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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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  • Sorry but this was not only a waste of time but money. No explanations or history of instruments and just a total snooze fest. One review said you could be in museum for 4-5 hours and even though we.....  more
    Sorry but this was not only a waste of time but money. No explanations or history of instruments and just a total snooze fest. One review said you could be in museum for 4-5 hours and even though we.....  more »
  • We loved it! Such an interesting and informative museum. My partner is a musician and we could have spent hours and hours here (we were there for nearly 3). Worth every penny and would definitely go....  more
    We loved it! Such an interesting and informative museum. My partner is a musician and we could have spent hours and hours here (we were there for nearly 3). Worth every penny and would definitely go....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Unbelievably good, great for kids. You receive a tablet that you input the audio numbers of the particular instrument and can listen to it on headphones. I thought the whole museum was on the first floor I walked through but it’s on three or four floors. The building is incredible, this museum should be on the list of must see things to do in Bruxells. My pictures don’t do it justice, as I was to involved in the music itself

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