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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  • A nice experience and concept - you can see various instruments and listen to snippets of them being played on your individual device and headphones. The building itself is very impressive from an... 
    A nice experience and concept - you can see various instruments and listen to snippets of them being played on your individual device and headphones. The building itself is very impressive from an...  more »
  • Exceptionally well curated and designed museum. A perfect place to visit day during a heat wave, as it is cool and dark and you can easily spend hours looking at and listening to the instruments. 
    Exceptionally well curated and designed museum. A perfect place to visit day during a heat wave, as it is cool and dark and you can easily spend hours looking at and listening to the instruments.  more »
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  • This museum was incredible! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in music. A beautiful walk through the history of musical instruments and cultural heritage from around the world. Being able to hear the instruments is an excellent experience! The collection is quite extensive, so I advise allocating a few hours to enjoy your visit fully.
  • My visit to the museum of musical instruments has been a bit of a mixed bag. I liked the museum building itself: it used to house the headquarters of a magazine in the past, and it has been tastefully restored. I also liked the fact that the museum has a wide range of musical instruments on display, from all over the world and from prehistory up to contemporary times. However, I found the ticket (15 euro) a bit too pricey. Also, while I appreciated having an audio guide which allowed visitors to hear the tunes played by the various instruments on display, I found the headphones uncomfortable, and I missed the human touch provided by a human tour guide.

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