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Address: Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02-279-43-50
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An historic castle comes alive!

This museum is in the town square. The Square in itself is spectacular. The buildings here are dated back to the 1500s. This particular building, which now houses the museum, was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Lake Forest, California

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you want to learn and maybe find some more information about brussels, you should make a stop in your schedule to visit here. The museum is interesting with loads of exhibits and one about manneken pis with all its outfits. You get a free map of the museum and there is all different languages so everyone can understand.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Highlights; the series of maps that show how Brussels has developed over time, and the (surreal) collection of costumes for the Mannequin Pis. Other than that, nothing worth a mention.

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This museum is in the town square. The Square in itself is spectacular. The buildings here are dated back to the 1500s. This particular building, which now houses the museum, was it one telling of governors palace. It is three or four stories high, and on each floor there is a new and different experience of Brussels history. There are... More 

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Boyne City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The City Museum of Brussels is housed in an architecturally magnificent 17th Century building on the Grand Place. People are always perched on the veranda for people-watching and a break, but what is inside is an eclectic collection of Brussels artifacts dating from centuries ago. There are medieval carved altarpieces, stone statuary, porcelain pieces, wood sculpture including a beautiful Madonna... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited the museum to pass the time. It was interesting to learn the history of the city and the evolution of the Manneken-Pis. It was nice to see the collection of clothes he has, too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As stated above the mannekin pis part was really the most interesting part. The rest was disorganized. The have the makings of a great museum, but unless you are bored or have a great interest in the mannekin pis you can probably skip it. The lack of a clear connection between the various collections makes it kind of boring. There... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This museum of the city of Brussels is in the Maison du Roi in the Grand-Place. It is mainly about the development and architecture of the city, with drawings and scale models of the city at various times together with various artefacts from houses and buildings in the city. Interesting in its own way if you like that sort of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The entry fee for this museum is substantially less than others in Brussels. It is worth going in to see the 749 costumes on display for the Mannekin Pis, hilarious, like a historical Belgian Build a Bear!

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were "museumed out", but went here to see the costumes that Manneken Pis has worn. Apparently the little guy as 700+ outfits, but only about 50 are on display. There is a video playing outside this area and it is pretty amusing to watch. Sit down, rest your feet and enjoy!

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's a beautiful building outside, and had some interesting things to see inside - mostly on the top floor. If you only have 20-30 minutes then skip the lower 2 floors altogether and head straight for the top. Bring your smartphone and headphones as you can download a free audio-guide on site which I thought was a great idea.on the... More 

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Address: Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02-279-43-50
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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