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Musical Instruments Museum

Rue Montagne de la Cour 2 | Brussels 1000 | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.3)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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If you love music, then place the Musée des Instruments de Musique (the Musical Instruments Museum) at the top of your Brussels to-do list. This facility has 1,200 mechanical and electrical instruments from around the globe, including a 19th-century orchestra, Scottish bagpipes, African slit drums and a collection of traditional Tibetan instruments. The museum gives visitors the unique opportunity to hear what these instruments sound like thanks to special headphones located in some of the exhibits. The museum also has a concert hall that hosts dozens of events throughout the year.

Recent visitors enjoyed their experience at the Musical Instruments Museum. Many were impressed with the museum's extensive collection, with some noting seeing instruments they didn't even know existed. Others really loved that they had the opportunity to listen to the instruments through the headphones available at the exhibits, saying it was the best part of their experience. Travelers also recommended taking a trip to the cafe, which provides great views of Brussels.

Sitting just a block from the southwest corner of Parc de Bruxelles, the Musical Instrument Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is about €8 EUR for adults and 2 EUR for people ages 4 to 25 years old. For more information, check out the Musical Instrument Museum website.

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