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Archeological Museum

Mariastraat 36a, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 43
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Honestly, a little odd!

Very strange place to visit, it feels a little disjointed and i'm not sure most of it was entirely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
waste of space, time, money

as $subject says. I don't waste much of your/my time to read a review. AVOID this museum... (100... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
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  • Excellent3%
  • Very good5%
  • Average21%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible48%
10 Oct 2017
“Just for kids”
10 Sep 2017
“Sad Little Museum”
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Mariastraat 36a, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 43
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very strange place to visit, it feels a little disjointed and i'm not sure most of it was entirely archaeological focused. Interesting but not sure i'd go back and certainly wouldn't pay for it, fortunately it was covered by our museum pass, so if you...More

Thank pixie_danielle
Reviewed 20 November 2017

as $subject says. I don't waste much of your/my time to read a review. AVOID this museum... (100 char).

Thank jmplans
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Possibly young children who read Flemish would find it interesting. Someone tried to make it fun but not only did they fail, they created claustrophobic passages with uneven steps in the dark that trip you up at every turn. Not worth it even as part...More

Thank mashie44
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Not very good and only worth doing as part of the museum pass. Very odd and claustrophobic layout with very few exhibits. Seems to be entirely aimed at kids.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely historic building ruined with bizarre contrived scaffolding to guide visitors through a few exhibits. Designed to engage children. Rather dis engaging for adults. Not worth the entrance fee.

Thank georginams2016
Reviewed 10 September 2017

To refer to this as a museum of archaeology. It's an almost pointless exhibit aimed mostly at children. Save your euros for an ice cream or a beer and save yourself the frustration.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Just had to leave a review after having visited the museum. It gets one star only because I couldn't leave less. You walk around the museum wondering which first grader made the set up. It has no descriptions, no real artifacts, no structure, no information,...More

Thank dwalingen
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The 3€ entry fee seemed reasonable but after going through the first 2 rooms you realise that you've made a mistake. It is terribly put together, pieces are missing and lacking descriptions/dates/historical periods. There were many rooms to look round but a lot of the...More

Thank spoon516
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This was one of the first things we came across after the Minnewater Lake walking north and it sounded interesting so we thought we'd go in. Entry is 4 Euros. It was relatively small and quick to walk through. It was interesting but it wasn't...More

Thank Viless
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We visited on our museum pass. Probably more of a place for younger children and school groups to be fair with lots to do and see. Not accessible with loads of steps and trip hazards beware. Not one for the bucket list i'm afraid

Thank Andrew F
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