Musical Instruments Museum

As we turn our backs to the steps that lead to the Garden of Mont des Arts we see some Art Nouveau buildings on our way to the Place Royal.

A key Art Nouveau structure, the building was erected in Brussels in 1886. Now fully restored, these former “Old England” shops have regained their full glory. The marvelous museum has an amazing collection of some 7000 instruments representing a large number of countries. The central tower welcomes visitors to a pleasant tea room with a sweeping view of the city.

Musical Instruments Museum

If I had known about the tea room when we were there, I would have made sure that we visited and rested a while there ;-)

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 30th 2015

8 Responses to “Musical Instruments Museum”

  1. Astrid says:

    What a fabulous building, love the old English style. You have seen a lot on you vacation.
    Have a good Sunday.

  2. Amfortas says:

    “Old England’ shops, eh? Postive recognition of the nation of shopkeepers at last. :)

  3. Bernard says:

    The words ‘Musical Instrument Museum’ flashed up on my unread blog list, so I set off here ‘hot foot’, to wonder at a few of these 7000 instruments.
    Not a Penny Whistle in sight. :-(
    What a shame – but as you missed the Tea-room, I guessed you missed the instruments too, and only saw the outside? Actually, it sounds my sort of place – except that it’s in Brussels! :-(
    The words ‘Brussels’ and “Old England” are, to me of course, poles apart.

  4. This looks like an interesting place to visit.