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Brewery Museum

Maison des Brasseurs | Grand-Place 10, Brussels, Belgium
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As featured in 3 days in Brussels and 3 other guides
Ranked #183 of 211 attractions in Brussels
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Drinking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: No beer lover should visit Brussels without a visit to this 17th-century museum, which shows an important and unique side of the city's history.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Awful. Nothing to see. Bad beer that puts Belgium to shame. Tourist board should ban it. A waste even at €5 and sexist fools run it. On the plus side the beer in bars, much better :)

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A small museum/exhibition below the guild of brewers house in the Grand place. Exhibition not really worth seeing, especially if you know anything about brewing already. Met by a rather sarcastic attendant (at the time entertaining the ladies in the Jazz stage crew !) - didn't stay to sample anything as still "entertaining". A real shame as there are so... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

For the price we cannot say that is a bad place (5? entrance plus a small beer) but it is not a real museum not a real tavern so i suggest you to go to another really good other place like café delirium.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The brewery museum is in the basement of one of the guild houses of Grand Place. It took us a while to work out where exactly it was from our map. Having found it we found it to be small with two rooms, the back room had modern industrial looking brewing machines in it which showed videos of the beer... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Having read past TripAdvisor reviews, we considered ourselves prepared to be disappointed. We have prior knowledge that the place is too tiny to do justice to the glorious history of beer brewing in Belgium. As a worst case scenario the free half pint beer would recover the entrance fee of ?5 per adult. We were given a printed brochure and... More

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Not sure why this is filed under the "Brussels for Free" heading, because it cost me 5 euro. The review before mine by Just_Being_ME29 was dead on. I was saved from being completely unhappy because 1) the barkeep was very friendly and was willing to talk about beer with other tourists, 2) I got a glass of good beer out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Wasn't exactly a museum. There were just big drums which had a prerecorded video on what could be it's contents (which was supposedly churning beer). Took under 2 mins to walk through and look and there was a 15mins video, which I couldn't be bothered to watch and then you get a free Belgium beer, that's it. There are steep... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Just plain awful and a complete rip off. Clearly a tourist trap by being situated on the grande place. We stayed there for all off 20 odd minutes before going to find some real Belgian beer!!!! It consisted of a video loosely based on the history of belgian beer, and some brewery artefacts. That's it! It's taken me longer to... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is basically two rooms; the first room is a bar with equipment from the old brewery days, the second room is featuring modern equipment and a film that explains the processes. The highlight is the half pint beer of day you get at the end of the visit. Think of this as a cosy place to enjoy a beer... More

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Plano, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Just like what others said, the museum is so small you don't really learn about brewery. I finished the whole display in a minute, was shocked, and thought I missed some more. But sure enough there were only two rooms probably less than 1000 sq ft total! At least u get a glass of beer at the end for five... More

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