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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (264 reviews)
“music lovers” (74 reviews)
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Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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+32 2 545 01 30
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"top floor"
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"audio guide"
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"music lovers"
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"old england"
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"rooftop restaurant"
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"love music"
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"beautiful art nouveau building"
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"on display"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum was amazing, with so many different instruments across time and across different regions of the world. I'm personally a classical music enthusiast and so I loved my time in the museum.

Thank Joshua L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seemed so small from the upper level of Atomium. But there is really much to see. It includes all EU member states. (Will they remove the UK next year?)

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a unique museum of musical instruments of huge rarity and quality..with many display cases of instruments from around the world.Some people may find the very concept to be dull but in fact it is a delight.You must have the audio headsets to fully...More

Thank CathYorkshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really fun tour. You really need the audioguide to fully enjoy it. If would have been better if the exhibit descriptions were in English. Number 88 was the best

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is full of culture musical instruments and years of history. Lovely to see Children being taught about music and getting to play instruments. You can go at your own pace or as a tour and there are floors of beautifully preserved instruments from...More

Thank Su M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For everybody who likes music and musical instruments, this is a must. A incredible collection of instruments. Take the audio guide so you can listen to them as well! And the building s a beautiful art nouveau building. The picture is of the reception area.

Thank LodeVandermeulen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

and a beautiful building. I only wish I’d given myself more time to get around and enjoy the cafe too!

Thank Hannah R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all you must get the audio guide or you will really miss out. When you are in front of an instrument there is a number that you put into the guide then you will hear the sound of the instrument being played. There...More

Thank Jacklyn S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was highly recommended in my tourist guide. I was really disappointed as there is very little information in English. I expected more general information of the concept of the museum an more background information on the instruments, the countries etc. The audio guide...More

Thank Maurice B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has a great collection and the instruments are very well displayed however the descriptions are in Dutch and French and there is no translation for English. There was just one exhibit on the history of instruments from Estonia that offered info in English...More

Thank bizmarkee1
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Lough12
9 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.
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Carolina L
12 January 2017|
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Response from olasweetmol |
Yes, there is a shop there, but they don't sell musical items, just souvenirs.
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