Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), Brussels

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Discover how the capital city became what it is today at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). The museum showcases a scale model of Brussels in the Middle Ages and a whole host of artifacts specific to the city, including items used by all types of people, from craftsmen to aristocrats. Paintings, textiles, tapestries, and tools fill each room of the city hall, which houses the museum. You'll recognize the building by the ornate statuary and relief carvings that distinguish it in the Grand Place, the large square in the city center. Don't miss the display of 750 costumes for the city's iconic Mannequin Pis, the famous urinating fountain. The attraction is included on the BrusselsCard (available at the tourist office), or you can purchase a ticket upon arrival. Use our Brussels road trip planning app to add Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles) and other attractions to your Brussels vacation plans.
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Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles) reviews

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  • Gorgeous building filled with historical facts about Brussels. Definitely use the audio guide, it's available in English and gives lots of in depth information about the items you're looking at. This....  more
    Gorgeous building filled with historical facts about Brussels. Definitely use the audio guide, it's available in English and gives lots of in depth information about the items you're looking at. This....  more »
  • This museum is exactly what I like - it was of a medium size and contained just the right amount of a mix of different museum artifacts. The museum is over three floors in the old King's House... 
    This museum is exactly what I like - it was of a medium size and contained just the right amount of a mix of different museum artifacts. The museum is over three floors in the old King's House...  more »
  • The museum has the obligatory timelines of of Brussels' history, duly accompanied by period paintings or photographs, but the displays include more than just that. I really liked the section that... 
    The museum has the obligatory timelines of of Brussels' history, duly accompanied by period paintings or photographs, but the displays include more than just that. I really liked the section that...  more »
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  • Gorgeous building filled with historical facts about Brussels. Definitely use the audio guide, it's available in English and gives lots of in depth information about the items you're looking at. This building also holds the original MannekenPis statue, the one in display in the city is a copy to protect the original from further damage. I very much enjoyed my visit here.
  • Magnificent building. The museum is good to visit if you have time, but not a top attraction
  • Great museum that explains how Brussels was made from mediavel age. It's also the original maneken piss. There's an audio guide you can listen for free on your cell phone, so be sure to have you headphones handy.
  • It doesn't matter what exhibition they have, because the building itself is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, inside and out an amazing experience. Pay attention to the details and buy the postcards/book markers!
  • Not a bad place to spend a rainy afternoon. Interesting museum to learn about Brussels.

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