Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory MuseumsChurches & Cathedrals
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The current museum is housed in the old infirmary and displays the eclectic collection accumulated by nuns down the centuries. The oldest pieces date back to the 14th century. Many miracles have been attributed to the white limestone statue of Our Lady of the Potterie in the baroque church. These are detailed in stained-glass windows, wall tapestries, and a miracle book. The 13th century statue is one of Bruges' oldest preserved statues.
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Jenn S
Chicago, IL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Potterie was a lovely little museum, a short bike or longish walk away from the city center in a quieter part of the city that invites you to linger and walk along the canals. The museum has a small art collection relating to its history as a hospital and cloister. Do not expect to learn much about the workings of life there as a hospital, however. The small staff are knowledgeable and multi-lingual and happy to answer any questions. As it’s at the edge of the city, it’s not crowded at all. The museum has a stunning collection of liturgical silver, some of which is still used in services.

The chapel is the star of the experience, be sure to pick up the brochure when you check in to help explain the art and sculpture within. The Lady of Potterie sculpture is beautiful, as is the painting of Regula. Do not forget to look up, and enjoy the many tapestries that tell the stories of the miracles that the Lady of Potterie has worked. Stunning, laborious fiber art!
Written August 3, 2018
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luvroma2
Reading, PA2,028 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
We were looking at the places which allowed us entry with our Bruges Museum Pass and we thought this was going to be a pottery museum. It is a church and what used to be a hospital attached to the church. It was very interesting and I am glad we came here otherwise we would not have visited this area of Bruges. It is an area with few tourists, three windmills and many beautiful old houses. It is well worth a visit.
Written April 20, 2014
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Marian P
Bucharest, Romania102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This collection of genuine Flemish medieval handicrafts can suggest us one of best images of this centennial borough.
Written November 12, 2019
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ColleenCo
Pescara, Italy1,022 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
Although not too informative, this place houses some relics including a skull placed into a frame in pieces - It is likely that they are not even of the same person. The inscription is illegible but according to a nun I talked to inside the church those must belong to Saint Ursula... believe or not?
Outside the church as well as along the footpath before getting to the church, there is the famous shell connected to the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Apparently pilgrims come here too!
CAREFUL: even when the museum is open , the door is always locked. You need to ring the bell in order to have someone open for you!: I saw many tourists who just walked away thinking that it was closed... there is a small plaque saying: RING THE BELL
Written May 5, 2014
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jule955
Leeds, UK184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
This is by far the most gorgeous church I've seen in Bruges. The decoration and works of art are absolutely stunning. the museum you have to go through to visit the church is not brilliant, but it's worth it in the end!
Written August 8, 2013
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Patricia L
Bruges, Belgium50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Solo
If you like to see the richness of the churches (even the small ones) in Onze Lieve Vrouw Ter Potterie you must visit the museum with all the silver ornaments they collected and was used in churches for all sorts of festivities and/or holydays. The church receives every year on aug 15, a candel of 36 pounds that is brought from Church Blindekens in a procession as a promess that the women from Brugge made to Our Lady in 1304 for the save return of there husbands, brothers, fathers, ...from the war at Pevelenberg.
Written August 24, 2012
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Robin C
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Well another one of Bruges excellent churches. Stunning art work and sculptures. As always with Bruge dont forget to look up!!
The picture does not do it justice. The craftmnship is excellent
Well worth a visit
Written September 15, 2018
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RichardYarm
Yarm23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Although a bit of a walk from the centre its worth stopping here for a look around on the way to the windmills and city gates. A beautiful medieval church interior and museum that was well worth a 30 min-45 min look around
Written July 15, 2018
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peterpiperpickedapec
London, UK479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Take a very pleasant walk along the canals and about a mile from the hubbub of central Bruge you will find this excellent little museum. A number of fascinating exhibits and a very attractive church. At €6 to get in it’s good value and it’s ‘free’ with the Bruges museum card which is also good value at €28 for 72hrs.
Written May 14, 2018
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Jeanette W
Shropshire, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We found this almost by accident when following a walk from our guide book. Fascinating history and good small collection of art, silver and religious artifices. The shrine in the main church was lovely and beautiful and detailed tapestries and stained glass tell of the various miracles. I am not religious but enjoyed this a lot.
Written March 22, 2018
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