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Gruuthuse Museum

Dijver 17, Bruges 8000, Belgium
44-87-11
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Ranked #47 of 57 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Restored 15th-century palace containing a large collection of Brugge tapestries and furnishings...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Restored 15th-century palace containing a large collection of Brugge tapestries and furnishings from the 13th-19th centuries.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We came across this museum one rainy Sunday in Bruges and decided to pay the €8 each as a break from the rain. On a previous visit we have very much enjoyed the art museum in Bruges so were looking forward to exploring this 15th century mansion. There was very little information about the house itself and it was so... More 

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Ireland
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283 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The entrance is through a charming courtyard, with lovely architectural features. It also gives great views of the tower of Our Lady’s Church. There is a wide variety of artefacts on view in the museum, displayed in the fine rooms. They include decorative artworks such as glassware, silver ware and ceramics. The monumental fireplace is most impressive with grand stone... More 

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Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

The museum building is set in a magnificent 15 Century Mansion with beautiful and beautifully preserved rooms. As you walk in you see collections of art and objects and it looks very promising: so far so good. The objects are labelled only in Flemish but there are laminated sheets in various languages and it is only at this stage that... More 

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Reading, PA
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333 attraction reviews
3,296 helpful votes 3,296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to this old house. It had some lovely artifacts and the house itself is magnificent. I have to agree with others who said the signage is poor and it was dimly lit, but we found it interesting nevertheless. It was one of the sites included in the Brugge Museum Pass.

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Kent, UK
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7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is a shame we didn't read some reviews before visiting this museum. We were rather taken by the beautiful building and the interesting history of the family who built it, but were sorely disappointed in the actual museum. As others have said, it is so dimly lit that it is very difficult to see the exhibits. The English language... More 

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Lima, Peru
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

According to the previous research, it was to my understanding, a house as it was on the 16 centur. Truth is you see some furniture, unimpressive collections, and, welll, nothing more than that. Besides, the people who works there, seems to by passing through some sort of depression, because they hardly say hi, or want to answer any inquiries. If... More 

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Miami
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This museum is very close to the Groenige Museum, and since it was covered by my museum pass, I stopped in. When I saw what was offered there, I was out in 10 minutes. It appeared to be nothing but a collection of junk strewn about in an old house. If I had paid money to go inside, I would... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a wonderful old building which promised much , particularly an exhibition of items made in Bruges over the years. Each room was devoted to a particular material from wood to leather etc, The objects on display were substantial and perhaps great examples of the makers craft ..except all of the rooms were so dark it was impossible to... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Although this museum contains interesting artifacts and has the potential to be great, there are three reasons why I am writing a negative review: a) the staff are unfriendly and unhelpful b) the written explanations of the exhibits were only available in Dutch! (how many people in the world speak Dutch?) and c) without a written explanation in a language... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Until October 2014. Courtyard and building was attractive, shame it was closed, although this is another excuse to re-visit amazing Brugge!

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