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Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges

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Get a sense of medieval medical practices at Sint-Janshospitaal, a hospice and hospital dating back to the Middle Ages. The displays combine antique medical equipment with 15th-century artwork. Learn about the early medical experiments and procedures that helped doctors understand more about the human body. Along with the medical instruments is a collection of Hans Memling's religious artwork dating back to the 1400s, and hospital documents that reveal the nature of the ailments treated there. Save your ticket and use it to enter the apothecary next door, which features a recreation of a medieval medicine vendor with healing herbs and potions arranged along the walls, just as they would have been centuries ago. Plan to visit Sint-Janshospitaal and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bruges attractions using our Bruges family vacation planner.
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  • The average review is personal, neither my partner or I thought this was particularly wonderful. There were a few historically significant items. The most interesting part was the historical photos of...  more »
  • Obligatory stop for this museum within the museum pass. The Museum is in a former Hospital, beautiful building and the Museum happens to make us travel in that time
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  • Located in the former premises of the hospices, it has a very nice architecture. Care of that time are well described. Important paintings of the old Flemish masters leave mouth gaping.
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  • Very interesting museum with reasonable entrance fee
  • Excellent exhibition on witches! Well done the designer of the exhibit! Loved the candle light!
  • A nice collection of art work, but stealing the show are the medical instruments and the apothecary.
  • Really amazing building, didn't go inside to see any exhibits but the exterior was amazing.
  • Tof.