We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaalmuseum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 50 44 46 46
Website
Description: Museum dedicated to the paintings of Hans Memling (1430-94).

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 447 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 221
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Beautiful place

We were blown away by the museum and preservation that was done. There was also the Picasso Exhibition that was on display

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
samoy75
,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Add Photo Write a Review

447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
60 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We were blown away by the museum and preservation that was done. There was also the Picasso Exhibition that was on display

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

During the Middle Ages people did not expect to recover when they went to the hospital so this building was designed to get people right with God before their impending death. Artwork is amazing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, Maryland
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
64 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Have you bought your Bruges Museum Pass? It's really worth it. I thought there'd be a few Memlings and not much else here. How wrong I was. There is a fascinating display that conjoins centuries of the history of the Sint-Jan Hospitaal, including lurid displays of medieval surgical instruments and illustrated texts on anatomy and medicine. There are glorious images... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belmont, North Carolina
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
90 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

So amazing to know that this hospital was operational for 800 years. There is a reasonable fee and only needs 30 minutes to an hour to tour. Beautiful art work and amazing medical tools to see. A small gift shop is available.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Charlotte, Florida
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You can get in free with the city card! We went early and it wasn't crowded. Has all sorts of beautiful paintings and old medical instruments! Small gift shop area. In a good area to see other things, too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

well laid out, had folding chairs that you could take and sit for a longer examination. Working in medicine I always find the medical artifacts interesting. definately recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
87 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stoke on Trent
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam
Top Contributor
368 reviews 368 reviews
261 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaalmuseum also viewed

 
Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 

Been to Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaalmuseum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaalmuseum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?