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Folklore Museum

Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Don't miss this little gem!

Lovely little place stepping back in time with super exhibits, a beautiful garden to sit in with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Quaint Slice of Local History

While not a huge place or an amazing collection, this is a nicely laid out little museum, giving... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul B
United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little place stepping back in time with super exhibits, a beautiful garden to sit in with a beer and games to play too - what's not to like!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not a huge place or an amazing collection, this is a nicely laid out little museum, giving you a view of life in the area through the years. And to top it off, there is a great little cafe attached to the museum that...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a town awash with tourist-targeted museums with underwhelming exhibits all at inflated entry fees, this one stands head and shoulders above the rest. It tells the story of Bruges through the ages in more than 20 fascinatingly-laid out rooms in a series of 17th...More

Thank MeadTL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a little walk from the centre, but worth it. It was very interesting and not that expensive. You can also get a drink here as they have a little pub.

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have visited Bruges about 9 times and only recently discovered this museum. It is located away from the main squares and attractions and is maybe a 20 minute walk out through the more residential streets of Bruges. The museum is very reasonably priced -...More

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Get the museum card which covers this and many other attractions. I thought this was the best museum in Brugge. It told the story of the ordinary people living there. Very close to the windmills so can make a joined trip. Definitely recommended.

Thank DavidWray96
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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 28 June 2017 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 21 June 2017

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

2  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
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Thank You most helpful & kind.