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Folklore Museum

Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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A wonderful surprise

We had not read much about this museum but stumbled on it as we were walking to a lunch... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
stevelotte
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Montville, New Jersey
Worth a visit

Like the Jersusalem Chapel, and close by, this is away from the centre of Bruges, but both are... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
EllieO
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Near London, England
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These renovated 17th century, singleroom dwellings accommodate, amongst other things, a classroom, a millinery, a pharmacy, a confectionery shop, a grocery shop and an authentic bedroom interior. You can also admire a beautiful lace collection on the upper floor. Every first and third Thursday of the month (except for public holidays), those with a sweet tooth can attend a demonstration given by the 'spekkenbakker' (sweetmaker). You can relax in the museum inn, 'De Zwarte Kat' (The Black Cat) or in the garden, where you can try out traditional folk games on the terrace.
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Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

We had not read much about this museum but stumbled on it as we were walking to a lunch reservation. We came back after lunch and spent quite awhile enjoying the exhibits and learning about life in Belgium in last century.

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Like the Jersusalem Chapel, and close by, this is away from the centre of Bruges, but both are worth the walk. There’s a hard backed guide in English available which describes each of the rooms many of which are laid out in the form of...More

Thank EllieO
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

A set of almshouses (or Godshuis) have been sensitively converted into a little museum, with rooms laid out to represent dwellings and shops of old Bruges. Furnished with original interiors, the stories of craftsmen are well told. The bar is traditional - and serves food...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This museum presents the different things about the lifestyle of people lived in Bruges. Small and neatly organized! Worth a visit if you like to see what people used in olden days at school, work, House.

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

This is an interesting museum which is around 20minute walk from the city centre. If you are going to the Windmill this is another attraction on the way. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this well laid out museum. There is a bar...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

This museum is part of the museumpass system (28Euros/3 days) and is well worth the walk. Several rooms of an almshouse complex are laid out with genuine shopfittings from Brugge establishments of bygone years. Pictured is the schoolroom but there is a cobbler's, a tailor's,...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Only called into here because its included on the Museumpas, but probably worth a single ticket on its own. A good range of exhibits and helpful guidebook. Can be combined with a walk around the city boundaries as we did. Great to play some traditional...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

A good collection of scenes from Bruges history, all well laid out with numbered rooms to guide you along. We loved the old appliances, especially! The reward at the end is a small bar and lots of beers on sale. You can buy hand-made sweets,...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Mainly visited to get in out of the rain but it was a sweet little museum and we were made very welcome. You get a hardboard 'booklet' with information on each room - examples of various trades and the Belgian way of life over the...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Just an interesting little museum providing vignettes of life in past times. A few nice artifacts on exhibit. Use the combo ticket option for both this museum and the lace museum a few doors down for best economy.

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