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Address: Katelijnestraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 34 20 56
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

The Diamond museum sheds a fascinating light on Bruges' gem connection....

The Diamond museum sheds a fascinating light on Bruges' gem connection. Diamonds were traded and polished here as far back as the 14th century. The museum shows how medieval Bruges was the first diamond city in the world, and why the industry later moved to Antwerp. The museum features permanent and temporary exhibitions, a shop dedicated to all things diamond-related, and offers its unique Diamond Polishing Show every day.

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Interesting Diamond Museum

Called in here as Diamonds (and Chocolate) are my other half's favourite things. Displays are associated with the diamond cutting and polishing in Bruges and how and where the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robin P
Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought this was going to be a commercialised & dull experience but was completely surprised by how interesting this was. The demo was a real highlight as it was really thought through & gave a real insight. Glad we went.

Thank FarAwayFromHome
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful museum set of several floors telling the history of the Diamond extremely informative and interesting and giving an opportunity to interact with some of the displays. A real value for money museum. A truly fascinating insight. A must when in Bruges. Lovely for all ages.

Thank JulesB0708
Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here as Diamonds (and Chocolate) are my other half's favourite things. Displays are associated with the diamond cutting and polishing in Bruges and how and where the industry was based in the City. As an attraction, this is probably of more interest to adults as written displays explain where diamonds are found, how they are mined, cut and... More 

Thank Robin P
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't expecting much from this museum, my wife was keen to visit but glad we did. Really enjoyed the different rooms and explanations on how diamonds evolved over the ages. A few more interactive elements were good and the polishing demonstration was excellent; very impressed with the polisher explaining everything in 3 different languages. Included as part of city card... More 

Thank Mike J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The most interesting part of the visit was the polishing display. This was very informative and the guide did her presentation in three languages and was very proficient. If you are only visiting the museum then it is possibly a bit dry for children. I probably wouldn't go to the museum only as the polishing display was the best bit.... More 

Thank Elaine J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Not a very good museum. Exhibits where informative but not very interactive. Where they where interactive some features where out of order. We also discovered the working diamond presentation was not part of the chocolate and diamond ticket package. This was disappointing as it might have made the visit much better. I dislike hidden pricing strategy so did not upgrade.

Thank Electrotesla
New Castle, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We were in Bruges when it rained so we went into the museum to kill some time. We are not normally into this kind of thing but it was interesting to kill 40 minutes. You walk around and read the posters of how the diamond industry was a big part of Bruges in the day. They have lots of props,... More 

Thank gladfly
Birmingham U.K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Unless you have a huge interest in diamonds not a must see. It's part of the Bruges Card offer and we were passing so why not!. Good demonstration of diamond polishing.

Thank hansardtony
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited recently as it was close to our hotel and we made use of the combined tickets which can be purchased at a discount; if you want to see multiple attractions. Knowing nothing about the diamond trade previous to this visit; we both enjoyed learning about it in a quiet, relaxed environment (we did go on... More 

Thank Pete W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

They were so busy handling a large group booking, that there was no one at the entrance to tell us we needed to pay. As a result, we were haughtily, directed past the polishing demonstration - the bit of most interest - and out of the exit. We would have happily paid if it had been clear that it was... More 

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