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visuel Nocturne

Nocturne of the Brussels Museums

Every Thursday evening from 21 April to 9 June, the Nocturnes will open your eyes to the treasures of the Brussels’ museums and art centres. The MIM takes part on Thursday 2nd June. Save the date!


VISIT THE MIM AT YOUR OWN PACE - Permanent collection
17:00 > 22:00

BEHIND THE SCENES - Visit of the reserves
18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00
The MIM houses around 9000 instruments, of which only 1200 are on display. Where are the other instruments? How are they preserved and for what purpose? Under the guidance of some of MIM's curators, you are invited to discover the reserves, which are normally not accessible to the public. Take this unique opportunity to better understand how a museum works and how its collections are managed!

ATELIER - Hands on!
17:30 > 22:00

Always wanted to play a percussion instrument? Tonight is your chance!
Registration for the workshop is unnecessary, but remember to be on time for one of the following time slots: 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 21:00.

17:00 > 22:00

An organ from the Geysels collection is temporarily on display in the exhibition room dedicated to the mechanical musical instruments. It is the only instrument that can be played regularly for our visitors. During the nocturne, the organ will play folk dances.

Book here

Orgue Geysels


How much does the Nocturnes cost?
Single admission to one of the museums each Thursday evening costs € 5 (standard) or € 2,5 (-26 years old). Admission is free for children under 13.

Are the Nocturnes accessible with the museumPASS museums or teachers card?
No, due to the exceptional nature of the event, the museumPASSmusées and Prof card are not valid.

Do I have to book my visits?
For most museums, reservations are required for activities organized with a specific time slot (guides, behind the scenes, workshops, extra-muros). For standard exhibition visits, reservations are recommended, but you can also buy your ticket on the evening of the Nocturne at the museum entrance.