Musée des Instrument de Musique (MIM)

Price guide: Budget

Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Budget

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By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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expert-rated things to do in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Live entertainment

Expert review of Musée des Instrument de Musique (MIM)

World-class collection of musical instruments inside iconic Art-Nouveau building.

Occupying the splendid Old England Art-Nouveau department store, the Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM) houses a world-class collection of over 7,000 musical instruments – around 1,200 are now spread over four floors. There’s a constant buzz of too-ing and fro-ing musicians heading to lessons and workshops. Kids can experiment with instruments in the Jardin d’Orphée, whilst adults can listen to excerpts ranging from ancient Greek melodies to Flemish folk on infrared headphones.

Price advice: 

Adults 5 euros; concession 4 euros; children under 12 and teachers free. Free entry is also granted with the Brussels Card or by using two vouchers from The Must of Brussels booklet — see Brussels insider tips. Ticket price includes an audio guide.

Expert tips: 
They stop selling entrance tickets 45 minutes before closing time.
The restaurant on the top floor has superb views over Brussels (opening hours are the same as the museum).

More information on Musée des Instrument de Musique (MIM):

Price guide:
Architectural site, Museum
Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels, 1000
+32 2 545 01 30
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tues— Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat—Sun 10am—5pm; closed Mon, 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November and 25 December.

Have you been to Musée des Instrument de Musique (MIM)? Would you recommended it?