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Museum Vleeshuis | Klank van de Stad advertises its offer with the slogan "Six centuries of music and dance in the city". The permanent exhibition entitled "Sounds of the City" is a story about the history of music in Antwerp - both consciously composed and recorded sounds of streets, dance halls, courts, churches, city markets, pubs and concert halls.
The story of the city's musical life, in addition to acoustic sensations, offers the opportunity to see hundreds of historic instruments, presents biographies of famous musicians, minstrels, opera singers and collections of historic scores. The former bell foundry was also reconstructed and antique carillons (instruments made of bells of various sizes) were presented.
The name of the museum comes from the building in which it was founded - Vleeshuis, i.e. the Hall of the Butchers Guild, built in 1501-1504. There was a slaughterhouse, a meat market and a guild chapel.