Musée des Instrument de Musique (MIM)

Address: Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 545 01 30

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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.

Value for money

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 [node:174676]. 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).

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Live entertainment
  • Design and architecture