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Address: Katelijnestraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 34 20 56
10:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

The Diamond museum sheds a fascinating light on Bruges' gem connection....

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.

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Very interesting experience

This small museum was worth the time. The displays are well laid out and clear to access. Everything was in at least 4 languages. It was interesting to read about how Bruges was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rebecca s
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small museum was worth the time. The displays are well laid out and clear to access. Everything was in at least 4 languages. It was interesting to read about how Bruges was a mercantile centre and how the diamond polishing developed here. The demonstration was very good- informative and entertaining. Definitely recommended. You can purchase a combo ticket to... More 

Thank rebecca s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay it was interesting to see real diamonds and find out more about them but I didn't think it was worth the price of entry.

Thank Stuart K
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We visited the Diamond Museum Brugge for our Christmas Treat. We had a lot of fun looking at all the cutting tools at the demonstrations. The explanations are very clear and offered new information even for us as professionals. The display of the history of mining and cutting is lively and shows the hard work and difficult conditions of the... More 

Thank Ortwin T
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I have to admit the Diamond Museum was not on my list of things to see in Bruges. But the weather was cold and wet so the opportunity to spend a few hours in a warm, dry place was enticing. What a lucky find! It was probably the best laid-out museum I visited that week - an engaging, informative demonstration... More 

Thank Val T
Ghent, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A lot of variation in the exhibition, and different kind of angels (History, technic of cutting, jewelrydesign,...) The demonstration is very nice! Interesting for people who know already some suff about diamonds and also interesting for people without a background in jewellery en gemstones.

Thank AnneliesWeinberger
Brisbane, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a fascinating couple of hours here. Good explanations of the history of diamonds and their place in the history of Bruges. Great displays of old technology and instruments. The cutting and polishing demonstration was well worth the extra couple of euros.

1 Thank LEO O
Bruges, Belgium
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fantastic selection of these lovely stones for that special person it's also very informative about the history of the stones and how they are made into rings

1 Thank Pauline M
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

from cut diamonds to their source{s}, a fascinating experience for anyone interested in diamonds. mind you, we didn't actually see this process only videos and displays and there are no "hands on" displays. but still worth a visit

1 Thank richardguilcher
Coventry, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A museum full of diamonds and jewellery which were stunning and most informative. The diamond cutting and polishing demonstration whilst extra to the entrance fee was very interesting and well worth the extra.

1 Thank nyoung28
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We visited the museum mainly because I wanted to see some diamonds! We found it to be quite expensive for entry and to see diamond cutting was even more. We found the museum on the whole a bit confusing with its layout and were quite bored. There was only one area that really held any interest and that was the... More 

1 Thank Selina M

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