Musical Instruments Museum Tours
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Right in the center of Brussels, a stunning art nouveau and neoclassical building is home to a vast collection of musical instruments from around the world. The Musical Instruments Museum (aka the MIM) showcases everything from Western keys and keyboards to classical instruments from medieval times through the late 1800s.
If you’re a music lover, the MIM is the place to go. Four floors hold more than 1,100 exhibits; additional galleries spotlight mechanical instruments and traditional instruments from other countries. A small additional fee gets you a Wi-Fi-enabled audio guide that lets you hear the sounds of the instruments on display. A Brussels sightseeing pass typically includes access to the MIM, and some city tours stop at the museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Plan to spend about two to three hours at the MIM.
- Facilities include restrooms, a gift shop, and a restaurant.
- The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
The MIM sits on the Rue Montagne de la Cour, just off Brussels’ Place Royale. Driving and parking in the area are difficult, so public transit is your best option. Catch the metro to either Centrale or Parc station; take the 92 or 93 tram to Royale; or walk around five minutes to the museum from Brussels Central Station.
When to Get There
The MIM is open every day except Monday and major holidays. The museum and its popular restaurant can get busy, so arrive early to enjoy them at their quietest.
Must-Sees at the MIM
MIM highlights include instruments made by Tibetan monks from the bones of their deceased colleagues, and African slit-drums used for communication as well as music. After looking at the exhibits, it’s worth stopping by the top-floor restaurant, whose indoor and outdoor spaces offer stellar views over Brussels.
Address: Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels, Belgium
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Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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