Whilst one may think this has the appearance of a tourist trap, it certainly isn't. For a fairly reasonable price the Bruges Historium will keep you entertained for an hour or so with its tour offered in many different languages (even including Russian and Japanese).
The storyline of the actual exhibit is average, however surprisingly informative as well as the use of developing characterisation to make it appeal to children as well as those seriously interested in history. The hero-worship of Jan Van Eyck was obvious, the whole attraction centered on him, yet despite the focus on just one figure I for one learned so much in this trip.
After the silly story and tour comes (in my opinion), the best part: the museum. Still equipped with your audio-guides for translation, the museum really does a great deal to inform visitors about Bruges at the end of the Medieval period. It's not a tourist trap at all, but an affordable and surprisingly captivating museum (despite the ridiculous prices in the gift shop). Worth a visit, definitely unique.
However a word of warning: go to the toilet before arriving, because they charge for use of their toilets.
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