on top there was the 365 restaurant which is a panoramic one.

Thank Rola1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a music lover or a musician, you need to spend a few hours here. The history is amazing. You’ll need to get the audio tour to listen how the instruments play.

Thank Geri A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth 10 euros! Beautiful instruments which you can hear play if you get the audio guide (no information through this, just the instruments playing). The building itself is absolutely stunning. Don’t forget to go all the way up to the last floor (lift or...More

Thank Zais L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting little museum, nicely laid out, although it peters out after a few floors, leaving a vacuum before getting to the restaurant at the top. The restaurant was a major disappointment, more of a fast food place but with high prices for the...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited quite a few museums in Brussels and we are quite blown away by our experience at MIM! I would say our experience was very much enhanced by the audio guide. It is definitely worth spending the additional $2Euro it. The museum is...More

Thank artzero
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8 January 2018|
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Response from ClaudeRakisits | Reviewed this property |
Certainly inside it is. There’s an elevator inside. As for access from outside, I don’t know.
Carolina L
12 January 2017|
Response from olasweetmol |
Yes, there is a shop there, but they don't sell musical items, just souvenirs.