The Musical Instruments Museum (Musée des Instruments de Musique in French) in the centre of Brussels contains over 7.000 musical instruments from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Housed in the former Old England department store. The building is an Art Nouveau masterpiece established in 1899.
Visiting the museum
The museum includes hands-on exhibitions that make visiting the MIM (Musical Instruments Museum) even more enjoyable. At the beginning of the visit you will be given headphones that come alive when you get close to the various instruments and play extracts of that precise instrument on display.
The museum is made up of four floors that features over 7.000 instruments organized by different styles. There is a floor dedicated to a collection of mechanical electrical and electronic instruments, traditional musical instruments, Western classical music, and finally keys and keyboards.
To finish with
After exploring the museum’s various floors, we suggest going to the tenth floor and complete your visit by having a bite to eat in the museum’s restaurant. From the terrace you have an amazing view of Brussels.
Once you leave the museum walk down the street until you get to the Ravenstein Hotel, a Burgundian Romanesque style mansion built during the fifteenth century with a beautiful façade. You can also explore its welcoming patio.
Turesday to Friday: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed: Monday, 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December.
Adults (between 19 and 64): 10€ (US$11.2).
Seniors (65+): 8€ (US$8.9).
Full time art students, Unemployed: 4€ (US$4.5).
Children under 18, Disabled: Free.
Free entry with the Brussels Card.
The permanent collections are accessible free of charge on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m.