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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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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

Take care: it will be a long visit and you need to rest from time to time. Apart from the fact that there is no interaction with the instruments - alas - your appetite for curiosities and information will be satisfied. Worth the price of...More

Thank federico f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum holds an incredible collection of music instruments of all over the world. There is an audio guide which can give examples of how each instruments sounds like, some being played in their original setting. A less known touristic attraction, but definitely one to...More

Thank Thibaut D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where else can you hear 3000 yr old temple bells and Jimmy Hendrix's guitar? Floors of instruments, an excellent headset system to listen to most being played, placards in multiple languages and a coffee shop/cafe on the top with a great view of the city....More

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is great because you get to hear how the different instruments sound using the device given by the staff at entrance. They have 4 floors only with instruments, their history and the accompanying sounds. Good value. At the top of the building there's...More

Thank Morten K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute plan to visit this museum. There are loads of unusual instruments, and for many you can hear the sound with the free headphone.

Thank Cecilia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must go if in Brussels. The tour is reasonably priced and its well worth the money, even if you are not into music or history. This tour is primarily on audio phone and you get to hear all the different instruments played...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a professed museum lover, I was excited to visit this museum since it is so highly rated. The collection of musical instruments was quite extensive with many I have never seen before. I would have like to learn more about their construction and/or history,...More

Thank Travelluver84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's a great place, and please take the audio guide, cause we didn't take it at first, cause I thought that my kids won't be able to understad what the say about, caus ethere wasn't giude in our language, but the point is in that...More

Thank Indrė G
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.
30 December 2016|
Response from VassiliosFanaras | Reviewed this property |
No, unforunately there is no parking there.
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