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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 weeks ago

As a fan of classical music, but definitely not an expert, this museum just blew me away. Took my four year old daughter, and we spent just over four hours listening to and looking at instruments from all over the world. The headphone system worked...More

1  Thank SLVTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé & I visited the rooftop cafe on the 10th floor, on a very hot day. You can access the cafe without having to pay for the museum. The city views from the terrace are wonderful. It directly overlooks the royal palace. Well worth...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The MIM is located in an impressive Art Deco building, and have a comprehensive collection of musical instruments from all over the world. The audio guide (included in the ticket) illustrates the whole path with music instead of words! On the 10th floor a panoramic...More

Thank Bernardo T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive range of instruments from all over the world. Beautifully displayed. Audio of the sound of the instrument no words. Set in a art décor building that is a prize in its self.

Thank westwoodGlebeSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the entrance you receive headphones and you can hear every instrument in the museum. I was surprised that they even had some from Romania, which is my country. The lady from the ticket desk was not nice.

Thank Madalina P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did enjoy this museum - it has a great collection of unusual instruments from around the world - but I felt like it needed updating/better cataloguing. You get an audio guide which means that you can listen to all the instruments - super cool...More

Thank HelenStonehouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

O really enjoyed the museum It's one fantastic journey thought the music it's evolution and instruments. At the same time it's a very relaxing time the one that you'll spend In the museum.

Thank Joana D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to see such a huge collection of musical instruments under one roof. Really enjoyed the experience

Thank LekshmiArjun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This should be on your list if headed to Brussels. Inside you will receive a head set that allows you to listen to the unique instruments play.

Thank Rachel0980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe if you are into the music that place would be interesting to you. For me it was just 1 hour of listening to strange noises.

Thank AlekAsaduryan
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Carolina L
Is there any souvenir shop in the museum? Since we have limited time, can we just go to the souvenir shop? Do they sell lots of musical items?
12 January 2017|
Response from olasweetmol |
Yes, there is a shop there, but they don't sell musical items, just souvenirs.
Carolina L
Is there any souvenir shop in the museum? Since we have limited time, can we just go to the souvenir shop? Do they sell lots of musical items?
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.
Is there also parking here?
31 December 2016|
Response from VassiliosFanaras | Reviewed this property |
No, unforunately there is no parking there.
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