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Address: Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 44 87 43
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Description: Museum dedicated to the paintings of Hans Memling (1430-94).

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The museum is very small, but the contents are grand. Very interesting and the presentation is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is very small, but the contents are grand. Very interesting and the presentation is good.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Little or no attempt to recreate the 'workings' of the hospital. Information available in different languages, but the English sheet did not follow any detectable route through the exhibits, where the information was only in Flemmish.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The hospital was founded in the 12th century and continued to serve the people into the 20th century. Now it is a really interesting museum. On display are all kinds of old medical instruments and other hospital related artifacts. There is a large blown-up photograph of a group of nuns taken in the nineteenth century. In the old hospital chapel... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The building take you back centuries. The staff manning the various outlets are knowledgeable and friendly. The toilets cost .50 Euro cents- but its worth it. Each 'attraction' has a charge-which is not that cheap-but the sites are superb. We saw BodyWorld, Picasso,Chagall and then the most beautiful concert of harp-see separate review. IF you are a pensioner then you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Not just an interesting historic building but a good display telling you all about the history of the place. We really enjoyed it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Memling tryptich here is one of the most beautiful works of art I have ever seen. Every time we visit it we see something new in it. It stays with you and you want to revisit it and when you do, it reveals itself anew. Don't miss it!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great old building with lots of pieces of medical history. Part of the museum route and worth visiting. Set over two buildings, be aware the 2nd part, the apothecary, closes for lunch so a wait might occur.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very interesting collection of medical equipment and pictures showing what the hospital was like when it was operational (no pun intended!). Upstairs was an exhibition which detailed interviews with people at the end of their lives which sounds really creepy but was extremely moving.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The proprietors of this museum, former hospital, have done a superb job modernizing this facility and presenting the art of Hans Memling in particular is such a beautiful setting.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The museum is located in what used to be the hospital. Some of the tools looked worse than what they were treating. Take a look at the kidney stone in one of the cases. Looked as big as a kidney.

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Additional Information about Sint-Janshospitaal

Address: Address: Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 44 87 43
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

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