Musical Instruments Museum



Musical Instruments Museum

A unique museum which tells visitors stories about instruments and music from different centuries and various parts of the world. Exhibits are displayed on four floors:

+4 This room tells the story of keys and keyboards in the Western world. It’s a story of invention, codification, exploration and endless possibilities.

+2 In this room you’ll find thematic, more or less chronological, exhibits from Western classical music, ranging from late medieval and renaissance times up to the end of the 19th C.

+1 A room dedicated to traditional musical instruments. The tour starts in Belgium and passes through a whole series of European traditions to cultures from around the world.

-1 “Musicus mechanicus” is the title of the collection of mechanical, electrical and electronic instruments, clocks and bells. The showpiece is the componium, a nineteenth-century orchestrion that automatically composes an infinite variety of music.

Each visitor receives a set of headphones (price included in admission) which allows guests to listen to the sounds of most of the instruments displayed in the museum.


Children between 0 and 3 years: Free

You can order tickets here:

The permanent collections are accessible free of charge on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m.

    • This place is good for

    • Little kids
    • Grade schoolers
    • Tweens
    • Teens
    • Everyone
    • Children with
      special needs
    • Recommended length

    • Up to 1 hour
    • 1-3 hours
    • Half a day
    • Full day
    • A day is not enough
    • Price

    • Free
    • $
    • $$
    • $$$

      Features confirmed by parents

      • Available discounts
      • Access by public transportation
      • English available
      • Restaurant or food for purchase
      • Restrooms
      • Wheelchair/stroller access

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    Vahe Airikia...

    Great Museum!

    Reviewed 05 October 2016

    It was a very interesting experience. Visiting the Museum you 'travel' not only in time but trough many countries and cultures. I highly recommend like a great family activity. This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

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    Not just a great museum to visit with kids, but also good restaurant with fantastic view!

    Reviewed 01 October 2016

    The musical instrument displays are a great attraction for kids (when I was there they had a special exhibit on the 150th anniversary of the invention of the Saxophone, which originated in Belgium). Going on the free Wednesdays once a month is a great idea for the budget-minded, but it's still interesting enough on other days.rnrnOne free feature is to go in for the restaurant on the top floor, which offers a very good lunch with amazing views of Brussels. This is reason enough to go for many even if you're not there for the exhibits, but anyone with a love of music or a desire to introduce their kids to the wide variety of instruments people use to make music owes it to themselves and their kids to go at least once.This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

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    Practical info

    Rue Montagne de la Cour 2
    1000 Brussels, Belgium
    +32 2 545 01 30


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