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“What a rip off.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Diamond Museum

Diamond Museum
Ranked #54 of 152 things to do in Bruges
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Diamond museum sheds a fascinating light on Bruges' gem connection. Diamonds were traded and polished here as far back as the 14th century. The museum shows how medieval Bruges was the first diamond city in the world, and why the industry later moved to Antwerp. The museum features permanent and temporary exhibitions, a shop dedicated to all things diamond-related, and offers its unique Diamond Polishing Show every day.
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“What a rip off.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

7 euros each to read some breif history boards about diamonds and about 3 small cases with some diamond jewellery just in case you don't know what a diamond looks like. 15 minuets tops.
We were the only 2 people visiting on a very busy afternoon - and now I know why . . . . I do not recommend.

Visited July 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Over all this is very interesting musuem but its worth mentioning you have to be interested as its quite heavy going in parts with it of info in alot of different languages so not for kids. Over all a fascinating experience but don't pay full price. Most hotels have a discount card or use a combo deal to but tickets for other musuems at the same time.

Visited July 2013
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Fairport, N.Y.
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“Entertaining, educational”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Interesting static displays, and very illuminating demonstration. Well worth the stop. Comprehended on Brugge City Pass.

Visited May 2013
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Small but interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a small but interesting museum. The demonstration of cutting and polishing diamonds at the end was worth watching and of course the free and very tiny diamond that each person who watches the demo gets.

Visited June 2013
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Amazing people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

It's a little out of the way but well worth a visit. Absolutely fascinating and an excellent trilingual demonstration. Unfortunately Mum had a fall when visiting but they were so helpful and considerate that I wanted to leave them a public thanks on the site. We really enjoyed the exhibition and the demonstration of diamond polishing was fascinating. And they really do give you a real diamond sample.

Visited June 2013
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