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

Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
02-279-43-50
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$27*
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Ranked #52 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
La Jolla, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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61 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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Skegness
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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37 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The museum exhibition requires you to start at the top and then work your way down. There is a small fee you have you pay to enter the general exhibit, and another additional fee to enter a special exhibit. While not a large museum, the contents on display give visitors a brief introduction into the development of Brussels as a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great opportunity to know one of the oldest brussels buildings from inside. Located on "grand place", the museum holds numerous articles from Belgium development and majority of the "Maneken Pis" clothes (from its vast wardrobe). Nice and beautiful.

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31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Good historical info. Most fun is the top floor with the dressing room and Manneken Pis video. It's so adorable, I agree with the person below. It will definitely make you smile!

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UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Wonderful tapestries, statues, china collection, artwork and models all highlighting the development of Brussels. It is not a time consuming, tedious or boring museum and is good value at only 4 euros. The film about the development of Brussels is informative. The Mannekin Pis costume collection is astonishing! I expected a few clothes, but this little guy has a huge... More 

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USA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went to this museum after seeing a flier for the WWI special exhibit. It was very informative to learn abour Belgium's involvement and resistance during the war. The propoganda artwork was great. Educational way to spend a couple of hours.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We went into the museum to see the Mannekin Pis costumes, which are fantastic and include a costume from nearly every country on the globe, but then also visited the special World War One exhibit, which was highly informative and moving. A beautiful building, and an educational museum.

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Melbourne
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16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum as coming to Brussels I didn't actually know that much about the city. The museum is spread out over three levels with the first and second showcasing a lot of historical artwork including painting, woodwork, stain glass windows and tapestries. There is also a large model of what Brussels used to look... More 

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