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Brewery Museum

Maison des Brasseurs | Grand-Place 10, Brussels, Belgium
02/511-49-87
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As featured in 3 days in Brussels and 3 other guides
Ranked #171 of 203 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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adelaide
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

There is a reason why this place has so many bad reviews. It's not a museum. There is nothing to it. Waste of money. It relies on its location on the grand place to suck people in thinking it might be interesting. Huge waste. The beer was ok at the end but basically you just got asked light or dark.... More

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Oxford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We hadn't intended to visit but were blown in on a storm whipping through the Grand Place and thought it could be an interesting way to spend an hour or more. You head down an old wooden staircase to what it is a cellar bar with some unlabelled old brewing implements. A man takes your money at the bar, hands... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A very small museum with not much to see. The highlight being the small beer at the end of the visit.

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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It's really just a bar that gives you a leaflet about beer and shows you a video on how beer is made... that is it. Really nice beer though and it's just a €5 but it should not be advertised as a museum

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