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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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Ranked #52 of 221 Attractions in Brussels
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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USA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
40 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This museum is in the Grand Place. It resides inside a very old Gothic building. It was very cool to see the artifacts that the museum houses. Religious artifacts, tapestries, paintings, building structures, statues, and china/silverwares are showcased here. The top floor currently has a display regarding WWI and Belgium's involvement - this was worth the extra Euro to see.... More

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Durham, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The exhibit of Mannekin Pis costumes was fun, but that is only one room of this 3 story museum. We enjoyed the paintings and models of the city at various stages of growth (and destruction from fires) and the stained glass windows of the building itself are beautiful. The museum was not very crowded, so is a nice place to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Museum of the City of Brussels is in a nice location on the Grand Place. The museum traces the history of Brussels through stained glass windows, paintings sculpture, pottery, tapestry and even models of the city. Most fun was seeing the Manneken Pis costumes. Many, gifted from countries around the world, are on display and many more are stored... More

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Bitburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband wanted to take a look in here, and when I read that all the Mannekin Pis costumes were stored on the top floor, so did I. This is an interesting small museum dedicated to the history of the city. The top floor is indeed filled with all the little outfits give to the Mannekin by all the different... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I visited this museum today with only 90 minutes until closing. The building is beautiful and gothic with stained glass windows. I went because of the collection of mannequin pis costumes. The charge is only €4 but I paid 1 euro more to go the the WW1 exhibit as well. I really needed an extra half hour to enjoy it.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Parallel to a permanent exhibit of an assortment of artifacts that seemingly did not pass muster at more prestigious exhibits, the Brussels City Museum runs a widely advertised side show entitled “Brussels on German time”, harking back to the temporary occupation of Brussels by German troops during WW I, heralded by 3 German soldiers entering the city on bicycles and... More

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Atlanta Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The city museum house an oddball collection of bric-a-brac. There are tapestries, paintings, china, carvings, models of the city, and probably the climax is the collection of pisser costumes. On the day I visited many of the costumes were displace for a World War I exhibit. An excuse to collect another euro.

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