Adornesdomein (Adornes estate)

The Adornes family, who came from Genoa in Italy, built the estate during the 15th century. They built the Jerusalem Chapel, a number of alms houses and a mansion. The family chapel was consecrated in 1429 and was inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. A visit to the Adornes Estate – which is still owned by the family – is a great opportunity to get to know this prominent 15th century Bruges merchant family, in particular Anselm Adornes, who was the most famous descendant of the family. Trade, diplomacy and devotion were central themes of his life. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the elegant, homely atmosphere of the Scottish Lounge.

For the first time ever, after almost 600 years, the monumental tomb of Anselm Adornes and Margaretha van der Banck will be removed from the Jerusalem Chapel. The impressive tomb is in a poor state of repair and requires urgent restoration. Work to dismantle the monument begins in March 2021. In April, the tomb will be transferred to a climate-controlled chamber in Antwerp, where the first step will be to remove the remains of previous restoration. In a following step, new techniques will be applied to restore the entire tomb. In September 2022 (subject to confirmation), the tomb will be reinstalled and on show in the Jerusalem Chapel. 

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Time information

from 01-04-2021 to 30-09-2021
Monday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Friday 10:00 - 17:00 h
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 h
Sunday closed
additional closing dates
  • 1 January 2021
  • 5 April 2021
  • 1 May 2021
  • 13 May 2021
  • 24 May 2021
  • 21 July 2021
  • 15 August 2021
  • 1 November 2021
  • 11 November 2021
  • 25 December 2021
Make sure you check the website or Facebook page of Adornesdomein before your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Price information


Adults € 8,00
seniors 65+ € 6,00
Youth up to 25 years € 4,00
Children up to 6 years € 0,00
Family discount: free entrance from the third child onwards. Bruges residents of all ages are entitled to a €2 discount on a standard ticket.
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Peperstraat 3A , Brugge


  • Establishment fully accessible Establishment fully accessible
  • Toilets accessible Toilets accessible
  • Bar Bar
  • Wireless internet access Wireless internet access
  • Garden Garden
  • Accessible for prams Accessible for prams
  • Change nappies Change nappies
  • Breastfeeding Breastfeeding

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