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  • Abeonas
    Kent, UK4,323 contributions
    A modern experience in a historic building. Lots of choice at the bar . Five beers for €10 ! Friendly efficient service. Great atmosphere here. Suitable for young and old. Decent on site shop. Worth a visit.
    Written March 2, 2020
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  • Philip L
    Ipswich, UK193 contributions
    Well organised art museum with each room providing the visitor with an information board containing photos of each painting in that particular room accompanied by a detailed explanation, This allows you to pick and choose to focus on the paintings that interest you most. Also , the museum's rooms are organised in chronological order, allowing you to focus on periods that have greater interest whilst quickly moving through less interesting rooms. Plenty to learn if you are prepared to give it time.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • DW62
    Chessington, UK78 contributions
    Very good museum containing what appear to be genuine articles for the most part. Nice combination of History & gore
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • Philip L
    Ipswich, UK193 contributions
    This has been updated with the inclusion of an 8 minute virtual reality experience, offered at an additional cost to the main tour. My personal feeling is that not only is this worth undertaking but that it offers more than the old Historium tour provides. this is because the virtual reality is giving you facts in addition to the exciting experience of being immersed in the changing Bruges landscape. If money was an issue, buy the virtual reality and skip the tour. The tour can still be fun, listening on your own audio headphones. There is also a very good viewing platform on the tour that allows you to see over the Markt and take some great photos.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • heyjude775
    Teaneck, NJ18 contributions
    This tour required use of a headset rather than a tour with someone you could ask questions. Some of the exhibits and the chocolate statues were quite amazing.
    Written July 12, 2022
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel36,124 contributions
    This is a gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral with an impressive nave and beautiful art works within.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • ElaineAndGreg
    Chesterland, OH2,766 contributions
    This is actually two museums, one relating to medieval medicine and hospitals and the other to artwork. They make a pretty good combination.

    The entire museum is housed in a former hospital dating back to the 1300s. The hospital display part makes you happy for modern medicine. One of the most persuasive things in that regard is painting of an eye surgeon working on a hapless young patient, with primitive tools and no apparent compassion.

    The art part is taken up mostly with the art of Hans Memling, a great German artist. There are also several other medieval pieces. Most visitors won’t be familiar with the works (we were not), but they are worth seeing. The Ursula Shrine is considered a masterpiece. Note in particular the very fine details on many of the paintings – one even goes off the canvas onto the frame.

    Note that there is a pharmacy in a nearby structure that is part of the museum. It's worth a 5-10 minute look. If you do, look closely at the carvings on one cabinet - it's of an apothecary that is very much like the one you are standing in.

    Before you visit this attraction, consider getting a Bruges museum card (you can get them at the tourist information offices or some of the museums). If you are stopping at several Bruges museums, it can save you some expense. They are good for three days and also good if you stumble across a museum you hadn't considered that looks interesting.
    Written August 30, 2021
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  • Philip L
    Ipswich, UK193 contributions
    This is a brilliant museum that evokes memories of how we and our parents/grandparents lived. The different rooms can't fail to generate conversations of times past. Although a little distance from the main square it is worth the effort of taking a relaxed walk there.
    Written September 9, 2022
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  • Alex S
    Zurich, Switzerland252 contributions
    It’s not really an art museum, it’s a museum of Bruges history with extensive and well organized collection. They have public wifi and free online media guide. If you like historical museums or have already seen other top attractions and still have free time, then go for sure. Especially if you have the Bruges museum card.
    Written August 25, 2022
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  • pinkbird_creates
    Stuttgart, Germany124 contributions
    We went into this not expecting too much but our kids were interested so we gave it a try. The museum was interesting and cute (get the audio guide otherwise you’ll be reading a lot). The front desk staff could have been friendlier (I’m hoping the woman was just having a bad day—& that it got better—because she seemed very unhappy, and didn’t so much as smile when we bought our tickets; we tried not to let her ruin our experience though). We didn’t stay to have fries in the basement there though because the staff overall didn’t seem happy to have anyone there, so we went down the street to sit outside and enjoy some Belgium fries.
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • FordWetley
    Leek, UK27 contributions
    This is a room full of Dali’s original prints. Dali himself made the prints and most are signed by him. It was worth seeing but the Audio tour for an extra £3 was worth it to tell the story. We enjoyed it and there was plenty to see. A lot of his work is quite erotic and graphic. I’m not a great fan of his work but I did enjoy learning about his story.
    Written February 18, 2020
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  • Momagogo
    65 contributions
    This may not be the most popular tourist attraction in Bruges, but one will learn everything about lace making. Besides the information downstairs, best part for me is the demonstration room upstairs where locals (men and women) make bobbin style laces. I had to take a video to show folks at home how fast their fingers are moving those bobbins. No wonder real hand made lace are so expensive!
    Written September 4, 2019
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  • Bianca W
    London, UK1,054 contributions
    There's so many stunning items of religious art packed into this unassuming building. The church itself is also heavily decorated and absolutely gorgeous. Definitely recommend strolling along the canal to get to this church, it's really worth it!
    Written April 5, 2022
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  • Robert R
    Skipton, UK255 contributions
    If you have an interest in this area this exhibition is well worth a visit.
    Three large rooms with well laid out with numerous exhibits plus the mummies.
    Plenty of written information in three languages. (only slight problem encountered was lack of light to read everything because the lights were dimmed to protect the exhibits-small reading lights needed).
    Ticket prices a little high in our opinion and remember that this is a temporary exhibition that finishes on 11th November.
    Written April 27, 2019
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  • no1eli
    8 contributions
    A realy wonderful place for art lover, i loved it, learn a lot, could see things I've never noticed befor. The guided tour is good and informative
    Written September 23, 2022
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