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
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The permanent collections are accessible free of charge on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m.
This place is good for
special needs 33%
Up to 1 hour0%
Half a day0%
A day is not enough0%
- Available discounts
- Access by public transportation
- English available
- Restaurant or food for purchase
- Wheelchair/stroller access
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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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1000 Brussels, Belgium
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