The museum opened in 2000. Not only the musical instruments collection is amazing but also the building it is situated in, one of the most beautiful art-nouveau buildings in Brussels. The museum combines different collections that were previously stored in other locations into one big collection with more than 7000 instruments. There are three subdivisions: Old Music, Modern Music, and Traditional Music.
The museum is located in the Old England building. The original building opened in 1899 as a warehouse. The design by architect Paul Saintenoy is done in complete art-nouveau style with a lot of use of cast iron, metal, and glass. Also, the next-door building in neoclassical is integrated into the museum, giving it a big contrast between the two buildings. On the top floor of the museum, there is a restaurant with a terrace and a great view of the city.
Take a virtual walk in the museum with Google Maps here or you can find the museum at this address: Hofberg 2, Brussels.