Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), Brussels
(3.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Brussels holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I wanted to visit another Museum, then by chance we entered the Museum of the city ... the most beautiful is the place where is, otherwise a great disappointment, in addition to the original, with its grand place 1000 clothes, not interest me at all, the rest is very little, a big disappointment, value for money, entrance 8 euros is a lot for the past three years the price has almost tripled. The guy at the ticket he slept and played with your smart phone, instead of seeing people wanting to enter, in Brussels there are 100 museums, see others and 8 euro I made two nice beers. NOT RECOMMENDED.
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  • It is a museum that is not bad, but, to my taste, wins thanks to the Manneken Pis costumes section.
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  • Museum of the City of Brussels rated only from the outside, as came for 15 minutes before closing and did not break in the closing doors, leaving the Museum next time ... However, the Museum building itself is undoubtedly the main museum exhibit. The famous King House or House of bread is known far beyond the city of Brussels! Including and because the Kings in this House never lived, but the bread kept exactly. Although the fascinating history of the King House these two facts and is not limited to ...
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  • There's some cool things in this museum but there's not too much order to things. All the outfits of Mannekin Pis are here though, which is pretty cool.
  • One of the brilliant buildings granting the square its worldwide renown
  • Some old maps of Brussels. And the doll costumes. A good waste of time, but not a... Have to... In Brussels.
  • Surprising little museum. Very nice survey of Brussels History in a charming historic building. The collection of Mannekin Pis costumes organized by nationality and special events is a delight and a joy. Very little English signage on various displays, have your google translate app at the ready.
  • Some fascinating material on the development of Brussels over the millennia.