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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 via mobile

Music Museum : Cara, Martin and I 🎸 You can see everything from a piano to an ocarina It really makes want to dance 💃 like a ballerina

Thank RhymeReviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

You like or not the music, do not miss this out! Nice collection of music instruments, after even trying them out you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee at the rooftop restaurant. Also the house of MIM is such a nice one!

Thank Nicodraga
Reviewed 5 days ago

Listening to all kind of musical instruments! Nice rooftop restaurant with great brunch on sunday. Enjoy!

Thank StephaneBrussel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great collection of beautiful instruments but most just have names on the labels and that's it. Some placards are translated in English and some aren't. Portable guide have some information but not on many instruments. Hearing the sounds is a nice touch. We were impressed...More

Thank kcmeesha
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love this Museum. It is very inspirational. Music has been with human beings since our beginnings. Even if you are not a music lover, you are going to find this place fascinating. It has a lot of musical instruments. And when they give you...More

Thank Ariel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is utterly unique: its collection alone is unrivalled, but what really sets it apart from the competition is the audioguide with recordings of all the unusual, historic, or exotic instruments being played. This really brings them to life, and you can spend hours...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must-see for music lovers. My wife and I spent three hours here and we could have still stayed longer. Each exhibit has a short video playing three short songs of the artist. Amazing place and we will return for another visit. They also have...More

Thank robertmahmood
Reviewed 1 week ago

European instruments are well represented and can be listened though the visit. One of the must-see museum in Brussels.

Thank Tintinabarn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had a great experience in this museum. I advise you to spend 3 hours inside. They have almost all musical instruments I can think of, from east to west, from ancient to modern...

Thank AstridLin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Musical Instruments Museum for free (it's free on the first Wednesday of every month after 13:00). The museum boasts a very large collection of musical instruments from across the globe (pictures attached), displayed on four different floors. Most of the instruments come...More

Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
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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.
31 December 2016|
Response from VassiliosFanaras | Reviewed this property |
No, unforunately there is no parking there.
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