Folklore Museum, Bruges

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Housed inside a row of 17th-century single-room houses, Folklore Museum showcases everyday life in 19th- and 20th-century Bruges. Inside the houses you walk through a classroom, pharmacy, millinery, grocery, and bedroom. Each space is decorated with pieces collected from all over the city in an attempt to recreate authentic environments. In good weather, you can play traditional folk games on one of the terraces and in the internal garden. Every room is full of artifacts, such as hand-carved pipes and tobacco paraphernalia, so take your time investigating. Another highlight is the lace exhibit in the attic. Purchase tickets upon arrival and begin your self-guided tour. If the attraction is crowded, you may have to shuffle through with a group along designated pathways through the museum's interior, but you can use any delay as an opportunity to photograph favorite displays. PutFolklore Museum into our Bruges trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very nice visit for young and old! The museum is located in renovated workers’ houses where you will discover more about daily life in Bruges during the 19th and early 20th centuries. There is a...  more »
  • A lovely stroll into the past, worth popping in if you're nearby. there is a pretty herb garden and a nice bar too!  more »
  • 20 rooms that showcase what life was like in Belgium/Brugge in the early 20 century, but the rooms are out of order from the English translation guide book  more »

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