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Diamond Museum (Diamantmuseum)

Address: Katelijnestraat 43, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32-50-34 20 56
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Ranked #48 of 62 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Although the Belgian city of Antwerp is generally better known for the diamond trade, the Diamond...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Although the Belgian city of Antwerp is generally better known for the diamond trade, 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 features permanent and temporary exhibitions, a shop dedicated to all things diamond-related, and offers its unique “Diamond Polishing Show” each day.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was an interesting museum, not too fancy. The tickets we bought came with very very small diamonds, which was sweet. I don't remember there being anything too special about that museum, but the diamond polishing demonstration was interesting, I learned something new. The museum showed the history of the diamond trade, what diamonds are made of, how they are... More 

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26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The building is very nice and there is plenty to read on the leaflets. The diamond cutting demonstration only happened twice on the day I visited and the gentleman who was giving the demo was very "matter of fact". He was not I am sure but it felt like he was reading off a script. It was not a language... More 

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Bury st. edmunds
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163 reviews 163 reviews
66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you love diamonds and or there history then great. But if you have anything less than a passing interest then 15 mins will suffice. Only went cos it was raining and it was free with our city card

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Esher, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited this museum while in Bruges for a few days and both found it very interesting. It gives you a history of diamonds and their uses in both jewellery and industrial usage, and the diamond trade over the centuries, including the part Bruges has played in this. You are also shown examples of diamonds of different qualities to learn... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

They have tried to give a good history of the diamond industry in Brugge and elsewhere. The pictures and exhibits could interest you if that is your sort of thing. Maybe it was the rainy day, but I was not that impressed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Misleading name....expected to see at least a few amazing diamonds but nothing! And most of the hands on activities were broken! You would see more diamonds looking in a jewellers window!

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Avoid this place like the plague. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by a miserable man who sold us our tickets. the signage indicated a Diamond cutting exhibit at 12:15 and 15:15. When I asked after the visits where the Diamond cutting was taking place he said it happens at 12:15 or 15:15, and that day it was... More 

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My partner wanted to visit the Diamond Museum and I reluctantly agreed to go with her. I'm glad I did. A very informative exhibition which, for me, answered more questions about Bruges than other places that were primarily about the history of Bruges. Strongly recommended.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A lot of negative comments for this place, if you're not interested in diamonds - don't go! If you are, or you like history, facts, and museums then visit! Lots of interesting info, interactive section where you can view diamonds, magnify them, scratch glass etc. if you check times before you go, there is a demonstration which runs a couple... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Not very inspiring and expensive for a very little exhibition. Some of the hands on interactive things which would be aimed at kids were broken. Cannot recommend.

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