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Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles)

Address: Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02-279-43-50
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Ranked #64 of 323 things to do in Brussels
Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Historic sites, Arenas & stadiums, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Historic sites, Arenas & stadiums, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I stayed there in January and is a must see in the city, not that big but has some temporal exhibitions. Students can get there free. You need to go ands see the wardrobe and the original statue of the Manneken Pis.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There were English laminated card for every exhibit. Get to know about the history of Brussels, the myths/stories about Manneken Pis, about the river problem that Brussels had... The museum is just at the Grand Place.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

On our recent trip to Brussels we went into this Museum - first impression was that the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was so nice to see the displays - I have a fascination for old churches etc and the wooden statues were beautiful. I noticed that there were info sheets in folders on the walls - most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

within the more general city museum there is an exhibition of how the people of Brussels in particular were affected by the events of WW1. This is well worth a visit to see how people tried to come to terms with it. The exhibition is excellently put together with visitors guides. A timely reminder. Within the wider town hall exhibition... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were intrigued by the outlook of the building at first, it was a lot more 'grey' compare to the surrounding buildings that stood so grand in their golden decor. Entrance fee was only 4 euros and 1 extra euro for the current exhibition at the top floor. The inside of the building seem to be smaller than I thought... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very in-depth history of Brussels with great visuals (photos, models) about urban development since the 12th century.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I'm not much of a fan for sculptures, tapistries, engravings and stuff. Went into the museum thinking I can read more about the history of Brussels, and was surprised to see all the artifacts instead. Not sure if there is an audio guide, but the explanations are not in English so I can't really make out what the artifacts relate... More 

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La Jolla, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We spent a couple of well-spent hours looking at the special WWI exhibit on the top floor of the City Museum, which explores the German occupation of the city during the conflict. There is also a collection of silly Mannekin -Pis costumes on the same floor, which I suppose is worth a visit for some. The rest of the museum... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a small museum that worth a visit to understand the history of Brussels. I found that paintings were not well located in the museum, as if there was no room to place than correctly. One cannot even have a look at the painting as they are too high on the wall, above another object. Room distribution and space... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Interesting history of pottery and tapestry in Brussels, and with many photographs of parts of the city which were pulled down for redevelopment. Information in Flemish and French. Most informative, and a contrast to the Christmas market.

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