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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 yesterday

I had wanted to visit this muesum.. But as i had less time, i got only 45 minutes.. You can listen to each instrument and get lost in the world of music.. So plan accordingly and visit the place if you have 2-3 hours in...More

Thank Vaishali D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were given audio guides and we could walk around the museum and choose to listen to the instrument according to the number. After the first 10 minutes I found it very boring as the first level had the weirdest instruments with awful 'music'. But...More

Thank neminskii
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife who loves music but can only "Play" the radio enjoyed this as my of my many years in band and music lessons self. The older stranger instruments intrigued me and my wife preferred the more ornate - like the piano with the built...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend all day here visiting and learning about music. There are several floors with different pieces of music to listen too. On the very top of the observation deck. In which, you are able to eat lunch or dinner and take in the...More

Thank unwindwithspa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved this museum and I could have spent the whole day in it. The building, first of all, is a former Art Nouveau department store (I think!) and it's quite amazing. Make sure you take both the lift and the stairs! The collection...More

Thank Marla7
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a family trip we made today. We all were given an audio guide, basically you push a number of a certain exhibit, and hear that musical instrument playing, so you end up listening to music while you admire the instruments or while you...More

Thank olasweetmol
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible, world-class museum that can hardly be viewed in a single visit, not just because of it's enormous size, but because of how fascinating and thoughtful its exhibits are, and all of the dicoveries from all over the world there are to...More

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic experience. You will get an audio guide and be able to listen to many of the instruments on display. There are many unique and historical items, including instruments from all over the world. Take your time to explore! Highly recommended :)

Thank Tal B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most informative and enjoyable venues for everyone . Amazing exhibits covering many countries world wide. Hands on exhibit are fun

Thank H0wardL713
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this place is seriously interesting. the outside of the building is even amazing to look at. listening to all the different instruments through the headsets was so good as i had never heard of some of them before. would have been helpful for some of...More

Thank 123eml
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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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