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Address: Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02-279-43-50
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This museum gives the visitor a fascinating insight into the history of Brussels. There is a large amount of artwork on display, along with artefacts, photos and models relating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum gives the visitor a fascinating insight into the history of Brussels. There is a large amount of artwork on display, along with artefacts, photos and models relating to Brussels' interesting past. An audioguide is available in numerous languages and is well worth the extra couple of Euros. The display of Manneken Pis costumes is great!

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Thank AndyMatth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Central location, fantastic building and the collection of costumes for Manneken Pis is very nice to see. Unfortunately the organization is from the same time as Leopolds colonization of Congo. If you don't speak french, its a waste of time to see the museum. If they respected the fact that english is a quite common language, it would take a... More 

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Thank Jonas R
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is fairly compact. There's some history of the city but it was a bit redundant with what we'd learned during our tour of the Stadhuis right across the square. The highlight for me was seeing the incredible collection of Manneken Pis costumes. There are so many lovely, elaborate gifts from all over the world! You shouldn't need more... More 

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Thank AnonymousVBG
Waltham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a decent first stop at Grand Place to get to know Brussels a bit. Very beautiful art. Installations upstairs give you a sense of the city from ancient times, to medieval times to now. Niece particularly enjoyed the hundreds of costumes for the Mannequin Pi.

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Thank MariaWaltham
Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a Friday lunchtime and it was very quiet. I paid €8 and my daughter under 18 had free entry. We spent a lovely few hours mooching around. Beautiful tapestries, paintings and models of Brussels. The stained glass window in the stair well was a highlight. The room at the top of the stairs on the... More 

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Thank wagonwheeltable
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tapestries, sculpture and ceramics from Brussels history are interesting (bear in mind, however, that not much of the information is in English) but the real highlight of the collection is the extensive wardrobe of Manekin Pis. Hundreds of his little outfits, some on replica manekins, some in drawers, with a very handy interactive option to search through a pictoral... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have to admit of it wasn't part of the Brussels card I would have given this place a miss. Nice little museum (could spend between 30 mins to an hour here) about the history of Brussels. Of course the main attraction is Mr pis and all his costumes which really made the museum. Pricy for what it is, but if... More 

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Thank Dave_A1923
Beersheba, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Manneken Pis statue is just not interesting, but as a symbol, he got a lot of attention, and the clothing it has (dress is mostly traditional outfits from all over the world) , displayed in the Museum of the City of Brussels is actually the main attraction.

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Thank Cynicoren
cambridge UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

A very good ,thorough, history of Brussels...well worth a visit especially if the,weather is a bit damp outside!

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Thank yvonne b
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum. I went to see the Manneken Pis outfits on the third floor but was surprised by how much I enjoyed the rest of the museum, too. There's a lot of Brussels history packed into here. I especially liked the scale models of Brussels during different periods of history (second floor). Really interesting to see how... More 

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