Specialty Museums in Brussels

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Specialty Museums in Brussels

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  • measham2
    Accrington, UK92 contributions
    Some odd reviews here where I can only assume visitors didn't make the most of their trip. The surrounding area is a little uninspiring but the Atomium itself is impressive from the outside. €15 felt slightly steep initially but once inside it's probably right. At the top there is a bar and restaurant with some great views then on the way back down there are some light shows and history on the structure. We were there almost two hours, worth the tram ride out.
    Written October 30, 2023
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  • Melanie T
    New York City, NY4,599 contributions
    What a cool museum! It's included in the Brussels Card but if you don't have it, tickets are €15, which I think is still worth it. It's so unique. It's a collection of musical instruments from all over the world, and many of them are hundreds of years old. All of the instruments are in a glass case or behind a rope (for obvious reasons) and they give you an audio guide to listen to what it sounds like. There were so many instruments I had never even heard of.

    We got there at around 10:30 on a Saturday and there were a good amount of people there already (they open at 9:30). It got crowded later on so I would recommend going on a weekday if you can. We spent about an hour and a half there and got through most of everything we wanted. There are four floors, so at first, we were listening to every piece but eventually we started to just choose the things we were interested in. If you were to listen to everything, my guess is that it would probably take 3-4 hours. They have over 2,000 instruments.

    Highly recommend, if you love music and are looking for something different to do!
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • Kirsty
    32 contributions
    We visited as a group of 5, 4 of whom have no interest in cars whatsoever. This was surprisingly a really fun afternoon activity. The whole place was laid out really well (could maybe do with some guidance for which direction to start but I don't think it really matters), there was clear and interesting information relating to all of the cars on display. Most of these were in 3 languages (I think French, Dutch and English) but ones we came across without English had a qr code to scan to access the written info. The entire place was spotlessly clean including the toilets. The James Bond temporary exhibition was really well done too and showed scenes from the movie that included the vehicles on display. One thing to note would be the gift shop which I imagine would be the highlight of many childrens visits - it is definitely more of a shop for car enthusiasts and not somewhere to pick up a £5 matchbox car. Overall, would definitely recommend!
    Written August 18, 2023
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  • RonL40
    Utica, NY3,545 contributions
    The collection is superb, especially if you are interested in the work of the Dutch Golden Age... great pieces by Hals, Steen, Metsys, Membling, Bosch, Rubens, Van Dyck and many more. There is a wonderful group of paintings by Roger van der Weyden -- rare for a museum to have more than one and here there are a half dozen. The equally large group of pieces by Brueghel are a revelation... the museum has made an effort to education, as you'll see in the media used to interpret / enlarge both the Brueghel and the Hals works. Plus there is a marvelous group of Magritte works in the same building. This is a museum that must be seen. AND beyond the works, the staff are the most helpful people we've ever encountered in a museum. Truly friendly people who answered all our questions and assisted us in every way we asked. Equalled by the ease through which you can maneuver through the building. Superb signage, very easy to navigate. Altogether, one of the best experiences we've ever had in the hundreds of art museums we've visited. Highest recommendation possible.
    Written November 28, 2023
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  • Jenna R
    13 contributions
    Such a fun way to spend an afternoon! We all really enjoyed ourselves. Many interesting exhibits and good for all ages. Thank you!
    Written December 3, 2023
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  • Tom Huttom
    18 contributions
    On a wet day in Brussels we came across train world.

    The staff on site were very knowledgable and welcoming.

    The entrance is right by the train station.

    There are so many exhibits to see and you have the option to use a digital guide, which is very informative.

    Towards the end of the museum, there is even a train simulator, where you can drive a train!

    Really worth the visit and I would highly recommend.
    Written November 2, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,403 contributions
    We made a special visit to Brussels to go to this museum and it was worth the effort. You will learn about the life of the famous architect who designed some of the best art nouveau buildings in Brussels. It's set in an upscale neighborhood with some lovely houses around and some good food nearby. Building design, furniture design, all the best of art nouveau. Limited access, you have to have a ticket with timed entrance,
    Written December 3, 2023
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  • Melanie T
    New York City, NY4,599 contributions
    Moof stands for the Museum of Figurines. It also says 'Comics Museum' so just make sure you don't get it mixed up with the Comics Arts Museum because that one is very different. We stopped in on a Friday just after 4:15 with the Brussels Card. There weren't too many people there at that time. It's a pretty fun museum with lots of figurines, and even life size superhero statues. It's not very big because I guess you can really only fill a place with so many figurines. We spent about 45 minutes to walk through everything, so you don't need too much time to explore everything.
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • Becky H
    Burnham, UK84 contributions
    Fascinated by the garden and Art-Deco interior. It was a really good experience for me discovering sculptures in the garden and entering the maze modelled on the mythological Daedalus.

    Similarly, each room inside the house has been beautifully decorated with warm colours and fine art; it was a pleasure to discover more about the significance of David and Alice van Buuren in Uccle, Brussels.
    Written October 26, 2023
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  • Joel C
    United Kingdom41 contributions
    Good visit for a couple of hours. Lots of focus on Belgian and European comics (I think zero mention of American superheroes).

    Absolutely fascinating sections on how comics are written formatted, drawn and published. My friend and I spent ages laughing in the Boerke section.

    Shame there was no section dedicated to Tintin, but at least it was available in the shop. The building itself is gorgeous and I will be seeking out comic recommendations from the museum.
    Written August 20, 2023
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  • Lucy H
    Birmingham, UK90 contributions
    At only 9.5 euros it's not expensive for an experience that last approximately 90 minutes. Goes through the history of chocolate with an audio handset ending with a short demonstration. Staff all brilliant, helpful and polite
    Written January 24, 2020
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  • Trainbleu
    Brussels, Belgium28,721 contributions
    We happened upon a free exhibition on the ground floor of the BELvue Museum and were glad we did. It brings together forty Art Nouveau objects from the collection of the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation by famous artists such as Victor Horta, Henry Van de Velde, and Philippe Wolfers. We loved the striking and intricate pendants designed by jeweller Philippe Wolfers. The exhibition lasts until 7 January 2024, and is particularly well documented. There is an audio guide in English, French, and Dutch and a free paper catalogue in French and Dutch. The website of the Foundation provides a free tour and extensive descriptions of the exhibits.
    Written August 3, 2023
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  • CalebTJ
    Dublin, Ireland156 contributions
    Perfect for teenagers to get lots of cool photos to show their friends!. Sometimes it can be hard to get something that interests a teenager but this is perfect for them and adults too. It's not a huge place but if you take your time you can spend 1.5 hours there.They have a discount price during weekdays. The staff were very friendly and give advice on how to get a good photo and they will take photos for you if you all want to be in them too.
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • Victorianlad
    Melbourne, Australia17,111 contributions
    This is an outstanding transport museum.

    Every tram is beautifully restored.

    The volunteers are friendly. A special thank you to Bernard!

    Easy to reach via trams 39 and 44.
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • Vanesa G
    1 contribution
    We loved it! The staff was really helpful giving the best ideas for the pictures XD A bit small but I guarantee you'll stay for a while playing with the illusions and trying to figure some out. Suitable for children and it's right next to the Grand Place. Absolutely recommend!
    Written December 10, 2022
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