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Gruuthusemuseum

This year, one of Bruges’ finest monuments reopens its doors following major renovation. The city palace of the lords of Gruuthuse introduces you to many stories from the city’s fascinating past. This rich history is explored through a fine collection of tapestries, paintings, archive documents, lace and silverware.

Museum

State archivist Felix d’Hoop set up the Société Archéologique (Archaeological Society) in 1865. The society collected art and archaeological objects that illustrated the rich past of Flanders and Bruges. In 1876 the City of Bruges acquired the Gruuthuse palace to store the society’s collection, following a thorough renovation by city architect Louis Delancanserie.

History

Lodewijk van Gruuthuse (1427-1492) was by far the most famous inhabitant of the Gruuthuse palace. He was a well respected man, a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece and a confidant of the Dukes of Burgundy. At the start of the 15th century the Gruuthuse family built their former storehouse into a luxurious mansion. Lodewijk later added a south wing with a chapel, through which a connection arose with the Church of Our Lady. The Spanish king Philip IV bought the building in 1596 and donated it to the Mount of Piety as a charitable pawnshop.

Collection

The Gruuthuse collection includes lace, goldware, furniture, ceramics, and objects for everyday use.

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Time information

from 01-01-2019 to 24-05-2019
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
sluitingsperiode(s)

01/01/2019 - 24/05/2019

additional opening dates
  • 24 May 2019 ( 20:00 - 22:00 h )
  • 30 May 2019 ( 09:30 - 13:00 h )
additional closing dates
  • 25 December 2019
Last admission is 30 min. before closing time.

Groups

from 01-01-2019 to 24-05-2019
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
sluitingsperiode(s)

01/01/2019 - 24/05/2019

additional opening dates
  • 24 May 2019 ( 20:00 - 22:00 h )
  • 30 May 2019 ( 09:30 - 13:00 h )
additional closing dates
  • 25 December 2019
Last admission is 30 min. before closing time.

Schools

from 01-01-2019 to 24-05-2019
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
sluitingsperiode(s)

01/01/2019 - 24/05/2019

additional opening dates
  • 24 May 2019 ( 20:00 - 22:00 h )
  • 30 May 2019 ( 09:30 - 13:00 h )
additional closing dates
  • 25 December 2019
Last admission is 30 min. before closing time.

Price information

Individuals

Adults € 12,00
seniors 65+ € 10,00
youth up to 25 years € 10,00
youth up to 17 years € 0,00
Friends of Musea Brugge € 0,00
Musea Brugge Card € 0,00
Combiticket Gruuthuse/Church of Our Lady (available from spring 2019 in the reception pavilion of the Gruuthuse Museum): € 14.00.

Locatie

Dijver 17C , Brugge
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Location

Accessibility
  • Establishment partly accessible Establishment partly accessible