Specialty Museums in Bruges

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Specialty Museums in Bruges

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  • Holly_82
    Reading, UK1,633 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent a weekend in Brugge and based on the reviews, I was really keen to listen to Luc play the harp.

    It was better than expected - the skill and knowledge he demonstrates is absolutely amazing and he just seems to be an incredibly talented composer who has a lovely attitude towards "Music is for everyone".

    We both thoroughly enjoyed his music and thankfully had cash so we're able to leave a big tip - would thoroughly recommend and if possible, support his work by bringing some cash, his harps are amazing and it was certainly a wonderful concert.
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • Steven W
    Newport, UK172 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good to see all the history but the tour was a little flat. You have to scan each code and listen and there’s so many it just lost its edge for us.

    We also had to rush to make the last chocolate tasting session at the end.

    Worth a visit for chocolate fans but don’t expect to be overwhelmed
    Written January 7, 2024
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  • Carl W
    Elgin, UK27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good experience that atmospherically illustrated life in Bruges during its height. The VR was especially good, despite being slightly out of focus for my eyes. I have docked a star because of the ridiculous situation in the toilets. Why are the baby changing facilities only in the female toilets? I hate this as a father. It is sexist towards women because it dictates that they do the changing, and it is sexist towards fathers because it invalidates their ability to parent. It is disgraceful that such a prominent tourist attraction should act this way. It is thinking from the 1950s.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • Rose
    52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wasn't too sure what to expect with this museum but it sounded interesting and I was surprised by the amount of information and items in the fairly small museum. Its fascinating and also a little bit terrifying seeing all the different torture implements. The information panels were good for historical info as well as anecdotes about certain uses of the items. Certainly an eye opener and maybe not for the very squeamish as some of the displays don't hold back
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • Keith Q
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another inexpensive attraction in an expensive city. Belgium loves beer and this comes across in the Beer Experience. Your favourite part was the tasting in the bar at the end. The staff were great (as was the beer)
    Written June 21, 2023
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  • James P
    Cambridge, UK2,454 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cathedral is close to the centre of the town - a grand building - formally the parish Church, now the cathedral. Definitely worth an hour to look round.
    Written June 13, 2023
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  • Morokei333
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Detailed and very interesting tour. Hidden treat in Bruges. Gives time to rest a little and take time to slowy take in all information shared.
    Written November 29, 2023
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  • khs30
    Folkestone, UK36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative about spuds & chips. Interesting concept. Chips at the end were ok .. perhaps not the best but they were ok. A fun little trip & bit different.
    Written October 3, 2023
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  • JPatti1
    Chicago, IL213 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    While not of interest to the general population, those who have an interest in the fiber arts will find this museum appealing. It starts with a display and movie on the making of lace and some of that history and then allows for a visit to a group of aficionados who are working on lace projects of their own design. Watching these skilled artists work on their lace is really the only way to gain a real feel for the time-consuming process of making lace by hand.
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • Bianca W
    London, UK1,088 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Mark I
    Fenstanton, UK42 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Caveat to review: Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the demo which seems to get great reviews (this was scheduled for an hour after we'd finished the museum on a busy final day in Bruges)

    The museum IS interesting, but the collective impression upon leaving is that the exhibits fail to share the narrative in an interesting, informative, and logical way.

    Too much of the content is dry, text heavy (exacerbated by multi-language), and lacking context that links story X to story Y.

    Having purchased entry via a multi-museum ticket (bought while visiting the far better chocolate museum the day before) we left underwhelmed despite a few 'gems' of content.
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • Bianca W
    London, UK1,088 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles

    The history of illumination throughout human history, from the first tools to light fire, through a variety of gas and oil lamps, all the way to modern LED lights. (Though the newer exhibits are almost 10 years old, the collection definitely focuses on older items)
    There's a few video presentations throughout that give a bit of an understanding of the different methods of lighting.
    Hundreds of candelabras, lamps, a huge variety of bulbs, there's so much to see here!
    Written April 5, 2022
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  • PatrickMerlevede
    Eeklo, Belgium155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The site of the old hospital of the town on Bruges had to get a new destination, and as a result large chunks of the complex were destined to become a museum. There is a permanent collection with work of Picasso (wroth visiting) and of Miro (less impressive). Next to that, there are temporary exhibitions. At the time of writing, there is one with scale models of the designs from Leonardo da Vinci - but, unfortunately, to be honest, I wasn't really impressed with that exhibition;
    Written June 13, 2017
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  • Gaynor T
    Pembroke, UK150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gezelle is a Flemish poet but there were translations of his poetry, which was lovely. There is also a garden there, which was very peaceful. When we went it was on a Sunday and there were some volunteers restoring the garden. They were lovely and so friendly and took time to explain what they were doing and telling us about the plants and their plans for the garden.
    Written August 17, 2019
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  • rayrest
    Fenton, UK7,483 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Need to make an appointment to visit this guildhouse that has a very pleasing tower and large meeting room. Also many paintings on displays
    Written March 8, 2018
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