Starting with a modest donation of a hundred Indian musical instruments by a Rajah in 1876 that was combined with the collection of Belgian musicologist Fetis, the museum over the last century has managed to accumulate 8000 instruments of the finest variety, covering practically every culture and age of the world. It’s the most comprehensive museum of its kind in the world, and one of Brussels’ foremost attractions. The layout of the museum is designed as Mechanical instruments in the basement, traditional instruments on the ground floor, orchestral instruments on the first floor and string and keyboard instruments on the second floor.
Upon visiting you’ll be given infrared earphones that’ll let you listen to the music of these instruments as you wander around the museum. Fascinating, deeply informative and a pure sensory delight, this museum is a must visit. If you need added motivation, there’s an excellent restaurant on top with panoramic views of Brussels. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Brussels itinerary 2 days.
Musical Instrument Museum Travel Tips
- Congres-Albertine underground car park (paying) if you’re driving.
- For disabled visitors, two specially designated parking places can be found in front of the museum entrance.
- A music only audio guide is available for free.
- You must leave coats and large bags in the cloakroom (free).
- Check out the quirky little travel shop.
Entrance Ticket Details For Musical Instrument Museum
- Given prices are for adults.
- Adults (26-64): 8 Euro
- Seniors (65+), Adults (19-25) and Adults (26-64) for minimum 15 people: 6 Euro
- Children (4-18), disabled and unemployed: 2 Euro
- Children (0-3), 1st Wednesday of each month after 1 pm: Free
How to Reach Musical Instrument Museum
- Central Station is 200 metres away from the museum.
- By Metro: lines 1 & 5, stations Gare Centrale or Parc.
- By Tram: lines 92 & 94, stop Royale.
- By Bus: lines 27, 38, 71 & 95, stop Royale.
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66.61% of people who visit Brussels include Musical Instrument Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
44.66% of people start their Musical Instrument Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Musical Instrument Museum
77.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musical Instrument Museum