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Folklore Museum

Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Perfect.......................and a bit disconcerting!

This is a really lovely museum. The space is so well used, the exhibits varied and fascinating and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Arthog, United Kingdom
Lovely Museum-Away from The Madding Crowds

We decided with so many school trips around to get away, and to go to this Museum, which is off... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Balstraat 43, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 44 87 11
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank lizrowley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place whilst exploring Brugge. It is around the corner from the Gazelle Museum. It is a glimpse into Brugge history. It is not the most captivating or innovative of museums but is interesting. Our son wasn't really engaged in the experience...More

Thank Traveller282012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum, displaying how life was in years gone by, broken up into various sections displaying how various activities were done. There is a little cafe (I didn't try it). and a nice green area, which was beautiful to sit is and enjoy the peace.

Thank PapermanDublin
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Take your time and enjoy a trip backward in time. Beautifully done, lots to see and learn. Lots of artifacts and good commentary on provided materials. Afterwords go to the authentic lace store just before to find some unique gifts to take home. A lovely...More

Thank escarpmentlady
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went here after reading reviews on trip adviser, lots of things to see, a short walk from main bruges, cost is 4 euros, took around an hour plus to walk around, tiny cafe which serve some drinks but very reasonable, worth a visit

Thank Churchmansgirl
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We stopped here at the last minute. It was a nice walk from the markt square and interesting to see the everyday life of Brugge. The museum is well organized and easy to follow. We traveled as a family, and I say that the kids...More

Thank Shannen2012
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This Museum is a bit off the main tourist area but is well worth a visit and very good value. Aristide the museum cat gives a very warm welcome. Exhibits are low key but really interesting. The film showing sweet making was good. It was...More

Thank jweed2
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This was about the lives of average people in Bruges - things from how shoes are made to their toys and how apothecaries. Not 'folklore' in the sense of stories passed down generations or myth. But still an enjoyable experience

Thank Erin T
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I tend to prefer history museums over these more cultural museums. But I found this a very nice museum. The bulk of the museum consists of displays of old skills, such as a shoemaker's, barrel maker's, bakery, etc.. Then there is a room with a...More

1  Thank RHAHJ
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