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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 #52 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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“worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

The interior of this bulding doesn't need to compete with the splendour of its exterior. In fact it compliments well the whole Grand Place experience. Exhibited are various painting and drawings of Grand Place and old Brussells as well as highly entertainign collection of costumes for Manneken Pis presneted by various countries, and associations...

Its family friendly and certainly not expensive (we didn't have to pay for kids, the chargesfor an adult were between 2-5 Euros...

Visited June 2011
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“Interesting museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

We found this place by accident, not realising that it is a museum. But it was interesting and told the story of Brussel's history. There were sheets in English. The Mannekin Pis costumes were fun to look at. The admission price was reasonable. On the way out we did a survey and were given a packet of chocolate eggs for our trouble, which was nice.

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southampton
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“Very interesting to learn the history of Brussels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

We came across this purely by accident as it was not very high up on Trip Advisor's "things to see" list.
It is very informative about the city's history. True, nearly all the placards are not in English, but you are handed a leaflet when at the desk which details all the exhibits in numerical order and has a couple of lines of info about each piece. There were 10 rooms in total to walk through over 2 floors (they have a lift too), and they also had audio/visual in English in each room, which was fascinating to listen to.
We paid 8E which included acces to the archeological remains below the building. Money well spent for a couple of hours sightseeing, we walked away knowing a lot more about Brussels, and how it came to be capital of Europe.

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“Good museum, but it helps to read French”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

This museum is on the Grand Place, the tourist place to be in Brussels. Don't let the first floor with lots of pottery and staid architectural details stop you, go upstairs for good exhibits on the history of Brussels. In the back of the top floor is a collection of costumes "owned" by Mannequin Pis. Most placards are in French and Flemish, but some, including the fascinating model of Brussels in the 1300s, have cards in English. A bargain at 3 euro and housed in the only building in Grand Place to survive the 1695 siege. No photos or cell phones allowed.

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