Musical Instruments Museum

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Musical Instruments Museum Brussels Reviews

vulindlela vulindle…
127 reviews
Facsinating! Oct 15, 2014
My daughter plays the viola and so she wanted to see this.

It was actually a very fascinating museum, and I really enjoyed it.

It has 10 floors, but only half of them are for the public.

The top floor has a nice café that has great views of the city.

They give you a little device with headphones and then when you stand in front of different instrument displays, you can listen to how they sound.

We stayed here for 3-4 hours, including a lunch at the café, and I recommend that as a minimum time to fully enjoy the museum.

I am not musically inclined at all and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum.

Cost is 12 Euro for adults.
MIM building
Hammond Organ
Various flutes
Various stringed instruments
12 / 12 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
cotton_foam says:
I think that you like music a lot...
Posted on: Jul 19, 2016
aihfl says:
Thank you for the welcome - I am brand new around here. My wife has been to this museum and says it's amazing. I haven't gotten around to Belgium yet in my own travels. What did your daughter do in a past life to have to play the viola in this one : ) ? I am a professional oboe player, so it's not like I'm not used to musician jokes at my expense as well.
Posted on: Nov 15, 2014
spocklogic says:
Looks like a great collection of instruments based on the photos.
Posted on: Nov 09, 2014
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
World class museum Aug 27, 2010
The Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels is indeed world class. It is well visited but it is in an area close to the Grosse Markt, where there is plenty of competition for places to see.

It covers four floors and the admission charge covers use of headphones. These can be directed at most of the musical instruments and the sound of them playing can be heard.

There are over 7,000 instruments. The organologists each look after a separate collection. These include several by type of instruments from the west but also there are collections from Africa, the Middle East, Central asia, North and South America and even Oceania - htough the mind does boggle a little at the last one!
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Chokk says:
I never went there and I lived 4 years in the city!
Posted on: Aug 28, 2010

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