Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), Brussels

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With a massive collection of musical instruments, Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) 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 Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and other attractions in Brussels, use our Brussels journey builder.
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  • This was a great museum. There are tons of musical instruments from various cultures here including plenty of various brass instruments designed by the famous Belgian Adolph Sax, mostly saxhorns... 
    This was a great museum. There are tons of musical instruments from various cultures here including plenty of various brass instruments designed by the famous Belgian Adolph Sax, mostly saxhorns...  more »
  • A great selection of instruments, including some truly amazing examples of old and unusual pieces. some detailed explanations on some items with explanatory videos. But mostly audio items for each... 
    A great selection of instruments, including some truly amazing examples of old and unusual pieces. some detailed explanations on some items with explanatory videos. But mostly audio items for each...  more »
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  • I really loved this museum. Their audio guide is a little different, instead of telling you things about the exhibits, it plays short musical arrangements played on the instruments you're viewing. Which really brings them alive and makes the experience much richer. There are so many instruments, from primitive bone whistles to intricate pianos from all kinds of eras. If you like music at all, don't skip this one!
  • Totally fascinating. I spent over three hours here and looked at just about every instrument and listened to a lot of the musical extracts. Go, if you are at all interested in music. And in an amazing building. Note: at time of writing the restaurant is not open.

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