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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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) reviews
We visited this brilliant museum on our last day in Brussels.Its very interesting but the entrance fee (15 euros) is very high. It was also a bit confusing as to where to go and the digital device...
We visited this brilliant museum on our last day in Brussels.Its very interesting but the entrance fee (15 euros) is very high. It was also a bit confusing as to where to go and the digital device... more »
This fine art deco building standing towards the top of the hill near to the Royale Palace. It houses a museum of musical instruments as well as a nice cafeteria on the rooftop - best to book - with..... more
This fine art deco building standing towards the top of the hill near to the Royale Palace. It houses a museum of musical instruments as well as a nice cafeteria on the rooftop - best to book - with..... more »
My wife and I spent 3 very enjoyable hours here, and would have spent longer if they hadn't been closing! The included audio guide is really interesting, as while it doesn't offer explanations of the instruments, it does provide many sound clips of them being played, usually as part of a song. Tip: look carefully at the listing for each instrument, as some also have videos of them being played. Most of the signs are in Dutch, French, and English. Also note that the museum has air conditioning, which was so nice on a hot August day! There were some closures of parts of the museum for renovation (I believe the cafe was unfortunately closed), so check the web site for status before you go.
🎷🎺🎼🥁🎸🪕The Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels is an excellent destination for music enthusiasts and anyone interested in learning more about different types of instruments from around the world. The museum has an impressive collection of instruments from various cultures, and the exhibits are presented in an engaging way that is both informative and entertaining. One of the standout features of the museum is the audio guide that visitors can use to learn more about the different instruments on display. The guide provides detailed information about the history and cultural significance of each instrument, as well as audio samples of how they sound.
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