The Brussels City Museum (French: Musée de la ville de Bruxelles, Dutch: Museum van de Stad Brussel) is a museum on the Grand Place of Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to the history and folklore of the City of Brussels from its foundation to modern times, which it presents through paintings, sculptures, tapestries, engravings, photos and models, including a notable scale-representation of the town during the Middle Ages.
Originally conceived in 1860 and inaugurated in 1887, the museum is situated opposite Brussels' Town Hall, in the Maison du Roi ("King's House") or Broodhuis ("Bread hall"). This building, in the Gothic Revival style, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the square.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
K A | May 6, 2018
If you have sufficient time in Brussels, this museum is worth the visit. It contains the original "Manneken Pis" statue. Also, I found the architecture of the building to be rather fascinating. Check out the surroundings and the exterior of the building. Simply amazing!
Anastasia Katopodis | Feb 21, 2018
There is no unifying theme or organization to this museum. It is in a beautiful and historic building, but the artifacts don't measure up to the space they are in. There is a hodge-podge of items. There is a uninformative display of Leopold I, with nothing of substance indicated, and a little further along are glass display domes with stuffed bats. How are they related? The placards are in French and German(?) and no English, but an app can be downloaded to explain what you are seeing. The app, however, is not synchronized to the displays. Some are explained and others aren't. There are several numbers on displays, bit they don't match. The app. On the plus side, there is a free coat rack and lockers are only one EUR, which you get back when you are done. I wish I had not wasted my time on this museum.
Kotomi Yamamura | Jan 4, 2018
I visited this museum mainly for architectural interest. Looking this Gothic Revival, "Maison du Roi" from inside is very interesting. The windows, shutters and construction of the roof is impressive. Although it's contents is rather mediocre as a museum, still it is worth visiting, if you are interested in interiors / architecture.
Babak Jahedmanesh | Feb 13, 2018
Lack of information in English is very surprising. Add English caption! It's a very nice place to see though, the part on Manneken Pis was very cool.
Mac Mirza | Feb 5, 2018
Very interesting museum of Brussels. Original statue of Manneken Pis on display. Recommended.
Xabier Valle Regueiro | May 8, 2018
It doesn't have many things but you can see different models of the city, some sculptures, paintings, photos and ceramic. What I liked more, however, was the building itself and of course, it has a nice view of the Grand Place. First sunday of each month is free
Yuntao Zhou | May 13, 2018
A three-story museum at the center of Brussels that housed many beautiful pieces of artwork and paintings, like Altarpiece of Saluzzo, and revealed the eventful history of this city and its developmental timeline through the works of artists.
BradJill Travels | Jul 10, 2018
Maison du Roi (Museum of the City of Brussels) is situated upon the Grand Place in the historic centre of Brussels. This is an interesting buildings to see for fans of architecture. It is also where you find the City of Brussels Museum located within the building. The building dates back to the early 16th century but what you see today is the result of a redesign near the end of the 19th century. Today Maison du Roi offers an impressive Neo-Gothic exterior, featuring a facade heavily decorated with statues and delicate stone carvings. The building is considered a masterpiece of Neo-Gothic architecture and is very enjoyable to view while spending time at Grand Place. Note: To take full pictures of Maison du Roi, stand back towards he other side of Grand Place, just in front of historic Hotel de Ville building or back near the Carles Buls street entrance to the Grand Place. From these spots you can capture the entire building in your camera lens and hopefully be able to frame your shot with some blue sky if weather is favourable. Note: During our December visit, we were treated to interesting nighttime light shows which made use the Maison du Roi building along with Hotel de Ville and the many guild houses upon the square. This was interesting to see at this time of the year.
juby kothari | Jun 23, 2018
Rich history of Brussels and grand palace displayed...a must visit for history and.culture buffs
Carl Niclas | Jul 22, 2018
The building is exquisite and worth seeing in itself. The museum housed within is charming and well thought out, but if you're not a history buff, or specially interested in how the city of Brussels has evolved it's not that entertaining. When we visited in July 2018 they also had a lovely La Belle Epoque poster exhibition on the top floor that was worth the admission alone.
Joshua Packer | Jul 26, 2018
Had the spinach infused noodles, the kids said this place was a definite 5 stars. The pasta is home made, the services is great, the flavours are amazing. The Bolognese, the garlic, and the statight spaghetti with bacon was spot on. The kids talked about it all the way home.
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