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Archeological Museum

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Address: Mariastraat 36a, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 44 87 43
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Today
09:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 09:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Although I speak a few languages, Flemish is not one of them. Unfortunately, all the exhibits are only annotated in Flemish. There is an English ( and French and German) guide... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
Trevor N
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Derby
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish we'd gone last time with our kids. As two adults this was brief and moderately interesting as a simple summary of the history of the region, but most of the activities are aimed at kids. However the writing on the activities is only in Flemish, so not sure my little English speakers would've got the full benefit of all... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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552 reviews
546 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had seen descriptions that this museum explained the skills of an archeologist. Nevertheless, I expected to see some authentic items in a historic city like Brugge. But apart from some old looking pot fragments and tiles I was disappointed. Maybe that the presentation of archeology skills appeals to children. But to me as an adult it had no value.... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I'm really interested in archaeology and re-enactment, so I wanted to visit this museum. Unfortunately there was nothing which was worth to see (just a few artefacts, infantile exhibitions and a few poor quality reconstructions). I strongly recommend to visit other places or just take a stroll by city centre.

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Burnaby, Canada
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95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is for children. If you are over 5 feet tall then I guess you’ll miss most of it (it has very low windows and displays). If you are shorter and younger (accompanied by parents), you will probably love this.

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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Although I speak a few languages, Flemish is not one of them. Unfortunately, all the exhibits are only annotated in Flemish. There is an English ( and French and German) guide shert but the info on it is pretty scanty. Lots of broken pots, a few bits and pieces , some interactive exhibits ( which werent working on the day... More 

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Thank Trevor N
Toronto, Canada
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548 reviews
365 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is part of the museum pass so we decided to visit it. However it is only in Dutch and being English speaking I cannot recommend it we didn't understand it.

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Adana, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We've been all over Europe and find that archaeological museums are usually our favorite. But this museum is anything but that. We had seen everything else we had planned to and having a few hours left of our visit and in the bitter cold we decided to retreat into the museum. There are no impressive artifacts on display. There are... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

The only good thing was that this was covered on our Museum pass and we didn't purposely pay to go in because it was the worst museum I think I've ever been in. It was ridiculously bad. We just whizzed through it because it was so boring and badly done. The only good thing about it was there was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Were this a Dadaist art show or a hidden camera trick, I'd applaud it. As it was, a single-sided unintelligible Google-translated A4 sheet reminiscent of a 1970's Japanese tech manual was all there was to guide us around a bizarre collection of tat. Like an end of year display at my kid's Primary School, except less coherent and informative. Our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

It was a horrible experience with no explanation. You couldn't have payed me the eleven euros it took from me. We went in here to escape to escape the carnival, rain and to learn some real good quality history. The only reason why we went through the entire museum is so that we could laugh at the worst place in... More 

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