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Address: Dijver 16, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 3250448711
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9:30 am - 5:00 am
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Frank Brangwyn collection is nice

This museum is covered by the Bruges museum pass. It is very close to the Groeningemuseum so you can do the two museums at the same time The first floor contains sketches from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always loved posters. They generally exaggerate life to sell, or advertise, something Here we viewed around 1700 Steinmetzkabinet posters of them from a collection of Groeninge (a temporary exhibit). Also, there is works by graphic artist and painter Frank Brangwyn as well as pieces by many other artists I think that this may be the best art museum... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This museum is covered by the Bruges museum pass. It is very close to the Groeningemuseum so you can do the two museums at the same time The first floor contains sketches from the same collector as at the Groeningemuseum The second floor contains the Frank Brangwyn which my friend really liked. There were sketches, paintings, and furniture included in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Just two small floors here - the 1st floor houses a lot of Frank Brangwyn's work, the ground floor is given over to a temporary exhibit of prints acquired from a local collector. I enjoyed both. Only took me about half an hour, an enthusiast might take longer of course!

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Arentshuis (€4 per entry) is an 18th century townhouse near Gruuthusemuseum and Groeningemuseum, which is used to house a large collection of works by Frank Brangwyn, an English painter born in Bruges. Opening hours are 9.30am to 5pm daily. Here you will find two floors of artworks. The second floor is made up of the Brangwyn collection, which includes pieces... More 

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Feering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We visited when we were in Bruges and so glad we did. It The ground floor was a wonderful collection of old prints, but the first floor was dedicated to an British artist called Frank Brangwyn, who was born in Bruges. A contemporary and friend of William Morris, he was not only a brilliant artist, but also designed furniture, ceramics,... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

the work of Frank Brangwyn was not known to us but what an extraordinary artist. the drawings are wonderful and a great discovery - really added to the experience of bruges - if not exactly in keeping with the historic environment

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This museum always has interesting collections going on. The building itself is quite dull and could use some renovations. The staircase up however is quite impressive!

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Thank Food L
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

This is a must for fans of Frank Brangwyn who, do not include me. The images on display - some of them woodcuts, others lithographs - are dark, foreboding and apocalyptic: Christ on the cross, workers broken by the burden of their life and loads, and so on. The exceptions are a beautiful woven mural and some examples of his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We'd passed by the museum when it was closed but the "four horsemen of the apocalypse" looked interesting and the exterior of the museum was imposing. We visited on a Sunday and welcomed the nice early opening (UK take note). We were interested that the exhibition on the first floor was devoted to the Bruges-born British artist Brangwyn. The chronology... More 

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Thr four horsemen, representing war, pestilence, famine and death is an interesting feature in Aretshuis park, I photographed the statues during a thunderstorm.... loved it!

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