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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  • Total waste of money, after the whole day visiting museums and moving around the city I made a calculation and I would have spent less by getting individual tickets for every attraction. Not to mentio...  more »
  • Very nice museum on the history of the city. On the ground floor is a small exhibition featuring porcelain figurines and some sculptures dating from the 16th to the 18th century. Upstairs, you can discover paintings depicting the most important moments of the city, as well as various maps and models testifying to the immense urban development that Brussels has experienced in such a short time. The second floor is the most interesting and entertaining of the museum: the Manneken Pis (the original 17th century statue). As such, an entire room is dedicated to the history of the famous Manneken-Pis statuette. In another room, the original weather vane of the spire of City Hall
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  • 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.
  • Was really looking forward to a history of Brussels which this didn't offer to great depth. Hidden cost of an optional virtual reality experience (€2 - not a lot but not informed of at reception). Moderately priced & excellent art work throughout exhibit
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