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Diamond Museum (Diamantmuseum)

Katelijnestraat 43, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
32-50-34 20 56
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Ranked #45 of 54 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

we paid the extra €3 to go the live show, it was really interesting, and the whole visit lasts about an hour, be aware you can only pay with cash to get in there, as i found out to my displeasure

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The museum was interesting. The highlight was the mini-lab station where you got to look at diamonds through a microscope and try to crush them. It was a quick tour and a short demonstration. Since diamonds are so small it was hard to see. Not my favorite activity.

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Little info about diamonds like the different shapes and some history about how they discovered them. I dont know if the diamonds on display were true but most of them was not anything spectacular...

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Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Superb display and extremely interesting history of the diamond industry.Disappointed to miss the polishing demonstration as it was full and next one about 3 hours later.

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Wallaroo
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited on the recommendation of friends. I'm sure it would have been more satisfying if we'd been able to see the diamond cutting and polishing which occurs twice daily. The guy that took our money wasn't overly welcoming. The museum is smartly presented and tells the history of the diamond business in Bruges and the diamond industry throughout the... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We got this because it was a combined discount ticket with the Choco-story. I can see that at some point in the past there was a tenuous link between Bruges and the Diamond trade, but it quite clearly settled in Antwerp, so placing this museum here was a bit of a stretch. The museum is a marketing stall for diamond... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was a nice visit but I expected more. When you hear the diamond museum u expect shiny rocks, opulence but it wasn't like that. Don't take me wrong love history so it was nice to learn about the history of the diamonds and how they work with it but in my opinion a bit pricey for what you get... More

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Milan, Italy
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64 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

"You get a free diamond for every 2 tickets worth 20euros! The diamond polishing show is at 12.15 and 15.15! This is the only place in bruges to buy belgian cut diamonds! Worth a visit."

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