Musical Instrument MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-25450130
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Musical Instrument Museum - Review
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 Information
- 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.
Musical Instrument Museum Ticket Prices
- 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 by Public Transport
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Musical Instrument Museum
77.05% 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
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Musical Instrument Museum, Brussels Reviews
Come up to enjoy the top of Brussels. Prices are rather high but the food looks and tastes great. The view is amazing. Take into consideration there is some sun and there might me a strong wind. Not too many veg options even in the buffet. The staff is rather busy so come for an all in experience of good food good view and a nice time.
Super interesting museum! Very old/historic feel to the place, with some instruments being older than 400 years! There is even a floor dedicated to only traditional ones. The audio guide was great - whenever you stand beside an instrument you can hear a sample of it being played, really cool! Absolutely worth a visit!
Most interesting museum I have ever been to. When you go into museum it feels like you are traveling back in time. It's possible to see musical instruments that are older than 400 years old. There is even a floor dedicated to only traditional ones. Furthermore, you can even listen some of this instruments from audio guide for which you have to pay 2 euros. Definitely worth to visit!
I’m a music lecturer and musician of 40-odd years, and to come here from Australia was a dream come true. The keyboard collection is just stunning, a lot of some exquisite and rare instruments here. Likewise the brass and string collections are extensive with a real sense of history and pretty much one of everything on show. I would have liked to see a larger percussion collection, and more guitars like the museum in Barcelona has. The electronic instrument room has some great pieces but it could have more of the classic synthesisers of the latter 20th century. That said, the pieces here are rare, in excellent condition and some of them are unique. The gift shop is great and the restaurant on the top floor has panoramic views of Brussels and was an unexpected bonus. This museum is geared more towards those who already know a bit about instruments - they are presented ‘as is’ without narrative or background most of the time. The audio guide is a must, so you can hear what each one is like, as almost everything is behind glass. My 5-year old was a bit bored after the novelty of the player was over, nothing to touch or play, unlike Barcelona which had a whole room of interactive play. But for musicians coming here is like a pilgrimage!
Well presented historical and modern musical instruments, set in a grand 10 story building. Worth a visit, but be aware, probably won't be suited to younger visitors, as there aren't any interactive exhibits, and you there aren't any instruments you can touch or play. Be sure to pick up an audio guide for the extra money. It'll play you a sample for each instrument on display.