The hospital's ancient apothecary is closed between 11.45 and 2pm, so time you visit so that after you have seen the Memling works the apothecary will be open.
The quality and variation of flower arrangements, and the plentiful supply of Flower arranging related items at reasonable prices.
This was a very interesting combination of a Memling museum with a nice collection of his art inside of a historical hospital with some very interesting artifacts. The hospital provided care for travelers and the poor. When the plague infected the people of Bruges, this hospital was the center of care. The Memling pieces were at the end of the... More
This museum has a wonderful wooden roof and well displayed artifacts.The Hans Memling altarpiece is the highlight and it glows in a room of its own.No one else was there when we went in and this is such a contrast to the Van Eyck in Ghent where we had to view with a crowd. The Groeninge Museum was still closed... More
There were some interesting artefacts. However it took some imagination to understand it's history. The pharmacy was very interesting.We could have done with a few more English translations (but that is our fault!
No broad information about the hospital and its many centuries of history. Only some information boards are in English. Advise people to go through the arch to the right of the main entrance to see all of the hospital grounds. Great building - again no inormation.
A hospital museum?? This is a very special and evocative museum, which gives a real sense, in its soft light, of its service to the poor. The magnificent Memling painting of the active hospital floor is amazing (see photo). The St. Ursula Shrine and the Memling painting are well worth the visit. And what woman would not be horrified by... More
The Hospital is interesting and there are some great Memling paintings in the main museum. Amazing quality of the pictures from middle ages - seem better than some of the later pictures. Also don't miss the Picasso exhibition - much more interesting and diverse than we expected - not just Picasso drawings, but other stuff too.
We found this a very interesting place to visit not only for the art. The displays related to the hospital were facinating and we also enjoyed the apothocary. The Memling works are certainly worth the visit.
I was hoping to see three works by Memling at the Sint-Janshospitaal: his St. Ursula Shrine covered with the narrative of that saint's ministry and martyrdom, his magnificent St. John Hospital Altarpiece and the stunning Maarten van Nieuwehove diptych in which the young man appears to be praying to the Virgin herself. Everything else was gravy. And there was a... More
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