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Address: Katelijnestraat 43, Bruges B-8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 34 20 56
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
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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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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... read more

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New Castle, New Hampshire
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New Castle, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank anita j
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

It was ok. Enough information about diamonds. The demonstration was quite boring. We were there for 30min and we've seen enough.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel had a brochure on this museum and it struck my interest for some reason. So glad I stumbled across this place. It was €11 I believe for entrance to the museum and a diamond polishing demonstration. They only take CASH. The museum is self guided and tells the story of diamonds and Bruges itself. It would actually be... More 

Thank Kyle H
Watkinsville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and I found this museum interesting. Does not take long to go through, though. The history behind the diamond industry in Bruges was actually fascinating.

Thank two2tsnipes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Hubby really wanted to visit this museum but we both found it a bit on the dull side. We did not spend long here at all. Thankfully entry came as part of our Bruges city card.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We thought the museum might be interesting. It was very small and took us no time at all to walk around. Very underwhelmed.

Thank Creech72
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We visited the museum and included the demonstration. This was particularly interesting and informative. He gave the demonstration in multiple languages going through the process of shaping the diamond and how it is cut/polished. The museum itself is a lot of reading information, but still interesting.

Thank AmyBL-16

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