Art Museums in Bruges

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Art Museums in Bruges

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bianca W
    London, UK1,054 contributions
    This one's very small, there's some interesting works to see, but if you don't have the BruggeCard that grants free access, I'd say skip this one. I really don't think there's enough to see to warrant paying to enter.
    However, they have a gorgeous large hall you can take pit stop in, with loads of comfortable chairs and sofas to lounge on.
    Written April 6, 2022
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  • Hannah K
    3 contributions
    Wow. If you are in Brugge Luc is a most see. Was not expecting the concert to be half as good as it was we were literally in goosebumps for 40 minuets. Luc has a fantastic ethos that music shouldn’t just be for the academic, intelligent and financial elite hence the free entry. However, once you have witnessed the beautiful way Luc plays and talks about his instruments you will want to donate to keep the wonderful event going. Beautiful
    Written September 18, 2022
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