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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie

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Address: Potterierei 79, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 44 87 11
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The current museum is housed in the old infirmary and displays the eclectic...

The current museum is housed in the old infirmary and displays the eclectic collection accumulated by nuns down the centuries. The oldest pieces date back to the 14th century. Many miracles have been attributed to the white limestone statue of Our Lady of the Potterie in the baroque church. These are detailed in stained-glass windows, wall tapestries, and a miracle book. The 13th century statue is one of Bruges' oldest preserved statues.

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13th century hospital

This museum consists of a chapel/church with a small treasury and museum proper. The church has some nice paintings and a glass coffin for St. Idesbald (though I believe the bones... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum consists of a chapel/church with a small treasury and museum proper. The church has some nice paintings and a glass coffin for St. Idesbald (though I believe the bones were recently shown to be somebody else's).

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A well maintained beautiful church/hospital complex containing some superb artworks, tapestries stained glass windows and amazing silver. If you go nowhere else a visit here is a must.

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Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you want to see one of the cities most interesing churches then a visit here is a must. It is a little walk out of the very centre but through a beautiful part of Brugge. Make sure to check the opening times when reading about it in your guide. There was hospital here so there is a small museum... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely small museum at the site of an old hospital (dating back to the 12century) caring for sick and elderly. There are various rooms showing off different historical artefacts linked to the hospital. There is wonderful church attached with a history of its very own...including many miracles!

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Always felt a connection with this church, being from 'the potteries' I think its the name which drew me in. Very nice and peaceful and lovely to walk around.

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We talked with the gentleman working here and he told us that even on the busiest days, this is not crowded. Come on people! If you walk up the canal from the Burg Square, at a slow pace, this might take 15 minutes (and it’s a great walk too). Once inside, you can really appreciate this 13th century building and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Slightly off the beaten track but definitely worth a visit. Stunning church with an amazing history and beautiful art works. Church is free but it's well worth paying for the museum too, it's also combined in the museum pass which is well worth €20 if you're there for a few days

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

A Great place to visit and highly recommend. We loved the architecture and the history. The place can be found on the walking tour and so look out for it.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

this is the most awe inspiring church in bruges for size small but truly amazing the decoration of the inside the gold and silver decorations and historical artifacts are amazing and the paintings are beautiful the other churches are good but this church is real used and is one you should definitely see when you go to bruges. A little... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

We were undecided as to whether we wanted to visit this church in a quiet neighborhood away from the center but we were really pleasantly surprised. The exhibits are interesting and there is quite a large and varied collection of works. Make sure you admire the stained glass windows. The wooden relief of Mary breastfeeding baby Jesus was really a... More 

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