Dear fellow DE's and regular forum repliers,
As of today tourists can once again visit the Gruuthuse museum. Keep in mind though that from 22/03/2013 until 23/06/2013 a temporary expo called "Love and Devotion: the Gruuthuse Manuscript" takes place. The permanent collection is therefore not on display.
The Gruuthuse manuscript is a collection of poems, prayers and songs written in Bruges around 1400. At that time Bruges was an international and flourishing trade city. For centuries the manuscript was kept in private collections, until the Royal Library of the Netherlands purchased the texts in 2007. The city of Bruges is thrilled with this expo as the manuscript is now - albeit temporarily - back in the city where it was written!
The manuscript itself is obviously the centerpiece, but you'll find around 200 different objects to further illustrate the cultural, social and religious climate of Bruges in the 15th century.
Official website: www.liefdeendevotie.be
English website offering lots of information: www.codart.nl/exhibitions/details/2904/
PRICE FOR EXPO: 8 euro for adults | 6 euro for people aged 12 until 25 and people +65 | free for children younger than 12
Expo audio guide: an additional 4 euro per person - available in Dutch, French and English