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Address: Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02-279-43-50
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Lovely museum on the Grand Place

Interesting museum about Brussels, free access with the Brussels Card. You can connect to the museum wifi and get the audio guide for free which is really convenient to understand... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Julie C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting museum about Brussels, free access with the Brussels Card. You can connect to the museum wifi and get the audio guide for free which is really convenient to understand more about that great city! On the 2nd floor, you'll be able to see the 2 original versions of the Manneken Pis and a lot of his outfits, from Belgium... More 

Thank Julie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent collection of costumes that have been worn by the famous Manneken Pis statue in Brussels. Good displays on the history of the city of Brussels. Also interesting to see inside the restoration workshop for the major multi-year preservation work of a tapestry carton, a paper based tapestry template, from the 17th century. All captioned in Dutch and French, but... More 

Thank Peter W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't research this before going so it was a pleasant surprise especially as the entrance was free on the day we visited. Apart from learning about the history of Brussels, there is a nice collection of the pissing boy statue (Manneken Pis) dressed in the national costumes of many countries. The main square outside the museum is very touristy with... More 

Thank zanytraveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank AndyMatth
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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 

Thank AnonymousVBG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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.

Thank MariaWaltham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 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 

Thank wagonwheeltable
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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 

Thank Fabia C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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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