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Arentshuis

Dijver 16, Bruges 8000, Belgium
44-87-11
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Ranked #31 of 48 attractions in Bruges
Type: Art Museums
Description: First floor contains the works of Frank Brangwyn, a versatile Brugge artist.
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Reading, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The temporary exhibit was a modern artist. We did not care for his works. We had hoped the house would be interesting inside, but it was not. Entrance was included in our Brugge Museum Pass.

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Diksmuide, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I only went to this museum because it was combined with the Groeningemuseum, and I had the City Pass. It is a very beautiful building, but a small collection of art work. I spent more time in the park outside the museum, it has some really beautiful sculptures. I much preferred the Groeningemuseum!

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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I confess that my art knowledge is very limited, and truly I wouldn't be able to identify one painter from another. With this in mind, after a bit of research I opted to see what Frank Brangwyn had to offer. I felt that maybe I might be able to appreciate his work because he worked with lots of different mediums.... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I must confess we had not known of Frank Brangwyn but went to the Arenthuis with our City Pass which gave us free entry. We were very impressed by the etchings of both Brangwyn and Jules de Bruycker, but somewhat disappointed that there was no jewellery and little else of Brangwyn's apart from his paintings and engravings. A well-laid out... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Has never been a very succesful exhibition place. Very nice building but needs to get another function that attracts more art-lovers. Very nice situation. Look the the horses of the apocalyps in the park. Look to the 'devil' his horse and his attribute

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Arentshuis is housed in an old mansion and comes on a joint ticket with the Groeninge Museum. Start here and go to the Groeninge second. My wife is the artist in the family but I found the Brangwyn collection interesting.

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The large open space on the ground floor is given over to temporary exhibitions, with a permanent showing of Frank Brangwyns work on the upper floor - not an artist we'd heard of before but some very effective pieces that we enjoyed

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Bruges, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

My family only went because of the combo ticket with another museum. It was a very small collection of art. Bottom line -don't go out of your way for it.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

if he is still there. This is a funny little place. On the first floor, there was an exhibit of engravings by Jacques Callot. You use enlarging glasses to see them. But it was the exhibit of Frank Brangwyn that grabbed me. I had never heard of him. I particularly enjoyed his paintings of working folks.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This museum is included with the admission to the Groenige museum. As such, it is a good deal. We enjoyed it, although its exhibits are limited.

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