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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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) Reviews
Judging from the building housing all of these amazing instruments, I knew I was in for a treat. This multi-floor museum is home to some of the most unique instruments I’ve ever seen. Some displays... more »
I had the good fortune to be taken on a guided tour, but they have an amazing collection ranging from a 1500 BC Egyptian shoulder harp to the 8-bell trombone by Adolphe Sax (photo!. And yes, the view.... more »
The Musical Instrument Museum or MIM is a gem in the heart of Brussels. It has a great variety of exhibits of string and wind instruments spanning the ages and the continents. The audio guide lets you hear a selection of the instruments as you pass from the lower to the upper floors. It starts with older more rudimentary instruments and works up to the modern forms of making sounds electronically. I particularly liked the area that focused on Belgian instruments. There is a shop as about half way up the building and a cafe on the top floor with great views of the city. They have a cloakroom for coats and small bags. If in Brussels it is well worth a visit.
Fun, interesting, well designed, surely worth the time. We didn't take the voice guide and regretted not doing so. There was no music in the museum. Also did not see any eastern music instruments (arabian for example). Finally, should consider adding an interactive room to play instruments will add a lot to the experience
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