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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
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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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Been there 3 times, still like it

I love such museums, so I may not be objective ;-). Maybe not worth the trip to Bruges specially, but would be sad to miss if you are in Bruges. Definetly a place to put in your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Bruges, Belgium
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love such museums, so I may not be objective ;-). Maybe not worth the trip to Bruges specially, but would be sad to miss if you are in Bruges. Definetly a place to put in your list, particularly if you experience one of the frequent rainy day.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I am glad I took the time to find this museum. The exhibits were interesting and once you figured out the layout, quite well laid out! My only negative comment is that the man working at the front desk was somewhat grumpy and not at all welcoming. Kind of a turn off given he's representing the museum!

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We followed the walking route round the Sint Anna - a peaceful, residential area of Brugge with lovely old houses, churches, a convent, a couple of windmills and this museum along the way. The museum is simply and clearly laid out - with smallish rooms leading from one to a another, each devoted to a different craft or aspect of... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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