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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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Lovely little place

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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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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Sutton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Free for kids but there isn't anything interactive bar a couple of old pub games that you can play. Sometimes there are sweet making demonstrations. Good for history buffs but younger kids will be a bit bored.

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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

To start off this is not Folklore as we understand it more a history of life in Bruges, I think maybe the name has got confused in translation, however we really enjoyed our visit. At only €4 each this was good value, or is included in the Bruges card if you buy one. It was interesting to see different parts... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You can get in free with the city pass! Has separate rooms, like a toy room, a kitchen... For English, and some other languages, they give you a booklet to carry with you. Was a little difficult to match up the information with the objects.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

What a Wonderful Museum, a bit of a trek (15 minutes walk from the main square,but near the lace Museum & the Church of jerusalem with it's museum). Only 4 Euros or part of the Bruges card group of things to see. very well kept attraction, 20 individual rooms, shoemaker,hatter, etc, etc.Lots to see, Toilets & Drinks. Hot drinks come... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Thought this was a interesting attraction with scenes staged/set up so you can imagine certain aspects of day to day life in the past. You can wander through at your own pace and take as little or as long as you want.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Each room laid out by theme, especially the authentic one room living space. Time your visit well if you want to see sweets being made as they only do this on certain days.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

a charming and very interesting little museum, showing life and work as was in old Bruges. Quite a challenge to find the place, but worth the effort

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Not really sure why it's called the folklore museum- it was more about life in Bruge. Not my cup of tea, but not a boring way to spend an hour. The cat is lovely, she was well worth the €4 fee.

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This row of pretty cottages has been converted to give a run of rooms, each showcasing life for the poorer people of Bruges. The museum has a written guide that you carry round, so you can take as long as you like. The bar serves coffee and you are invited to play the old games. The museum cat wandered around... More 

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