Bruges Museums

Although the Flemish Primitives are undoubtedly Bruges’ showpiece attraction, museum devotees in search of much more will not be disappointed. Indeed, the choice is truly magnificent. From contemporary plastic art by way of Michelangelo’s world-famous Madonna and Child to a sumptuous Burgundian palace. It’s all there for you to discover!

Historium Bruges

Experience the magic of the Middle Ages. Travel back in time to the golden age of Bruges. Historium is an all-encompassing attraction where sets, film, music and special effects merge into a 35 minutes magical experience. Throughout the 7 thematic rooms, your senses will be stimulated. Let yourself be carried away by an exciting love story. What was it like to live during the Middle Ages? In Bruges around the fifteenth century? These were the golden ages. The city was big and powerful. The centre of the world, pivoting around the busy harbour. With Jan Van Eyck who was already the most famous painter in Europe. Historium brings you all the way back to Bruges in 1435. You can experience these golden ages as if you were there. It's more than just seeing and hearing. You'll step into the past where you will smell, feel and taste the past. A sensory and exciting experience with the theme of a compelling love story. Start your visit to Bruges here. Historium is your rendezvous with history. More →

Brugse Vrije (Liberty of Bruges)

From this mansion, erected between 1722 and 1727, Bruges’ rural surroundings were governed. The building functioned as a court of justice between 1795 and 1984. Today the city archives are stored here. They safeguard Bruges’ written memory. The premises also boast an old assize court and a renaissance hall with a monumental 16th-century timber, marble and alabaster mantelpiece. More →

Sint-Janshuismolen (Sint-Janshuis Mill)

Windmills have graced Bruges’ ramparts ever since the construction of the outer city wall at the end of the 13th century. Today four specimen are left on Kruisvest.

Sint-Janshuis Mill (1770) is still in its original spot and still grinding grain just like its neighbour Koelewei Mill.


Monday closed
Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Thursday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Saturday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Sunday 9:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00

May-August: Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m., last tickets 12.00 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. (Open on Whit Monday)
September: Saturday and Sunday, 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m., last tickets 12.00 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.


29/5 (afternoon)


Kruisvest , 8000 Brugge
+32 50 44 87 43


€ 3.00
65+: € 2.00
children under 12: free
youngsters under 26: € 2.00

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