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Folklore Museum (Museum voor Volkskunde)

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Address: Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050/44-87-11
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Learn about the Bruges of the 17th century at this museum, which features...
Learn about the Bruges of the 17th century at this museum, which features almshouses, a cobbler’s, barrel and hat maker’s workshop—and other depictions of life long ago. On Thursday afternoons, the museum serves up fresh sweets made using traditional recipes and techniques.
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Well laid out and full of interesting facts and items. Amazing how many things are the same as I had when I was growing up. I suppose it's time that I was in a museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Motherwell, United Kingdom

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Well laid out and full of interesting facts and items. Amazing how many things are the same as I had when I was growing up. I suppose it's time that I was in a museum.

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Cheshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This little place is up near the windmills, so a little walk from town. You can walk around at your own pace, it takes around 30 minutes. There are some lovely exhibits showing how so many crafts have developed over the years, who knew that most tailors sit cross legged on their tables to work! We couldn't work out the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Delightful displays of past lives in Bruges, and a recreation of an old inn with proper beer. This place deserves more visitors.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is an excellent display of various aspects of life in the last two centuries in Bruges, displayed in themed rooms or displays. It is not well advertised but for E4 it is excellent value for money and a must see in my opinion. The displays go on and on and there is an old recreated pub where you can... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Not a bad stop if you have a few extra euros to spend while in Brugge. Approximately 18 small rooms of displays. The staff person at the desk was unfriendly and not at all helpful. It only takes about 45 minutes to visit. It has some interesting history. Enjoy.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. It was very interesting and the curators have obviously spent many years researching, collecting and arranging items and information for display. It is set in a lovely, quiet area of the city and, combined with a walk through, observing interesting architecture and some other notable buildings, is a good way to spend... More 

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Holt UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Housed in a row of old cottages, each room shows a different trade as worked in the past, and there is a schoolroom. There is enough in English to satisfy one's curiosity if you don't speak Dutch. It is very well presented and informative. It does not get crowded and is placed in a quiet are of the city. Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

For a modest entry fee, you can find out about how people lived in Brugge some time ago. There are exhibits of shops, homes and trades. There are explanatory guides in many languages. We spent nearly 2 hours here.

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Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Stumbled across this gem of a place on the 90 mount Bruges walk (which with distracts took the best part of 4 hours!! Our fault not theirs - This is a magic little museum - for 3 Euros you can travel back in time to some wonderfully executed themed rooms. From the classroom to the tailer and all stops in-between.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Interesting museum with a cute little cat. Staff were attentive and happy to chat about the history. I liked the pub he he

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Address: Address: Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050/44-87-11
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

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