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MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

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Address: Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 545 01 30
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
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As soon as it opened at the end of the 19th century, the luxurious Old...

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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Nice museum and good brunch

It was a pleasant surprise to discover the Musical Instruments Museum of Brussels, it is very interesting and nicely presented, and visitors get headphone to listen to the various... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This opinion concerns mainly the cafeteria and restaurant on the top floor. The Museum itself it's pretty amazing, and in an art-deco building, the "Old England" worth a visit. It's a pity staff and service are so bad, because the cafeteria has incredible sightseeings over Brussels. Waiters pushing people in rude ways, informing they were closing in an hour, I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a pleasant surprise to discover the Musical Instruments Museum of Brussels, it is very interesting and nicely presented, and visitors get headphone to listen to the various items display. As a bonus, it is a great lunch place during sunny weekends - varied food choices, good coffee and nice service; however, better reserve in advance or come early,... More 

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Thank Ana M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be put off by floor one....two and four are good. Check out the cool tiny harmonica! The pricing structure is ridiculous!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with a friend as part of a weekend trip in Brussels and I think it's safe to say that the museum should be included as part of any trip to Brussels. The building itself looks neat from the outside and there are 10 floors to peruse. The audio guide is included and really essential to enjoying the museum.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A museum has multiple floors of instruments with options to hear 80% of the instruments or maybe more. *Warning* Not stroller friendly although there is a elevator it gets filled really fast by the visitors on the 10th floor. It's a small elevator as well. I wouldn't recommend a stroller however. The museum was €8 but you get way more... More 

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Thank EarlJr90
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect program in Brussels on a rainy day. MIM has five floor and every floor has its own thematic exhibition room. We can walk up stairs or use the elevator. There are more than one hundred musical instruments in here which are not only visible but you can also hear them with your audio guide. Musical instruments... More 

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Thank Barbara S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, really nice museum!! Highly recommended!! But you might go there earlier since there are so many nice music from almost every different instruments :) I went there too late :(

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Thank Ji N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing some of the last remaining examples of certain obscure instruments is amazing. Hearing them played on the audio tour was great, however the touchscreen on the girlfriend's one was glitchy (dead zone over number 3) so she had to replace it. They weren't too pleased with that for some reason, then the replacement one's audio jack was loose... but... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This muzeum in an old department store is a must for all music lovers. Here you can see and listen to most of the instruments with an audio guide.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Tuesday in Feb. The museum is situated in an art nouveau building that is interesting in itself. You get an audio-guide (AG) and set off. Many of the displays have numbers on them which correspond to the AG - put in the numbers et viola! - you get to hear the instrument being played, with various levels... More 

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