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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 #47 of 212 attractions in Brussels
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Ogden, UT
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I liked my visit here, but it was fairly small, I expected something a little more extensive. The exhibits cover the history of the city, and the top floor has some of the costumes that Manniken Pis has been dressed in.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

it is situated in a building called maison du roi in the grand place n opposite the town hall.it is counted as a unesco world heritage site alongwith the square.it is dedicated to the history of brussels n contains many paintings,sculptures,tapestries,photos.the most imp being the costumes -abt 750 of the mannekin pis statue.

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Nomadic
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This made for a refreshing break from the heat and crowds outside. It's nothing special, very traditional and dusty museum. Staff are nice though.

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Pensacola, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This small but interesting museum is located on the Grand Place and is worth the visit. It can easily be viewed in an hour or so. The Mannekin Pis costumes (several hundred) are delightful to see.

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Forest Hills, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The museum is located in one of the historical buildings of the the Grand Place. The building itself is majestically beautiful. Being around the Grand Place transports you to a different century, which is also the case once you step in the museum. There is large amount of history housed within those walls. Compared to other museum's this one is... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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150 reviews 150 reviews
46 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you use the Brussels card to get in it is worth visiting. While there was information on the city of Brussels history it was mostly not in English and not well displayed. It is worth seeing the Mannekin Pis in costumes as it was definitely amusing and will be remembered.

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Canberra, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This museum provided a broad introduction to the history of Brussels. There are English cards for a good number of the exhibits, and videos are run in English, French and Dutch (in a consecutive loop). The main draw card is the warddrobe of Mannekin Pis, where a selection of the 500 or so donated costumes for the statue (as well... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Located in Maison du Roi on the Grand Place, this is a centrally located museum about the city and a great place to start. I would recommend getting a Brussels Card from the Tourist information centre opposite and visiting the museums in the city to save money. The City Museum was interesting as it showed the development of the city,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Although this is to be expected as we are not in England, this museum had significant handful fire potential due to the poor catering for English guests, although cards were provided in places the quality of these was varied.m

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riberac
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50 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We visited just after Christmas when the Grand Place in which the museum is situated was having nightly son et lumiere shows when all the grand buildings were magnificently lit up. At this time there was a great buzz in the whole square. The museum is on 3 floors and we didn't get time to spend as long as we'd... More

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