Quickly enter this beautiful modernist building full of … well, musical instruments. As the name implies, the Museum of Musical Instruments is the place to see and learn about ancient and strange instruments from around the world. It has four interesting plants and more than 1,000 instruments on display!
This indispensable in Brussels began with the first director of the conservatory, François-Joseph Fétis (1784-1871), and his private collection of 172 instruments. Since then, the collection has grown, like the string section in the orchestras, to literally thousands of instruments.
See ancient instruments, such as the mouth harp, dating from the 16th century. Learn about the history of keys and keyboards in the western world and listen to classical music from the late Medieval and Renaissance years, until the end of the 19th century.
Other highlights include the harmonica donated by Belgian-American jazz musician Toots Thielemans, and don’t miss the componium, a 19th-century mechanical organ that composes an infinite amount of music automatically!
Avoid the ticket office and scan the ticket directly at the information desk
Children up to 18 years free of charge, then pay the adult rate.
This tour is accessible for people in wheelchairs and with reduced mobility.
Cancellations are not possible for this entry.