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“fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vleeshuis (Butcher's Hall)

Vleeshuis (Butcher's Hall)
Vleeshouwersstraat 38-40, Antwerp, Belgium
32 (0)3 233 64 04
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Ranked #40 of 108 things to do in Antwerp
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Birmingham UK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The highlight of our trip to this city. Looks stunning from the outside & houses a fascinating collection of instruments through the ages. We were given a free audioguide with our tickets; it has text about the exhibits & you can listen or enjoy video as you tour the displays. We had well over 2 1/2 hours here & I'd recommend it to all lovers of historical music. There's also a wonderful display of bells and how they're made.

Visited August 2012
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Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The museum was ok, but I think there are a lot better museums (like MAS and MOMU) in Antwerp. So if you come for a short visit this is certainly not a must.

Visited May 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“medieval stuff - torture, music, harnasses, etc”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Very special museum on various medieval artefacts, typical for the flemish history. worthwhile, certainly with kids

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Antwerp
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“a different museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

another Antwerp gem, here also do try to visit it and combine it with attending a concert

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Well maintained and interesting museum showcasing history of music in Flanders.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Compact exhibition of all things musical pertaining to Flanders, displayed over two floors.
Disappointingly, the 'audio guide' didn't have that much audio content - at least the English language version didn't! However, the English language visual explanations were very adequate.
You won't need much more than an hour here, but still a worthwhile diversion.
Visit if you're exploring the 'old town'.

Visited January 2012
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