Folklore Museum

Folklore Museum, Bruges: Hours, Address, Folklore Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Folklore Museum
4.5
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
09:30 - 17:00
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Liefhebber
Breda, The Netherlands7,191 contributions
Very nice visit for young and old!
Nov 2019
Very nice visit for young and old!
The museum is located in renovated workers’ houses where you will discover more about daily life in Bruges during the 19th and early 20th centuries. There is a classroom, a tailor’s workshop, a pharmacy, a confectionary and a grocery store. The top floor is reserved for temporary exhibitions. Entrancefee is € 6,00.
We visited Bruges several times, this was pre Covid.
Written 14 October 2020
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Philip T
11 contributions
A charming step into the past.
Jul 2020
A lovely stroll into the past, worth popping in if you're nearby. there is a pretty herb garden and a nice bar too!
Written 8 August 2020
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Marni
26 contributions
only if you need to kill time
Feb 2020
20 rooms that showcase what life was like in Belgium/Brugge in the early 20 century, but the rooms are out of order from the English translation guide book
Written 13 February 2020
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Stuzuki
Leeds, UK131 contributions
Zwart Kat bar
Dec 2019
Great museum and worth the entry fee and walk form city centre, plus the added bonus of the Zwart Cat bar at the end.
Written 10 January 2020
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Mark B
Otley, UK268 contributions
Really nice low key museum
Dec 2019
A well organised, reasonably priced museum providing insight into historic life in Belgium. The location is a little out from the centre but well worth walking to, especially as you get to see some of the less visited historic streets of the city. Useful guides are availble in a wide range of languages. Very reasonably priced cafe/bar worth visiting while you are there.
Written 2 January 2020
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Rachel F
Harrogate, UK5 contributions
Excellent museum and staff
Dec 2019
Although the information on the walls there isn’t a translation in English you do get a guide in English. It doesn’t really matter as the exhibits speak for themselves. Plenty to see and the staff was very helpful even went to check one of the displays to answer my question regarding the drawers. Thanks. Number one museum on Tripadvisor is well deserved.
Written 30 December 2019
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Trevor H
Plymouth, UK296 contributions
Don't miss the pub!!
Dec 2019
Great little museum in the same street as the Lace Centre. Comprehensive guide books in many languages available to use during visit. Museum is a collection of little rooms each with its own topic and then there is the pub.......!
Written 23 December 2019
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Ancient-trekkers
Gillingham, UK53 contributions
Fascinating museum...well worth a visit.....
Oct 2019
This off-the-beaten-track museum is well worth a visit.
Interesting rooms set out to show Bruges life through the ages.
Reasonably priced with lots to see.
Written 20 October 2019
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Kathryn E
Sheffield, UK410 contributions
A blast from the past
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is an interesting museum, split into sections to cover many aspects of Bruges life in the past. They have an information booklet to read as you go round. We saw items we remembered from our childhood, and other items which were typical Belgium. Although we are seniors, we were impressed by the activities provided for children. Worth a visit. It is one of the museums included in the Musee card. This is well worth buying.
Written 16 October 2019
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advisorj
washington, dc267 contributions
Lots to see
Sep 2019
A very nice string of rooms that used to belong to shoemakers apprentices. Learned a lot about various occupations in old Bruges. On the city museum pass.
Written 1 October 2019
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  • Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:00


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