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Historium Brugge

Markt 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 27 03 11
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Bruges Historium Virtual Reality Experience with Optional Historium Ticket
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Start your visit to Bruges in the Historium: a wonderful historical-experience attraction that takes you back in time to the Golden Age of Bruges. Cinematic sets, with music and special effects, propel you into a love story, based on Jan Van Eyck’s painting ‘Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele'. For anyone who wants a taste of virtual reality: the VR Experience takes you on a virtual tour of medieval Bruges. You travel back in time and get to explore the historical city interactively. The Historium is housed in a historical building on the market square, where the Waterhalle once stood. The Waterhalle was the central shipping entrepot of the thriving mercantile centre Bruges. Bruges was renowned for its luxury textiles and clothing. But the art of Bruges was also highly prized: precious metals, manuscripts, miniatures and of course, the painted panels of Flemish Primitives, such as Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck. In the attraction and the VR Experience, the Waterhalle is superbly reconstructed. You can follow the story in your own language on an audio guide (10 languages). After your visit, you can enjoy a nice Belgian beer or other refreshments in the Duvelorium Grand Beer Cafe... with a panoramic view on the market square. Historium Brugge is open daily from 10h00 a.m. – 6h00 p.m. (tickets until 5h00 p.m.). Accessible for all ages – Family Trail included. Audio guides in 10 different languages.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Markt 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a bit to unsure when they said how much the entrance was but we decided to go with the full ticket which included the VR and we were plesently surprised. The story element was a little odd but the rooms and atmosphere was good...More

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Christophe-Roose, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, we are glad you liked your visit! We do offer a standard price that is well in accordance with the offers that are included in the package. Best regards, Sien Van Nieuwkerke Duty Manager Historium

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is the opposite of a traditional museum with single historical artefacts behind glass. You go from one room to the next and have an audio guide to listen to. In each room they have built tableaus with some replicas and with a screen...More

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Christophe-Roose, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Hans-Olof H, thank you for your warm recommendation! Best regards, Sien Van Nieuwkerke Duty Manager Historium

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic museum in all respects. Fully interactive displays. The main feature is a day in the life of old Bruges through the eyes of a student of Van Eyck -a love story. Visitors walk through a series of rooms which each tell...More

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Christophe-Roose, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Sue, thank you for your warm recommendation! We are glad you enjoyed your visit so much! Best regards, Sien Van Nieuwkerke Duty Manager Historium

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An engrossing tour through the history of Bruges, as told from the view of an artist's apprentice. The virtual reality tour is excellent.

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Christophe-Roose, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear NickHurst, thank you for your lovely recommendation! Best regards, Sien Van Nieuwkerke Duty Manager Historium

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited first thing in the morning. It was worth the 10EU to get a bit if history of brugge. Go early as the tour groups begin arriving around 10 am

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Christophe-Roose, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear 17dirkv, we are glad you liked your visit! It is not specifically necessary to come early, though. Every 3 minutes a new tour begins, between 10 am and 17 pm Best regards, Sien Van Nieuwkerke Duty Manager Historium

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best experience in a museum! The tour makes you feel like you are living a day in the medieval times in Brugge through the eyes of a young lad and of course his love story. The effects and the audio guide were perfectly synchronized...More

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Christophe-Roose, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear John, thank you so much for your wonderfull recommendation! Best regards Sien Van Nieuwkerke Duty Manager Historium

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the snapshot of history offered. The CGI was, overall, very good ... but the green parrot looked like it escaped from “Over the Hedge.” The audio commentary was very well done and the staff was excellent. But, having said all that, we all...More

Thank Carter G
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Christophe-Roose, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Carter G thank you for your comment! Sorry to read you think the price was a bit too much, but we do keep it in accordance with everything we offer here. Did you take your time to fully go through our historical exhibition? Our...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although a little expensive, we really enjoyed our visit to the Historium. It was a very different experience, the interactive story/tour was very well done and very clever. We paid extra to have a drink in the bar and the VR experience, they were both...More

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LaurentCool1435, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Wendy, Thank you very much for your reaction on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time with us and enjoyed every aspect of The Historium. Kind Regards Laurent Cool Duty & Duvelorium Manager Historium

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the meuseum, the golden age of Bruges (1400 century) is represented through the love story of two of its inhabitants. The atmosphere is set accordingly. The meuseum can give a lot new information to its visitors. Enjoy the view of nice buildings and busy...More

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LaurentCool1435, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Yusra, Thank you very much for your reaction on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time with us and enjoyed every aspect of The Historium. Kind Regards Laurent Cool Duty & Duvelorium Manager Historium

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe we didn't pay enough attention, but we thought this was an interactive museum about the history of Brugge. However, you pay 14-20€ to watch an interactive video through different rooms that tells you a story. Then, after the interactive part you can listen to...More

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LaurentCool1435, Manager at Historium Brugge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cristina, Thank you very much for your comment on TripAdvisor. As we try to make The Historium better every day we will take your reaction in consideration. We hope you had a lovely stay in our beautiful city. Kind Regards Laurent Cool Duty &...More

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Cosmicgill
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Response from Dean D | Reviewed this property |
Its 50 minutes long and then you can take aslong as you like looking at the exhibit afterwards
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Already answered but yes.
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