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Folklore Museum

Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Well worth the money

We were having a lovely walk through the back streets to Bruges when we came across this lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kate h
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Hidden Gem

This is a small museum but it is well worth the trip off the beaten path away from the touristsy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Godwell C
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum but it is well worth the trip off the beaten path away from the touristsy museums. Exhibitions show the old way of life in Brugge. There is a very nice outdoor cloister where you can sit and relax and enjoy...More

Thank Godwell C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really lovely museum. The space is so well used, the exhibits varied and fascinating and the staff so friendly. Plus, the coffee is excellent. The only thing that was a bit disconcerting was that as a couple in our 70s, so many...More

1  Thank lizrowley
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We decided with so many school trips around to get away, and to go to this Museum, which is off the main part about 20 minutes walk away. It was lovely, helpful staff with english translations, very much the local museum through the ages and...More

Thank LadyFranklyn
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place whilst exploring Brugge. It is around the corner from the Gazelle Museum. It is a glimpse into Brugge history. It is not the most captivating or innovative of museums but is interesting. Our son wasn't really engaged in the experience...More

Thank Traveller282012
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Interesting museum, displaying how life was in years gone by, broken up into various sections displaying how various activities were done. There is a little cafe (I didn't try it). and a nice green area, which was beautiful to sit is and enjoy the peace.

Thank PapermanDublin
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Take your time and enjoy a trip backward in time. Beautifully done, lots to see and learn. Lots of artifacts and good commentary on provided materials. Afterwords go to the authentic lace store just before to find some unique gifts to take home. A lovely...More

Thank escarpmentlady
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went here after reading reviews on trip adviser, lots of things to see, a short walk from main bruges, cost is 4 euros, took around an hour plus to walk around, tiny cafe which serve some drinks but very reasonable, worth a visit

Thank Churchmansgirl
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We stopped here at the last minute. It was a nice walk from the markt square and interesting to see the everyday life of Brugge. The museum is well organized and easy to follow. We traveled as a family, and I say that the kids...More

Thank Shannen2012
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This Museum is a bit off the main tourist area but is well worth a visit and very good value. Aristide the museum cat gives a very warm welcome. Exhibits are low key but really interesting. The film showing sweet making was good. It was...More

Thank jweed2
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