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. 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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  • Located on the Grand Place--admission 8 Euros for adults. Lots of sculptures, paintings, porcelain, silver, stained glass and 3-D models of the city at different times. A smart-phone download gives yo...  more »
  • I had the good fortune recently to enjoy a holiday to both Brussels and Amsterdam and thoroughly enjoyed both cities. One area where Amsterdam took the advantage was their city museum. It's interestin...  more »
  • I found it to be a complete waste of money. There are no English signs and even if there was there is not enough content to be worth the 8€ entry fee. The only bit we liked was the original mannekin p...  more »
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  • This building offers a stunning view & tells us a lot about history. Well preserved & a perfect landmark to be in the heart of Brussels.
  • Pretty Cool Museum. Explores the history of Brussels and also has lots of interesting artifacts, including a collection of costumes worn by manikin pis.
  • Feel as it lacks in visual information. Really enjoyed the mennekes piss outfit room
  • Wonderful palace, but mediocre museum. I expected more about the history of the city.
  • Great to find out more about the history of Brussels, with some good model cities. All the outfits for the Manneken Pis were odd but fascinating!