City Museum - Musée de la Ville, Brussels

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    Maison du Roi

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jul 11, 2014
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    I loved the visit of this place because I was making the Camino Español (The Spanish Road) from Milano to Brussels following the steps of the Tercios de Flandes, or our soldiers that in the XVI and XVII centurey sent troops and money from Spain to Belgium through a corridor crossing the actual countris of Italy, France, Luxemburg and Belgium. I hold with emotion hte bust of our Emperor Charles V.

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    by LoriPori Updated Mar 8, 2012

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    During the reign of Emperor Charles V "The King's House" (French - La Maison du Roi) (Dutch - Het Broodhuis) was built in Gothic Style and located in the Grand Place/de Grote Markt (1515 to 1536). It was once the site of a Breadhouse, thus the name "Het Broodhuis".
    In 1860 the Mayor of Brussels convinced city authorities to buy the old King's House, which was in desperate need of repair and had it restored in the Neo-Gothic Style of the day. On June 3, 1867, the "King's House" became THE CITY MUSEUM OF BRUSSELS.
    On exhibition are the original statues of the Town Hall, paintings, wall tapestries and artifacts relating to the history of the city. Also in storage here are the 400 costumes of Mannekin Pis.
    The Museum is located in De Grote Markt/ Grand Place, opposite the City Hall.

    Opening Hours:
    Tuesday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Weekends/Holidays 10:00 to 1:00 p.m.
    Closed Mondays

    Admission: 2,48 Euros per person

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    Musées de la Ville

    by gordonilla Updated Mar 6, 2011
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    I was rather disappointed by this museum; there was a lot of focus on the history of the City, this was good. Then they went a little mad with exhibitions on the Manneken Pis.

    It seemed very busy, and there were a lot of visitors. It is fair to say it was raining heavily outside during our visit.

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    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 25, 2004

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    This magnificent neo-Gothic building is in the Grand Place (Grote Markt), opposite the Town Hall.

    The Museum is devoted to the history of Brussels: fine and applied arts (altarpieces, sculptures, tapestries, earthenware, porcelain, silverware, tin), the origin and development of the City, revealed through paintings, drawings, prints and scale models.

    Also the history of the people of Brussels.

    AND.......there is a special ROOM with the CLOTHING of MANNEKE PIS......

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    by funkymama Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The museum opened its doors to the public in 1887. The beginnings were modest. The rather small collection was housed on the second floor of the building. During the course of the years, however, the collection continued to grow thanks to different legacies. A plan to use the entire building for the city museum collection in 1935 was interrupted during World War II, when the occupants claimed the building for the city administration. Finally, in 1960, the King's House was entirely transformed into the city museum.

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    City Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 2, 2013

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    Manneken Pis costumes

    This is a small but nice museum of the city located on the grand place opposite the Hotel De Ville. It contains exhibits on the history of Brussels along with the costumes of the Manneken Pis

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    Museum City

    by adite Updated Mar 28, 2006

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    Brussels is a museum-explorer's delight . There's a Musical Instruments Museum, a war museum and an automobile museum...Explore to your hearts' content!

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    Museum of the city Broodhuis

    by benidormone Written Sep 5, 2003

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    This is the museum of the city,here you can discover the history of Brussels.Paintings,pictures,tapestry,statues etc they give you a good idea about Brussels history.

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