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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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“top floor” (186 reviews)
“audio guide” (269 reviews)
“music lovers” (72 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"
in 186 reviews
"audio guide"
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"music lovers"
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"old england"
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"rooftop restaurant"
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"adolphe sax"
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"beautiful art nouveau building"
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"department store"
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"on display"
in 65 reviews
"great collection"
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"several floors"
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"rainy day"
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"headphones"
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Reviewed today

We only wanted to visit the top-floor restaurant (which is possible, free of charge) to take advantage of the spectacular view of the Brussels Old town (the best, according to our Walking tour guide, since one can't climb the Town Hall tower). Coming out of...More

Thank Stojan T
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Reviewed today

If you are a music aficionado then you can't miss this place. The museum is housed in a gorgeous Art Deco building and covers music from across the globe but does focus on European Music and the instruments therein. You will see everything from the...More

Thank Adam W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Museum of musical instruments is not on the interesting but also the way it is designed inside was amazing

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

€10 each to enter, half price with Eurostar ticket. Wouldn't want to pay full price. Was hoping for a better selection of instruments. Cafe very expensive and disorganised. Beautiful building though

Thank danceteacher1982
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was one the best for us in Brussels .. .experiencing different musical instruments from all over the world was just amazing. I strongly advice to buy the audio instrument when you enter this museum, costs just 2 Euros but that's the crux of...More

Thank manojmka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth leaving a few hours aside for this. Must use the audio guide (only €2) to fully enjoy. Wonderful experience. Would go again.

Thank Cliona68
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A huge museum of musical instruments in a very interesting art nouveau building. The most interesting was the keyboard intrument floor. All kind of rare and beautiful keyboard intruments. Some are very old with beautiful ornaments and paintings. On the top floor there is also...More

Thank AriHelsinki
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful museum.hundreds of different instruments from a theramin to a double piano to all different sized Ocarinas to sitars. Well worth a look and a listen with audio guide

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely leave enough time in your schedule for an afternoon at the MIM! The audio guide is incredible and you cannot attend without it!! The building itself is gorgeous but the historical instruments (along with the recordings on the audio tour) are never...More

Thank Bhens88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy music, and are keen to learn more about the history of different instruments then this is the place for you. The audio guide is a must as it allows you to hear many of the instruments on display. Please allow at least...More

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Leng X
15 June 2018|
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Response from drarunkumar24 | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot, but the railway station has a left luggage section. That is nearby.
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1 June 2018|
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Response from LodeVandermeulen | Reviewed this property |
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9 January 2018|
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Hi, yes it is. This was one of the few museums in Brussels I could get into in a mobility scooter. Some of the others claimed to have access but I was turned away when I arrived. There are several floors all with lots of... More
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