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Folklore Museum

Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Very interesting museum

This museum is worth the walk from the city center. It shows various aspects of the life in Bruges... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2014
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Make sure you visit on a Thursday

A quiet out of the way place, in beautifully restored almhouses. It does not cover every aspect of... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2014
London, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 17 September 2014

This museum is worth the walk from the city center. It shows various aspects of the life in Bruges and Belgium in the past, plus it has a very nice yard were you can rest a little, after walking around the exposition.

1  Thank hmiranda
Reviewed 10 September 2014

A quiet out of the way place, in beautifully restored almhouses. It does not cover every aspect of life in the past, but there are some interesting rooms and exhibits. What made it for us was a demonstration in a reconstruction of a sweetmaker's shop....More

1  Thank evadneasphodel
Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

This was probably our favourite museum in Bruges, full of lots of interesting and quirky exhibits. We especially liked the reconstructions of various tradesmen's workshops: we learned a lot about how people made shoes, clogs, barrels etc. It's very tempting to give a fifth star...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Interesting well set-out displays of life in yesteryear - lace making particularly interesting with up-to-date modern displays too.

1  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Really interesting visit to this hidden gem. Off the beaten track but really worth it. Look out for the museum black cat!

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We loved seeing all the crafts from the beginning. Especially the making of shoes, the old fashioned toys and the lace how young children and families all made the lace. The tailors shop and the dairy were very well done.

1  Thank 647maggiemay13
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We really enjoyed this little museum, based in a row of old alms houses. Lots of individual rooms showing different occupations / scenes from life in Belgium in the past. Don't miss out on the exhibition on the first floor of traditional lace and modern,...More

2  Thank Downtotheriver
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This museum was a little way off the beaten track, but it was worth the walk. Situated in almshouses there are different rooms showing crafts, shoe and clog making, coopers, lacemaking, a pub, typical sitting room, confectioners and much more. A lovely quiet museum with...More

2  Thank BeanBeanie
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Some interesting rooms (the school and cobblers) and some not so interesting rooms (tobacco room). Only €4 per person so worth a visit but not very interactive and only took about 45minutes to go round. There was a guide book you could borrow to tour...More

2  Thank GemmaL874
Reviewed 4 August 2014

A wonderful journey into the past of the city. I especially enjoyed the lace section which explained why it's so prevalent in this town.

1  Thank Dangerdoll
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