Located in Brussels, the center of Belgium, the music museum is part of the Royal Museums of Art and History. With more than 8,000 instruments, you can listen to each instrument through headphones.
The internationally renowned Brussels Musical Instruments Museum was originally owned by the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Aiming to provide students with knowledge and experience of historical instruments, it was first opened in 1877 with over a hundred Indian musical instruments given to King Leopold II of Belgium.
The museum is also known as MIM, which stands for Musical Instruments Museum. They give you a headset when you enter the museum. In the 3-story museum, whichever instrument you go near, it starts playing.
Their archive of musical instruments is very large. Among the musical instruments brought from many parts of the world, there were dozens of musical instruments that I had never seen or even guessed how they would sound.
Mechanical instruments are exhibited in the basement, traditional musical instruments on the ground floor, keyboards and stringed instruments on the second floor. The musical instruments collection also includes musical instruments produced by Adolphe Sax, who was born in Dinant, Belgium. Adolphe Sax was the first person to invent and use the saxophone.
What are the entrance fee and opening hours of the Brussels Musical Instruments Museum?
Entrance to the museum is paid. If you have a Brussels Card city card, you can enter for free. You can visit the museum from Tuesday to Friday from 09:30 to 17:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00.
Where is the Brussels Musical Instruments Museum? How to get there?
The museum is located in Place Royale square. You can get there by taking trams 92 and 94 at Royale station, and buses 27, 38, 71 and 95 at Royale bus stop.