Museum locations Musea Brugge

One strength of the Bruges museum collection is its rich diversity. This range of world-class art and heritage is distributed across different monumental locations. Discover the collections and presentations at the thirteen locations and don't forget to visit the Museum shop.

  • Groeningemuseum (Groeninge Museum)
    today: 09:30 - 17:00
    The Groeninge Museum provides a varied overview of the history of Belgian visual art, with the top-class paintings by the world-renowned Flemish primitives as a highlight.
  • Sint-Janshospitaal (St John’s Hospital)
    today: closed
    Saint John’s Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Europe, dating back to the mid 12th century.
  • O.L.V.-kerk Museum (Museum of the Church of Our Lady)
    today: 09:30 - 17:00
    The 115.5 metre-high brick church tower, the second tallest of the world, illustrates the craftsmanship of the Bruges builders.
  • Belfort (Belfry)
    today: 09:00 - 20:00
    The most striking tower in Bruges dates back to the 13th century, is 83 metres high and is protected as a world heritage site.
  • Brugse Vrije (Liberty of Bruges)
    today: closed
    From this mansion, the Liberty of Bruges (the countryside in a wide area around the city) was once governed.
  • Gezellehuis (House Gezelle)
    This literary and biographical museum about the life of Guido Gezelle (1830-1899), one of Flanders’ most famous poets, was established in the house where he was born, situated in a peaceful working-class district of the city.
  • Gruuthusemuseum (Gruuthuse Museum)
    today: 09:30 - 17:00
    In the museum you can journey through three crucial periods in the history of Bruges.
  • O.L.V. ter Potterie (Museum of Our Lady of the Pottery)
    today: 09:30 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 17:00
    This hospital was first mentioned in records dating back to the 13th century, when the nuns cared for pilgrims, travellers and the sick here. Nowadays, the historic infirmary and convent are home to numerous works of art, religious artefacts and medical instruments from many centuries of care. The adjacent church, with its Baroque interior, is also worth a visit.
  • Sint-Janshuismolen (Sint-Janshuis Mill)
    today: 09:30 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 17:00
    Windmills have graced Bruges’ ramparts ever since the construction of the outer city wall at the end of the 13th century. They had a key economic function until well into the 19th century.
  • Stadhuis (City Hall)
    today: 09:30 - 17:00
    The monumental City Hall (1376-1421) is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. It is from here that the city has been governed for more than 600 years.
  • Volkskundemuseum (Folk Museum)
    today: 09:30 - 17:00
    In these renovated workers’ houses you will discover more about daily life in Bruges during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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