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The wardrobe of Manneken-Pis did not really grow in the 19th century. Between 1918 and 1940, it received around 30 suits. In the 80s we counted more than 400 and today we have more than 800!
Embassies, tourist offices, but also workers, sportsmen, artists, bon vivants, associations,... wish to honor Manneken-Pis with a suit or costume.
This collection of suits is kept at the Museum of the City of Brussels and is part of the heritage of the City. On the second floor of the Museum, a hundred statues present a selection from all over the world. A real dressing room also allows to discover certain suits presented on flies or in drawers.
An interactive terminal also offers the opportunity to the visitor to consult the complete wardrobe of Manneken-Pis. It is of course impossible to expose 800 suits, especially because some suffered from bad weather and especially since they are not fit to be seen anymore. This terminal - accessible in French, Dutch and English - lists all the suits by subject, origin, date and supplies a photo of every suit.
Museum of the City of Brussels - Maison du Roi
1000 Brussels [plan]
Tel. : 02 279 43 50
Fax : 02 279 43 62
Closing period : on Mondays and 1/1, 1/5, 1/11 and 25/12
More information : Entrance: 4 euro, 3 euro for seniors, students, groups, 2 euro for children and schools, free: under 18 years in the weekend, the first Sunday of the month and for inhabitants of the City of Brussels. Art 27: 1.25 euro. Several reductions possible. Legends in French, Dutch and English.