Tickets for Musical Instruments Museum Brussels: Fast Track

Enter a musical world of instruments and melody in Brussels

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:30 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:30 - 17:00
Friday:  09:30 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
Monday:  Closed
Highlights
  • Enter a literal world of music through an Art Nouveau steel-and-glass facade designed by architect Paul Saintenoy
  • See a wealth of more than 1,000 musical instruments, learn the story of keys and keyboards in the Western world and see Toots Thielemans' harmonica
  • Visit the componium, an orchestrion from the 19th-century which automatically composes an infinite variety of music
Description

Fast track your entrance into this beautiful Art Nouveau building full of... well, musical instruments. Just like the name says. The Musical Instruments Museum is the place to see and learn about old and rare instruments from around the world. It has four engrossing floors and more than 1,000 instruments on exhibit!

This Brussels' must-see all began with the first director of the conservatory, François-Joseph Fétis (1784-1871) and his private collection of 172 instruments. Since then the collection has swelled, like the string section of an orchestra, to literally thousands of instruments.

See ancient ones, like the Jew's harp, which may date back to the 16th century. Learn the story of keys and keyboards in the Western world, browse classical music from late medieval and renaissance times right up to the end of the 19th-century.

Other highlights include the harmonica donated by Belgian-American jazz musician Toots Thielemans, and don't miss the componium, an orchestrion from the 19th-century that composes an infinite array of music, automatically!

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Entrance to the museum
Access to the exhibitions
Audio guide (available on site for a small extra fee)
Instructions

Go past the cashier to the info desk and have your smartphone ticket scanned there.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
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Venue
Address
Muziekinstrumentenmuseum
2,Rue Montagne de la Cour, 1000, Brussels
Key info
Audio guide
Available on site for €2, with over 200 musical fragments
Additional info

Getting There

  • Train to Brussels Central Station
  • Metro: Lines 1 or 5 to Gare Centrale or Parc
  • Tram: Lines 92 or 93 to Royale
  • Bus: Lines 27, 38, 71, or 95 to Royale
Insider tip

Splash out on the audio guide - you'll get to hear what the instruments sound like. Considering the whole point of musical instruments is to make sounds, it's a smart investment at The mim.

Ryan
Senior Copywriter
Ratings & reviews
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Oct 2, 2019
Process worked like a charm and the museum was unique and fascinating.
Aug 6, 2019
The Musical Instrument Museum was brilliant.I just added earphones at the museum.It made this museum uniq as I could listen those instruments playing.Otherwise it would be a little bit boring and quick to look at instruments on their own.With earphones I spend a lot of time in the museum.
Jul 23, 2019
Nous avons visité ce musée en famille, âges de 14 à 86 ans. Nous y sommes restés 3 heures. Sur les conseils du monsieur qui tenait le vestiaire nous avons pris les audios guides. Ce que je conseille vivement car c'est ainsi que ce musée prend réellement tout son intérêt. Une excellente visite

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