Musical Instrument Museum (Brussels)

Brussels, Belgium

Musical Instrument Museum (Brussels)


The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) (French: Musée des instruments de musique, Dutch: Muziekinstrumentenmuseum) is a music museum in central Brussels, Belgium. It is part of the Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH) and is internationally renowned for its collection of over 8,000 instruments.

Since 2000, the museum has been located in the former Old England department store, built in 1899 by Paul Saintenoy out of girded steel and glass in Art Nouveau style, as well as the adjoining 18th-century neoclassical building designed by Barnabé Guimard. Located at 2, rue Montagne de la Cour/Hofberg on the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, the museum stands next to the Place Royale/Koningsplein and in front of the Magritte Museum. It is served by Brussels Central Station and Parc/Park metro station on lines 1 and 5 of the Brussels Metro.

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