Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Many unique surprising finds, but it’s not as comprehensive as I had hoped. The architecture is worth seeing from the outside! The inside is also intriguing and the curators did a fine job of matching the tone of the exhibits to the language of the interior. The price is very fair and you can easily spend 1 or 2 hours here. I would definitely recommend getting a headset to listen to the instruments, as you will not hear any of them otherwise. It cost an additional €1.50 I believe. They offer an assortment of discounts including student discounts provided you have proof (ID). There is a cafe at the top with a nice view, but it’s a bit expensive. Maybe €15 for a meal.
Great collection of instruments, definitely get the audio guide if you go! The 2nd floor smells strongly of urine, which is bizarre. The employees were extremely nice and all the instruments are displayed impeccably. Really enjoyed this, except for the pee smell.
Nice museum for people interested in music. Remember to get the audio-guide-thing! Its only two Euro and its quite worth it. I think you can plug two sets of headphones into it if you are a couple... With the audio guide you can listen to a lot of the displayed instruments. I would give this museum one more star if it had videos of people playing the instruments (I'm quite curious about how some of them are played). Perhaps they could also have some daily/weekly event where an artist plays on some 'exotic' instruments. As said I am curious to see how they are played, and I feel it is in the very soul of music to have some live performance.
This was the best thing in Brussels. Definitely get the audio guide! If you’re a musician, it’s fun to ‘treasure hunt’ the variations of your instrument. It was so cool to see the range of instruments (from old to international to purely bizarre...) I just wish that the museum was larger (most floors aren’t actually exhibits), it needs a little more structure in how it’s organized (feels a bit like aimless wandering), and many of the audio track numbers didn’t play music to match the instrument that I was looking at.
Great experience! Audio guide is a must. Hearing all the music fragments, from many corners of the world, and the history of western music is lot of educational fun. Great for kids and adults alike.