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Museum Vleeshuis

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Address: Vleeshouwersstraat 38, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Small lovely museum. Every last Wednesday of the month classic concert.

Unexpectedly beautiful building, museum collection is of classical instruments. Museum is small but a great piece of culture in Antwerp. Entrance to the museum is only 5 euro... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheGoneAways
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the combination ticket museum and climbing the tower of the cathedral. Unknown to most people, the northern tower as a belfry is a Unesco World Heritage site, while the rest of the cathedral isn't. First a 20 minutes explanation about the bells and the tower on the ground floor and in the cellar of the museum. Followed by a... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpectedly beautiful building, museum collection is of classical instruments. Museum is small but a great piece of culture in Antwerp. Entrance to the museum is only 5 euro. Museum has ties to concervatorium, and every last Wednesday of the month they give classical concerts, very enjoyable. And after the concert you can see the museum. Lovely afternoon with a cultural... More 

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Evergem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

A hidden place that is not so famous but by coincidence i ended up here and tought to go inside and have a look. Small entrance fee of 5 euro and a possibilty of using your smartphone to listen to most instruments. Simple thing but really helpfull to get an idea how most old instruments sounded that time. They have... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This museum is located in the old meat house, a brilliant building. The collection consists largely of old music instruments, including serpents, old bagpipes, harpsichords, hurdy-gurdies, and much more. There's also some paintings and things like an old shaft for arrows. The collection is very nice, though I think not as elaborate as the music instrument museum in Brussels. Maybe... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building, definitely walk around and admire the architecture of the second oldest building in Antwerp. Started out as a meat market run by the Duke and the Butchers Guild, cellars were made for storage and the ground floor was the market hall. Upstairs (non-accessible) is a chapel and meeting room. The inside is cluttered by old musical instruments and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

As this used to be the butcher's guilt the façade is quite appropriate, with its red and white stripes looking like streaky bacon. The museum is well worth a visit if you are interested in old musical instruments

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Although it is not expensive, we decided not to go into this former butcher halls. Typically, this site was the historical town Centre and served the general public in the past. In order to preserve the building, it was turned into a museum. The nearby buildings forms a scenic view. 5 minutes walk from the building, you can find the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We visited this museum about two years ago and had a blast. It was great to discover the music from the middle ages and renaissance that is rarely heard. The visit this month however was ultimately disappointing. The difference: the audio guides, which made all the different in 2014, but were no longer available because of budget constraints. Otherwise, this... More 

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Maidstone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We found this museum quite by accident. It was a total surprise and truly wonderful. A very wide selection of musical instruments on two floors. The basement contains a recreated bell foundry and the complex contents of a local brass instrument maker who presumably ceased trading. The staff were very warm and helpful. On the day we visited, Sunday, the... More 

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Leiria, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I liked the museum and the contents of the exhibition, but I really missed some sounds, some music, according to its contents.

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