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MIM - Musical Instruments Museum
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$29.90*
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The Brussels Card with Optional STIB Public Transportation
Ranked #9 of 412 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 perfect harmony with the neoclassical ensemble on the Place Royale, and just around the corner from the Grand Place and Central Station, no less! It's here in this architectural gem that the MIM took up residence in June 2000. The museum's reputation is mainly built on its extraordinary collections. With a wealth of some 7000 instruments, the MIM is currently an internationally renowned instrumental museum. Once inside, you'll embark on a true tour of the musical world. After your trip past the some 1500 pieces on exhibit, the instruments and their history will no longer hold any secrets: from viole da gamba from the Court of Brussels to the 20th century theremin, and even including the African kora! And be sure not to miss our area devoted to the instruments of Adolphe Sax. The MIM is nothing other than a place to experience music. An infrared headphone system allows each visitor to explore the thematic tours to the tune of the melodious sound of the instruments presented. Translation is no problem. Everyone knows that music is a universal language.
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I never saw that many music instruments at one place before, also lot of odd instruments I never seen or heard of before! The buildin itself is a Art Noveau masterpiece

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Our whole family loved it! Really well done. Even our son who isn't thrilled to go to museums thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Well curated and fun - walking round such an amazing Art Deco building that has been superbly restored, filled with every musical instrument imaginable, to the soundtrack from the hand held device is a wonderful way to spend half a day.

The restaurant at the top is good, nice views, but a little pricey.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Good for the first two floors, but after that it got quite boring. I was really excited to see this museum before going but was disappointed when we were there.

Thank Courtney W
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

The England style building is astonished, take photos from the outside... Then go in, entrance fees only 5 euros, then take the audio devise for free, which is working for most of the instruments displayed... Just make sure you will stand on the area with audio sign on the floor in front of the instruments. No words spoken in the audio device ONLY MUSIC. Really fun to hear different sounds of instruments displayed from all over the world & from different eras coming from the past since stone era.
Don’t miss the view from high floor. There is also panoramic restaurant in 5th floor if u want to take a meal, we didn’t as it was very crowded!
Enjoy…

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