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Historium Brugge, Bruges

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Immerse yourself in history at Historium Brugge, an experiential museum. An audio guide with a wide selection of languages brings you through the themed areas. The rooms represent different places in the city during different periods in time, from the Middle Ages to the city's golden age. Costumed interpreters, recreated shops, and domestic rooms all introduce you to the city's past. Learn how canals and quays fueled the development of the town, and how the economy generated from the waterways helped craftsmen and artists thrive. Visit a reconstructed old port and the painter Van Eyck in his studio. Some exhibits encourage visitors to interact with the story, while others ask you to enjoy the experience. A beer garden at the end of the tour is a great way to round out your visit. Using our custom trip planner, Bruges attractions like Historium Brugge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You are given a headset and directed from room to room with a total of 7 rooms. In each room you are shown a short video which is badly made and acted. All the special effects were broken. Narrative u...  more »
  • Although we did not took the details tour of museum but preferred to do a Virtual tour which was amazing and great experience....its must do activity.  more »
  • This 100% would be awesome is I were 29 years younger and hadn't gone there hoping to see artefacts from Brugge history. I want to add that the VR experience was awesome, I went with a friend and we b...  more »
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  • Felt like a tourist trap. You think it's going to be an excellent video tour of the history of Bruges, but instead it is an excellent video series of a love story between two people and two parrots. This was a huge letdown. The exhibition at the end is decent, but wish more of that info had been in the videos.. the view at the top is phenomenal and the drink hall at the end looked like fun!
  • I went on a weekday in September. I was the only one doing the tour. Something about doing this completely alone added to the experience. It's a made believe story but is based on historical facts and if you are not too picky it does feel at times as if you have gone back in time.
  • Well worth a visit. The virtual reality tour is very good. The view of the square from the balcony is lovly
  • Enjoyed the interactive and multimedia feel of this museum where history is shown using fictional characters. The setting and backdrop were nicely done to recreate the feel, and make you feel as if you were part of history back then. Wish we could stay longer (we had to rush as we were catching the train back to Amsterdam!). Definitely recommended.
  • They present story of golden age of Bruge through a life of a young man, with some very interesting effects in each room