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

3.9
#13 of 88 in Museums in Brussels
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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  • This museum has its fair share of broken masonry, old photographs and dioramas of the city but there’s more to it than that. One room in particular contains some fine paintings (The Wedding Cortège...  more »
  • This architecture is truley breathtaking ! It really has some amazing pieces in it. You learn about the history of Brussels! A mist see!  more »
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  • Very interesting. Well presented. It is more a collection of artifacts and events than a true communication of the history. It is still worh an hour.
  • Lovely building, plenty of artworks which show the city through the centuries and a small documentary. The documentary is played in 3 different languages, therefore it might take a while for you to watch it in the one you understand. The price is modest, with a good discount for students of almost 50%. The location is extremely convenient and together with its price, it makes it worth the visit. Not incredible, but worth it if you are in Brussels for the week end, not if you only have a day.

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