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

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Address: Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02-279-43-50
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A 'Proper' Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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