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“Hidden gem for musicians” 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 #36 of 79 attractions in Antwerp
Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Museums
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Edegem
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Hidden gem for musicians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Although it is still situated in the center of Antwerp, this museum doesn't attract the hordes of visitors like Rubenshuis. In the old butchers' hall you will find a fine collection of old musical instruments, in the basement there is an exposition of how church bells are made. They set up a workshop there, so you can follow the whole bell making process. Check out the concerts. There are lunch concerts and evening concerts. Sometimes the old instruments are played during a concert.

Visited February 2013
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Birmingham UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“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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