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Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

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Address: Wijnzakstraat 2 | Sint-Jansplein, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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+32 50 61 22 37
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great Aztec exhibit, could be more to see

Enjoyed the Aztec exhibits and history of chocolate - really interesting topic although not what we were expecting. Would have liked to have seen more on modern day chocolate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Marisa L
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Bethersden, United Kingdom
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Bethersden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the Aztec exhibits and history of chocolate - really interesting topic although not what we were expecting. Would have liked to have seen more on modern day chocolate making, and more chocolate sculptures. Overall though, this was a good museum with lots to interest children too

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen choco-stories in Brussels and York before. This one in Bruges stood out because it had a large focus on cocoa (ka kaw) consumption in the Americas before the advent of Europeans. There are many items from Mayas, Aztecs, and I thought also Incas (?) used in preparing or drinking the cocoa. Many details are highlighted, such as... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good demonstration and interesting museum. Lots of samples to try, I liked the chocolate fountain the best

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its something different to visit, history of chocolate and some really yummy chocolate to try. it was very nice experience

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Thank TSShah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart from the Aztec bit the rest was boring as hell. Even the demonstration at the end was dull. Guy pour chocolate in the mould freeze add praline then freeze more chocolate freeze. Not worth the €8

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to read on the walls and things in display cases. Not very interesting, expected an updated and interactive experience. Seems dated.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially not on our itinerary but who can really resist chocolate. Upon entry we were given a chocolate bar with the ticket, and then we passed through several rooms explaining the history of chocolate. Sounds dull eh? Actually it wasn't, archaeological history, industrial revolution, chocolate sculptures, introduction and recinding of chocolate laws, its all here. Definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have the opportunity to watch the history of chocolate and how chocolate is made from the past till today. Good work and well organized. The ticket costs 8 euros and they offer some chocolate in the entrance. You will not eat much chocolate as you may expect but overall it is not a waste of time. It is interesting... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cannot got to Belgium and not do a chocolate museum, very interesting and good chocs to buy at the end.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and the Mrs bought a combi-ticket which included entrance to the chocolate museum and the chip museum which is located nearby! Complimentary chocolate when you buy a ticket and the trip round the museum itself takes about an hour and it's well worth the time and money spent. Lots to learn! Would recommend.

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