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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 #49 of 219 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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Melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
65 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
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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176 reviews 176 reviews
75 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
67 attraction reviews
486 helpful votes 486 helpful votes
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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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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133 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

this is a small museum on three floors . It is not expensive to go in . The whole top floor is dedicated to mannekin Pis's outfits Amazing , he must be the best dressed man in Brussels! The other two floors have collections of porcelain ,paintings etc

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Gravesend
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A small museum in comparison to some of the others but had a variety of exhibits; paintings, crockery, models and tapestries to view. Interesting to see how Brussels suffered many fires but has been rebuild.

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