MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels

4.2
#2 of 89 in Museums in Brussels
With a massive collection of musical instruments, MIM - Musical Instruments Museum caters to musicians and music lovers. You can explore Belgium's musical history, European musical traditions, and non-European instruments, all of which are organized on four floors. Visit the basement for an exhibit on mechanical instruments, including clocks and bells and a componium--a 19th-century instrument that can create an infinite variety of music. The next level displays traditional instruments from around the world. Continue up for an exhibit of string and keyboard instruments. The top floor is dedicated to Adolphe Sax, a Brussels musician who invented the saxophone. To visit MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and other attractions in Brussels, use our Brussels journey builder .
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  • We at the Museum but did not know that it is possible to pay in addition to inviting our headphones sound tools play. Showed lots of odd tools types and prosaic. And that's it. The Museum does not give too much information about the tools and they appear very dull and not order (e.g. chronological order or style) just randomizes terms. If you weren't with the discount card of Brussels there is a chance we prey even more because it's a lot of €7 for the Museum.
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  • My wife is a trained musician, me not: at the beginning, it is a little forced and forced that I agreed to spend 2 hours but everything is so well presented and commented that I am interested bcp. icing on the cake: the restaurant and bar on the terrace
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  • It is a super interesting museum. Absolutely a must see if you are in Brussels. The museum is on 4 floors in a magnificent building. You can see so many musical instruments, from the most modern and common to the more traditional and ancient. The audio guide is a must, without it the experience is not as satisfying.
  • Lovely museum, in a beautiful building, close to the Museum of Fine Arts, in Brussels. The building itself is very interesting, and it almost looks like it does not belong there between other modern buildings. Once you go inside, you have to pay 10€ for the museum, but if you only want to go to the restaurant at the top, it is free. Yes, there is a lift. The restaurant is located at level 10, and it has a terrace too. The view is OK, but there are plastic/glass windows which partially obstruct the view. The museum itself spreads over the first four floors, and has a nice range of instruments from all over the world. Would definitely recommend visiting it, if you have the time, even though I think it might be a little bit overpriced.
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