Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles)

Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles)

Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles)
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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tapopriya c
Kolkata (Calcutta), India111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The museum is located in the grand place and the building is simply majestic. It was probably the king's palace before and has outrageously artistic structure both inside out. Forget the numerous exhibits inside, I was stunned simply by the pristine work of art on its walls and ceilings. There is an extensive display depicting the growth and evolution of Belgium. History lovers would find it very amusing.
Written February 16, 2020
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CJTravelerTexas
Texas8,972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The Brussels City Museum is dedicated to the history and folklore of the City of Brussels. The museum, which is exceptionally well done, is situated on the north side of the Grand Place, opposite Brussels’ Town Hall, in the Maison du Roi or “King’s House”. The building is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the square. This museum does a commendable job of communicating the history and culture of Brussels. Photographs are permitted. I found visiting this museum to be enjoyable and informative, and I would highly recommend it. Tickets may be purchased online.
Written October 15, 2023
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Lucian M
Constanta, Romania2,477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Musée de la ville de Bruxelles is housed by the building that is face to face with the City Hall, namely the Maison du Roi, or Broodhuis, that is, the Bread Market – that's because on this place the bakers' guild sold bread many years ago.
The museum holds many exhibits that are related to the city: different objects, paintings, tapestries, sculptures, sketches, Manneken Pis ... the original, it is said.
Access to the museum can also be paid in cash, not only by card, as is the case in other museums in Brussels. If you are in the Grand Place, it's worth going into the museum to learn more about the history of the city.
Written November 15, 2022
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BigTool
Chicago vicinity458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The museum has the obligatory timelines of of Brussels' history, duly accompanied by period paintings or photographs, but the displays include more than just that. I really liked the section that displayed the ceramic serving ware from wealthy households, from the days when the serving ware was molded to resemble the dish it was used for. Be sure to get a peek at the Grand Place and Town Hall from one of the museum's upper floor windows.
Written June 23, 2020
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Bianca W
London, UK1,542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Gorgeous building filled with historical facts about Brussels. Definitely use the audio guide, it's available in English and gives lots of in depth information about the items you're looking at.
This building also holds the original MannekenPis statue, the one in display in the city is a copy to protect the original from further damage.
I very much enjoyed my visit here.
Written April 9, 2022
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GAR
882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
The museum’s main focus was on the early modern period, with some medieval history thrown in too. There were many interesting paintings and other works of art. Most notably this museum houses the original weathervane from the Town Hall opposite, as well as the original Manneken Pis. There is good wifi through which visitors are able to access a complementary audio or visual guide
Written June 6, 2022
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Alex S
Zurich, Switzerland259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Great museum to spend 1-1.5 hours without rush and crowds and learn about history of Brussels and Manneken Pis. They also provide free wifi and very good free online audio guide. If you combine your visit with balcony to see Flower Carpet, then better pick morning hours, otherwise in the afternoon the sun will shine directly on you, which might affect your photos.
Written August 15, 2022
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TulipH
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I just visited the museum. The beautiful historical building has impressed me alot. Some items of the exhibition were really stunning.

The guy who sat in a corner beside the virtual reality experience was really rude! I've seen some cabins in a corner. I didn't seen the sign on the side that this doesn't belong to the normal exhibition. I was quite curious and just tried to enter on of the cabin to take a look. The guy there who didn't seem like a museum staff, stopped me. With a very rude attitude he told me that I have to pay extra, otherwise I musn't enter the cabin. He just drove me away with one hand like drove away a dog, How respectless he treated me made me angry for a half day!
Written February 18, 2020
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Connor M
Glasgow, UK218 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
It sits Right in the heart of Grand Place. A Really insightful museum that documents the history of the city and invokes and promotes different eras of history. There was some information that surprised me about the city, leaving me with a lot of new and intriguing knowledge going forward on my trip.
Written November 6, 2022
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AgedMan
United Kingdom560 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We ended visiting this Museum after the debacle of trying to visit the City Hall across the Grand Place.

It is an interesting enough place to visit, especially on a rainy afternoon too.

I am likely being a bit too negative after our experience at the City Hall.
Written September 24, 2022
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