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Folklore Museum

Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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A really interesting museum with some fascinating exhibits and its own bar. The special exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil P
Fareham, United Kingdom
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A fun little museum with a reasonable price, good displays, and outdoor games to play

A small museum with dioramas of the life in Bruges from days gone by. An impressive number of tools... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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These renovated 17th century, singleroom dwellings accommodate, amongst other things, a classroom, a millinery, a pharmacy, a confectionery shop, a grocery shop and an authentic bedroom interior. You can also admire a beautiful lace collection on the upper floor. Every first and third Thursday of the month (except for public holidays), those with a sweet tooth can attend a demonstration given by the 'spekkenbakker' (sweetmaker). You can relax in the museum inn, 'De Zwarte Kat' (The Black Cat) or in the garden, where you can try out traditional folk games on the terrace.
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Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really interesting museum with some fascinating exhibits and its own bar. The special exhibits are particularly worthwhile.

1  Thank Phil P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum with dioramas of the life in Bruges from days gone by. An impressive number of tools and items from cobblers, confectioners, tailors, and more. Greatly enjoyed the games outside for a bit of an interactive and entertaining break

1  Thank peteyhelminthes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located some distance from the historic centre, this is worth the effort if you tag it with a canal walk and the wind mills. Not open on Monday. Lots of things to see on the lives of ordinary locals. Quite entertaining.

1  Thank georginams2016
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Lovely little place stepping back in time with super exhibits, a beautiful garden to sit in with a beer and games to play too - what's not to like!

1  Thank traveltottie1954
Reviewed 10 September 2017

While not a huge place or an amazing collection, this is a nicely laid out little museum, giving you a view of life in the area through the years. And to top it off, there is a great little cafe attached to the museum that...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

In a town awash with tourist-targeted museums with underwhelming exhibits all at inflated entry fees, this one stands head and shoulders above the rest. It tells the story of Bruges through the ages in more than 20 fascinatingly-laid out rooms in a series of 17th...More

1  Thank MeadTL
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It's a little walk from the centre, but worth it. It was very interesting and not that expensive. You can also get a drink here as they have a little pub.

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have visited Bruges about 9 times and only recently discovered this museum. It is located away from the main squares and attractions and is maybe a 20 minute walk out through the more residential streets of Bruges. The museum is very reasonably priced -...More

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Get the museum card which covers this and many other attractions. I thought this was the best museum in Brugge. It told the story of the ordinary people living there. Very close to the windmills so can make a joined trip. Definitely recommended.

Thank DavidWray96
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We were having a lovely walk through the back streets to Bruges when we came across this lovely little museum, from the outside it is very plain and did not look like it had much to offer but when we went in it was a...More

Thank Kate h
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