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Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaalmuseum

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Address: Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 50 44 46 46
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Description: Museum dedicated to the paintings of Hans Memling (1430-94).

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LOTS OF TREASURER

Set in what once was a medieval hospital, pity no beds or displays as to how it once would have been, but fascinating space with some very colourful & valuable paintings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Set in what once was a medieval hospital, pity no beds or displays as to how it once would have been, but fascinating space with some very colourful & valuable paintings & treasures on display, Don't miss the detached chemist dispensary rooms.

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Never seems to be busy in this place which is good, its a wonderfully peaceful spot in the heart of the city. The current exhibit 'Just Before Death', I think its called, is incredibly moving.

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

From the name, Hospital Museum, you think that you will see all things concerning a hospital. But when you go inside, you will also see a lot of beautiful paintings of Hans Memling. Beside this museum you can also visit the "old" drugstore, in the other building. It's worth visit. You get a lot for your money.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Interesting, worth a visit , great antique cabinets and well restored artwork , amazing that the building was in constant use for over 500 years!

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The building itself was beautiful but disappointed with what was inside the building and some bits did not have translations to English readily available

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a great attraction showing the way of life and hospitals over the last 600 years. Don't miss the exhibition on the upper floor, a must. I will not tell what it is, but you will be moved.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A lot of effort has been put into the exhibits. In this museum. Some are rather grisly but there is a lot of history told in an accessible manner.

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

An interesting insight into ailments, medical treatments and the role of religion within medicine. It was interesting to read about early and unusual treatments for ailments. Also fascinating to see some of the medical tools and equipment. Given the subject matter, I would have hoped for a more engaging experience. Good but not one of the better museums in Bruges

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you are interested in how ailments were treated in times gone by you will find this museum really interesting. It is split into two main areas, one concentrating on the religious side of the hospital and the other the medicinal side. The "tools" on display are clearly described and in some cases accompanied by artistic interpretations that make you... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

wonderful to see actual paintings from art history texts! especially moving to consider the atmosphere of prayer and contemplation by the inhabitants of the hospital as they lay dying before these iconic religious works.

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