Museum of Musical Instruments Brussels

Musical Instruments Museum in Brusslels Building Location

Musée des Instruments de Musique - Muziekinstrumentenmuseum - MIM

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Technology of the MIM

Rather than simply reading about the instruments you can listen to short sound pieces of the instruments. What does a dulcimer sound like? Or the African drums? What about the Jewish harp? You can experience it all here with headphones that are included in the price of the ticket. Music is wirelessly transmitted to the headphones when you stand on the marked spots on the floor.

Tickets for Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels

To reserve your place use the reservation module. After entering your information you will receive an email with tickets. You can then print them or just show them from a smartphone or tablet.

Our tickets reservation service is managed by the company "Tiqets". They designed a well working system. The best thing is that with this service you will go immediately inside avoiding the waiting line because the reservation is already taken care of.

If you have any questions, the customer service is available seven days a week.

Adults (18-64): €15
Children (0-17): free
Seniors (65+): €8
Disabled: free
Students (ID): €8

Museum opening hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 to 17:00
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 to 17:00

Museum exhibits

Musical Instruments in Brussels exhibits displayed

With over 7000 pieces from all around the world, this museum houses one of the largest collections of musical instruments on the planet.

The first floor starts off with salon room music, music boxes small and large, which were normally reserved for the rich households. There is also the beginnings of musical history with displays of accordions (the poor man’s piano) and some dulcimers (domestic instruments).

The second floor is dedicated to musical history from all over the world. The displays show that music has been with us since the beginning of civilization.

The third floor is called "Strings and Keyboards" and showcases the guitar, violin and piano. The museum shop is here too and sells CDs, books and souvenirs.

On each floor is also a space for performances, dances and gatherings which are available for rent.

Information about the instruments is available in French or Dutch in the display cases, but other languages such as German, Spanish and English can be read from the coloured cards in a box to the left as you enter each floor.

How to get to Musical Instruments Museum

The Museum of Musical Instruments is located within an art nouveau style building called the "Old England". A beautiful glass elevator and excellent patio café can be enjoyed here. The Centre of Comic Strip Art is also housed here.

It is situated close to the Royal Palace and Royale area, where you will also find the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, the BELvue Museum and the Magritte Museum. It is a part of the Mont des Arts group of museums.

Metro stops: Centrale or Parc
Tram lines: 92 or 94

Museum of Musical Instruments
Rue Montagne de la Cour 2
1000 Brussels

Musical Instruments Museum on map