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Museum Voor Volkskunde, Bruges

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Housed inside a row of 17th-century single-room houses, Museum Voor Volkskunde 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. By using our Bruges trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Museum Voor Volkskunde and other attractions in Bruges.
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  • Interesting to see how it all was used. The grandchildren watched their eyes out. Afterwards they could also still play old games.
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  • This was about the lives of average people in Bruges - things from how shoes are made to their toys and how apothecaries. Not 'folklore' in the sense of stories passed down generations or myth. But st...  more »
  • I tend to prefer history museums over these more cultural museums. But I found this a very nice museum. The bulk of the museum consists of displays of old skills, such as a shoemaker's, barrel maker's...  more »
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  • A charming museum. It's a row of small houses converted into small rooms displaying professions and aspects of life in 19th/20th century Bruges. There's a garden, a resident black cat and a small cafe. It's worth a visit, also to wander around the surrounding area, which is picturesque and away from the tourist crowds in the city centre.
  • Arriving in Bruges, travelers want to plunge into the authentic atmosphere of this city. And it can be found in places with history and often a little outside of the normal route. One such place, Volkskundemuseum Museum Cafe "Zwarte Kat", recreated the Interior of the Café of the beginning of the 20th century, which was going and going to the society of lovers of literature
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