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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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As soon as it opened at the end of the 19th century, the luxurious Old England department store earned an excellent reputation for its highly distinctive building. The entrance to the building is a jewel of the Art nouveau style while the rest is in...more
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Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 545 01 30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a musician, I found this place fascinating, several floors of odd instruments from every genre; strings, woodwinds, brass, and even electronica. The really cool thing was the audio guide, which provided a sample of most of the instruments displayed. I play multiple instruments and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Annoyingly, this place and most government run museums choose to close on Mondays which is inexplicable in this day and age. :( However, the building itself is an eye opener. The ironwork is pretty spectacular !

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank david n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The MIM is always a favorite spot to bring out of town visitors. It is a unique collection of art and music for every type of music lover. You can spend hours strolling along listening and learning about different music and cultures around the world....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EileenR532
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum last Saturday with my sister and my niece. We really came for coffee which is served on the top floor in a restaurant which has both inside rooms and an outside terrace with the most wonderful panoramic view of Brussels. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Christina952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It gives you an excellent opportunity to discover the world of all kinds of musical instruments from all over the world. It is very well organized and the construction of the building that hosts the museum also very impressive. It is in the heart of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lovelylitsa2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic museum of musical instruments of the last several hundred years. The is also a restaurant located within the museum. You can put on a head set and h...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Morris M
Reviewed March 19, 2019

I expected more from this museum. Although the collection of pianos and some strings is interesting there are is not really a big collection in general. Also, the building itself is interesting but the way the museum is organized in multiple levels is not the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Otto M
Reviewed March 19, 2019

MIM is one of the nice places for music lovers to be. You can find a variety of instruments from classical to western to modren. You can find instruments from all era. The exhibition is very nice.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank stayfocusedstaycalm
Reviewed March 18, 2019

This is a really interesting museum with lots of wacky stuff. I appreciated their wide variety of instruments and their attention to instruments from indigenous cultures instead of focusing exclusively on precursors to Western art music instruments. The piano exhibit was really well-curated but could...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank katiecorno
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

I could be here for hours and hours. So many cool, interesting instrument from different ages, the oldest ones being from 200 BC. The only negative thing was that many information signs only were in french or belgium.. Other from that i was very satisfied

Date of experience: March 2019
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Leng X
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Response from Ott B | Reviewed this property |
Not from what I remember. This is a museum and usually they don't have such facilities in there. The train station is really close though, you can leave luggage in there.
June 1, 2018|
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Hi, yes it is. This was one of the few museums in Brussels I could get into in a mobility scooter. Some of the others claimed to have access but I was turned away when I arrived. There are several floors all with lots of... More