Museums in Bruges

Bruges museums: wide range

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A city break to Bruges would not be complete without a visit to at least one of the museums in Bruges. But you’re going to have to make choices, since the range of museums in Bruges is very wide. There’s a museum in Bruges for everyone, whether you like architecture, history, culture, food, clothes, etc… Museums in Bruges for all tastes. This enormous diversity of museums in Bruges is tangible: from the Flemish Primitives to contemporary art, from classical arts to ancient archaeological findings, from history to culture, from architecture to food culture (fries & chocolate), the museums in Bruges have it all. The museums in Bruges offer something for everyone! Some important museums in Bruges are: the Museum of Fine Arts (Groeninge), the Bruggemuseum (includes the Gruuthusemuseum, the Belfry, the Gezellemuseum, …), the Hospital museum, Choco-Story (the Chocolate Museum), the Diamond Museum and the Fries Museum.

Groeningemuseum – Museums in Bruges
Bruggemuseum – Museums in Bruges
Hospital Museum – Museums in Bruges
Chocolate Museum – Museums in Bruges
Fries Museum – Museums in Bruges
Lamp Museum – Museums in Bruges

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You would like to know more about the different museums in Bruges? What are the museums in Bruges you simply cannot miss? Which museums in Bruges should I go to and what are they about? Well, stay here some more, we will start with some of the most fascinating and famous Bruges museums!

Museums in Bruges > GROENINGE MUSEUM

What: Fascinating overview of six centuries of art in the Southern Netherlands, highlighted by world-famous works of Flemish Primitives. From October 5, 2011 until January 15, 2012, exhibition “Collected Regal” in Groeningemuseum. One of the most popular museums in Bruges.
Where: Dijver 12, 8000 Bruges
Entrance: adults € 8 /// groups (>15pers.) € 6 /// 60+ and 13-26y € 6 /// children (6-12y) € 1 /// children (<6y) free.


Museums in Bruges > BRUGGEMUSEUM

What: Collective name for 12 superb historic locations, buildings, a cluster of museums in Bruges.
Where: Several locations: Bruggemuseum for Archeology, Belfry, Gentpoort, Gezellemuseum, Gruuthusemuseum, Koeleweimolen, Church of Our Lady, Sint-Janshuismolen, Town Hall,museum of Folklore and the Lantaarntoren.
Entrance: depends on the location, some of them are for free.


Museums in Bruges > HOSPITAL MUSEUM

> Sint-Janshospitaal (nu Memling in Sint-Jan – Hospitaalmuseum)

What: Extensive collection of artifacts, furniture, paintings, sculptures and all kinds of applied arts, in a building of more than 800 (!) years old. A pharmacy with reference books on medicine and herb gardens. The Memling Museum is world famous for its masterpieces of the most famous among the Flemish Primitives: Hans Memling, the absolute favorite of visitors to museums in Bruges.
Where: Mariastraat 38, 8000 Bruges
Entrance: adults € 8 /// youth (6-25y) € 1 /// children (<6y) and schools (6-18y) free.

> Hospitaal van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie

What: Historic hospital complex from the 13th to 17th century, with extensive collection of artifacts, paintings, sculptures and furniture, from Gothic to Baroque. The impressive silver treasure is certainly worth the walk to the “quieter Bruges’ in the north. One of the lesser known museums in Bruges.
Where: Potterierei 79, 8000 Bruges
Entrance: adults € 4 /// children (6-25y) € 1


Museums in Bruges > CHOCOLATE MUSEUM

What: Choco-Story shows you the story of the transformation of cocoa into chocolate. Of all museums in Bruges, by far the tastiest one!
Where: Sint-Jansstraat 7b, 8000 Bruges
Entrance: adults € 7 /// 65+ and students € 6 /// children (6-12y) € 4 /// children (<6y) free /// Bruges City Card: free
Website: Choco-Story


Museums in Bruges > FRIES MUSEUM

What: You discover the history of potato chips, learn how to bake the best fries and taste the real Belgian fries! One of the funniest museums in Bruges!
Where: Vlamingstraat 33, 8000 Bruges
Open: Daily from 10am – 5pm.
Entrance: adults € 6 /// groups (>15pers.) € 5 /// 65+ and students € 5 /// children (6-12y) € 4 /// children (3-6y) € 1.
Website: Fries Museum Bruges


Museums in Bruges > LAMP MUSEUM

What: Lamp Museum with a fascinating history of interior lighting, from torches and oil lamps to bulbs and LED lamps. Largest lamp collection in the world with over 6,000 antiques. One of the most unusual museums in Bruges.
Where: Wijnzakstraat 2, 8000 Bruges
Open: Daily from 10am – 5pm. Closed 24, 25, 31 December 2011 and 1 januari 2012
Entrance: adults € 6 /// groups (>15pers.) € 5 /// 65+ and students € 5 /// children (6-12y) € 4 /// children (3-6y) € 1.
Website: Lamp Museum Lumina Domestica


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