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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  • Wonderful collection of instruments and the sound samples were really well done, it allowed you to spend more time with each instrument. I was disappointed that none of the instruments could be... 
    Wonderful collection of instruments and the sound samples were really well done, it allowed you to spend more time with each instrument. I was disappointed that none of the instruments could be...  more »
  • Their audio guide is a little different, instead of telling you things about the exhibits, it plays short musical arrangements played on the instruments you're viewing. Which really brings them alive....  more
    Their audio guide is a little different, instead of telling you things about the exhibits, it plays short musical arrangements played on the instruments you're viewing. Which really brings them alive....  more »
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  • I really loved this museum. Their audio guide is a little different, instead of telling you things about the exhibits, it plays short musical arrangements played on the instruments you're viewing. Which really brings them alive and makes the experience much richer. There are so many instruments, from primitive bone whistles to intricate pianos from all kinds of eras. If you like music at all, don't skip this one!
  • I loved this museum, I think I'll come back as much as I can. They have an incredible collection of instruments, most of them are played in the audio guide so you can sort of listening to the music's history. Unfortunately that day the restaurant on the top floor was closed, but I've been there before and is one of the better places to have lunch whit an amazing Brussels panoramic.

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