Mim - Musical instruments museum and its collection

Mim - Musical instruments museum

The Mim (Musical Instrument Museum) is housed in an 1899 Art Nouveau building. The museum displays a collection of some 1,500 musical instruments. There are also sound recordings from antiquity to the present day. Mechanical and the 20th-century instruments and bells are displayed underground. On the first floor, Belgian and European folk instruments and non-European instruments are on display. On the second floor, visitors walk from Antiquity to the 20th century, and the second floor is devoted to keyboard and string instruments.

NLMim - Muziekinstrumentenmuseum

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology Specialized & Alternative  Specialized & Alternative Music

Mim - Musical instruments museum
Hofberg 2

Visitor information Mim - Musical instruments museum

Opening hours

Monday Closed
9:30 – 17:00
9:30 – 17:00
9:30 – 17:00
9:30 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

On the 24th and 31st of December the MIM closes at 3:00 p.m. instead of 5:00 p.m. (last tickets at 2:00 p.m.).
Closed on Mondays, 1st of January, 1st of May, 1st and 11th of November, 25th of December.


0 – 18Free
19 – 64€15.00
OKV CardValid
(19-64 years) in group (min. 15 persons)€13.00
Friends of the museum€8.00


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Location & Map

Hofberg 2, Brussels

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Mim - Musical instruments museum has 3 ratings.

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    • Jun 22, 2018

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  • Stijn
    Stijn • Feb 7, 2017

    This museum has an incredible large collection of music instruments and is housed in a very nice building. However the information they provide about the instruments is a bit poor which makes it boring(for me personally at least).

    Visited on Nov 7, 2012

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