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Address: Katelijnestraat 43, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32-50-34 20 56
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Diamond Museum sheds a fascinating light on Bruges' gem connection...
The Diamond Museum sheds a fascinating light on Bruges' gem connection. Diamonds were traded and polished here as far back as the 14th century. The museum shows how medieval Bruges was the first diamond city in the world, and why the industry later moved to Antwerp. The museum features permanent and temporary exhibitions, a shop dedicated to all things diamond-related, and offers its unique Diamond Polishing Show every day.
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Shame the demonstration is not included in the price

Having bought a "combi-ticket" for the Chocolate / Diamond Museums, after having our fill of chocolate, we visited the diamond museum. It is fair to say that the most information... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A lovely place to visit and very informative. The man who did the demonstration in the cellar was excellent. He slipped easily from English to dutch to french which enabled everyone to take part. I also learned something!

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Having bought a "combi-ticket" for the Chocolate / Diamond Museums, after having our fill of chocolate, we visited the diamond museum. It is fair to say that the most information part was the demonstration, which was another three euros, on top of the ticket price, and this only runs twice a day ~ fortunately, it was about an hour after... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Enjoyed this museum, and the polishing show. As somebody has already said, the museum would benefit from some form of interaction as currently you have to rely on masses of written info. It is possibly just about worth the money charged, but don't expect excitement.

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Don't get me wrong I didn't go to the museum expecting laser shows and free samples but I did expect more than I got. If you want the facts about diamonds and their whole creation and purpose in the world then this will tell you all you need to know. I found this experience flat. Very anti-climatic. I even tried... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We booked in for the diamond cutting presentation, which was interesting - they were using traditional methods of diamond cutting and polishing which was interesting to see. The rest of the museum however was a little bit of a let down, interesting information but not particularly interactive, it was overall ok but not worth a repeat visit.

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited and enjoyed the information. It would be nice to be a bit more interactive. There was a display of polishing but it was two hours after we visited. Would be great if there was an ongoing display. I loved the sparkles and definitely worth a visit

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visited today and was not disappointed. There's all the normal museum stuff but at 12.15 and 15.15 they do a demonstration of how a rough diamond is transformed into the exquisite brilliant cut diamonds we all know and love. Well worth a visit if you're interested in that sort of thing. Plus, there is a machine called Boris which produces... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

8 Euro admission for adults, 6 for children over 6 years old. Exploring the diamond history of Bruges and the process from uncut to cut and polished diamonds this museum is informative and interesting, with also a 'hands on area' where using cubic zirconium you can compare colour weight and cut yourself using the same instruments as are used in... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My husband and I went in here and thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration which was excellent. We really appreciated the multilingual skills of the demonstrator who gave an excellent demonstration and answered lots of questions. Would definitely recommend to friends. We found the museum interesting but the demonstration was much more enjoyable (as these things often are).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Nice experience, although i was a little bit dissapointed of the artifects exhibition. Of course you cant have real diamonds to exhibit, but i was expecting something more creative. However, the demonstration of diamond cutting at the end of the tour makes it worth. I would just skip the whole thing and go directly to the demonstration since the cutter... More 

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Additional Information about Diamond Museum

Address: Katelijnestraat 43, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32-50-34 20 56
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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