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“Visually informative story led history”
Review of Historium Brugge

Historium Brugge
Ranked #21 of 153 things to do in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Start your visit to Bruges in the Historium: a wonderful historical-experience attraction that takes you back in time to the Golden Age of Bruges. Cinematic sets, with music and special effects, propel you into a love story, based on Jan Van Eyck’s painting ‘Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele'. For anyone who wants a taste of virtual reality: the VR Experience takes you on a virtual tour of medieval Bruges. You travel back in time and get to explore the historical city interactively. The Historium is housed in a historical building on the market square, where the Waterhalle once stood. The Waterhalle was the central shipping entrepot of the thriving mercantile centre Bruges. Bruges was renowned for its luxury textiles and clothing. But the art of Bruges was also highly prized: precious metals, manuscripts, miniatures and of course, the painted panels of Flemish Primitives, such as Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck. In the attraction and the VR Experience, the Waterhalle is superbly reconstructed. You can follow the story in your own language on an audio guide (10 languages). After your visit, you can enjoy a nice Belgian beer or other refreshments in the Duvelorium Grand Beer Cafe... with a panoramic view on the market square. Historium Brugge is open daily from 10h00 a.m. – 6h00 p.m. (tickets until 5h00 p.m.). Accessible for all ages – Family Trail included. Audio guides in 10 different languages.
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“Visually informative story led history”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We visited this place on a quiet day with our two children 10 and 12. It surpassed expectation and the exhibitions after the experience enhanced the visit. Fun to visit with children but wonder if would be suitable for just adults.

Visited February 2014
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“The Historium”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a must 'do' although visiting somewhere called 'Historium' I must admit was not on the top of my hit list. However once inside it truly is a great interactive experience and the story told through very good visual effects. Not like any other I've been to of this kind and the views over the square at the end of the tour are worth the entrance price alone.

Visited October 2013
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Toluca, Mexico
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“Excellent, awesome and interesting place, do not miss it”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

The best interactive museum I have ever visited . To begin with, the reception is characterized with all as in those antique times. Then, the narrator, characters and settings become alive when they perform . The love story is interesting and become even more by means of the scenes. Finally, the museum, is full of information which makes the previous story totally real .

Visited January 2014
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“Dont waste your time.”
Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

It would be nice if it were more historical but not a romance. I think the creators could do something better than that.

Visited February 2014
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Asse, Belgium
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“A trip to ancient Brugge”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Firstly it was an interactive and secondly it was also an instructive experience. In my opinion Historium found a good balance between both the instructive experience and the interactive experience.

Visited February 2014
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