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MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

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Address: Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 545 01 30
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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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first visit for Sax expo gives me the sensation to make a trip into the time. Excellent stories, instruments and general athmosphere

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Sofia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

first visit for Sax expo gives me the sensation to make a trip into the time. Excellent stories, instruments and general athmosphere

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels with friends, we used to meet one a week in that area and visit another museum. We were lucky to be there one Wednesday afternoon (the first Wednesday of the month) and we had free entrance! We were even given a ticket mentioning it was a free visit, with the date... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the Museum of Musical Instruments with my husband during a recent trip to Brussels and highly recommend it! The museum is much bigger than it appears and all guests are provided with headphone sets to hear music samples from various instruments. The only downside was that the text in the museum was not in English. However, this was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is housed in an old Art Nouveau clothing store from early in the 20th century. The building itself is charming. The music museum is wonderful but needs some additional work as far as explanation of the exhibit. We loved the guide with snippets of sound from the various instruments--but there needed to be more--especially when you can see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are 1000+ musical instruments displayed on four floors of this interesting multi-storey building. With their physical presence and recordings of many of the instruments being played brings the museum to life and creates an interest for everyone no matter how musical you are! The restaurant serves good quality food and drink at sensible prices and by friendly staff. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Six of us (two American couples, one local couple, all of us 60+) visited MIM. We had initially expected to spend maybe a couple of hours there, but we ended up taking most of the day! MIM is located in a restored "Old English" clothing store that was built in 1899. 10 stories tall, plus a lower level, the riveted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

For the money this is a great museum. The quality of the exhibits is high and the audio experience is well-executed. Even if you are not a musician this place has a lot of interesting things to offer. Also the top floor restaurant has a fantastic view of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are music lovers and decided to give a try and visit the Musical Instruments Museum. From the begining we were impressed by the special and particular building. The interior is very smart arranged, and the audio devices are very useful. Do not miss visit the MIM.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love music - and this museum is truly amazing - I enjoyed it much more than I even expected and spent almost two hours there. If you love music -m you MUST go. If you just like music - you still must go! And then had a great lunch in their restaurant on the top floor with terrific views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go on the hop on hop off bus its the first stop after the central station. Definitely get off and have a look and listen as there is nothing much else of note on the route and it would be disappointing to miss it. I read the reviews before going and would say they are accurate- nothing more... More 

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