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“The building is amazing, the museum is not so interesting”
Review of Gruuthusemuseum - CLOSED

Gruuthusemuseum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Temporary closed until Autumn '18
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This building itself is amazing, really worth a visit.
Unfortunately there is nothing written in English, which made our visit almost pointless. The audio guide help with some items, but for the majority you are left not knowing what you are looking at.

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is an interesting building containing old, but less interesting exhibits. (Yes, the exhibits are labelled in Flemish, but there are free leaflets available at the pay desk describing them all in several other languages.) The rooms were pretty dark, which meant reading anything wasn’t easy. Each room had a theme – love, religious devotion etc.

Not one of the better museums.

Thank L3K
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Superb building, wonderful collection of old books and manuscripts, though sadly all labeling is only in Dutch. Loads of school parties, but they seem well behaved enough!

Thank Adrian L
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is one of the places you should visit when coming to Bruges and you like museums. Spend some time to take in the architecture of the building and read up on the history of the location.

Thank Lissa98
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The exhibition consisted mainly of books and the whole interior is under very low lighting, there are no English translations although you can have a headset. We were disappointed as the leaflets promise a lot more and for children there was nothing at all to see, they have a strict no touch policy which is fair enough but no warning labels so I got told off for leaning on a glass case trying to see a book!

Thank Andrea S
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