BRUSSELS, Belgium — Silver on display at the Museum of the City of Brussels. The museum is dedicated to the history and folklore of the town of Brussels, its development from its beginnings to today, which it presents through paintings, sculptures, tapistries, engravings, photos and models. The Museum of the City of Brussels, housed in the historic Maison du Roi building, offers visitors a fascinating insight into the city's rich history and culture.
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Dimensions:6706 x 4476 px | 56.8 x 37.9 cm | 22.4 x 14.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:20 March 2014
Location:Museum of the City of Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
The Museum of the City of Brussels, also known as the Brussels City Museum, is located in the historic Maison du Roi (King's House) building on the city's central square, the Grand Place. This Neo-Gothic structure, designed by architect Victor Jamaer, is an integral part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Grand Place and its surrounding guild houses. The museum's main focus is the history and culture of Brussels, with collections that span from the Middle Ages to the present day. It houses a wide array of artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, tapestries, maps, and photographs, which provide a comprehensive overview of the city's evolution and development over the centuries. One of the museum's highlights is the extensive wardrobe of the famous Manneken Pis statue, featuring over 1000 costumes donated by countries, cities, and organizations from around the world. Visitors to the Museum of the City of Brussels can explore the exhibits through guided tours or audio guides, which offer detailed information about the various artifacts on display. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and special events related to the city's history and heritage. A museum shop is available on-site, offering a selection of souvenirs and gifts inspired by the museum's collections and the city's rich history.