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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles 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
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The diamond museum covers many aspects of the diamond business, with sections about the winning of raw diamond in various places, about the processing to jewels, about the history in Bruges, Antwerp, Amsterdam, with various special diamonds on display. A funny special item is a Ukrainian diamond processing robot. There are a few explanations in videos, but most information is... More 

1 Thank RHAHJ
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The displays are limited and boring. Very little to see. The one highlight was the box of fake diamonds to represent all the diamonds mined per year. Just very little to see. We spent 10 euro each to enter (including the polishing show) but we struggled to make it last more than 10 min. Unfortunately not for us and we... More 

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