Most children dream of working at chocolate factories from the minute they discover chocolate. At first it starts out as pure glee at the thought of having unlimited access to chocolate and then it grows into a desire to know how something this wonderful comes to be. Choco-Story, the chocolate museum, satiates the adults and the children who have this question. Housed in a building that dates back to the 15th century the museum displays the history of chocolate, from the Mayan civilisation's cacao drink to modern day chocolates. At the end of the tour the visitors are shown how chocolate is made and are given free samples. For those who don't know, Belgian chocolates are amongst the finest in the world. Perfect for the chocolate lover in you!
- Last ticket sold at 4:15 pm.
- Definitely buy some of their chocolate, or at least taste the batch they make for you.
- If you have kids you'll have a lovely time here!
- Part of the historic centre of Bruges, and only a short walk from the Markt, so you can plan your trip keeping that in mind.
- The chocolates available here are some of the best, but you can find other brands and chocolates at more reasonable prices outside.
- A museum of chocolate that shows how they are made housed in a medieval building.
- Biekorf parking Naaldenstraat 10 or on Sint-Jansplein street.
- Adults : 7 Euros, Seniors (65 and above) and students : 6 Euros
- Children (6 to 11) : 4 Euros , Children under the age of 6 have free entry.
- Walking/cycling distance from the bus stop at the edge of the historic centre.
- Restaurante Curiosa (French, moderately expensive, casual)
- Bierbrasserie Cambrinus (bar/Belgian, moderately expensive, casual)
- Baobab (International, highly expensive, casual)
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81.32% of people who visit Bruges include Choco-story Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
45.59% of people start their Choco-story Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Choco-story Museum
80.71% of people prefer walking in order to reach Choco-story Museum
What a fantastic little museum! Very informative & displays are very realistic. Really interesting chocolate making demonstration.!Chocolate samples are so yummy! Staff were so nice here! Very affordable entrance fee. Gift shop was absolutely excellent!! If you like chocolate...go here! Loved the hour I spent here! 🍫 🇧🇪 💛🖤❤️
Very informative and fun and there was a brilliant chocolate making demo... There was a weird overly informed chocolate poo mascot which told us chocolate facts around and about the museum which might be found disturbing or helpful depending on you.. 🙂
Very informative and a lovely museum overall. A very nice collection of old boxes, wrappings, poster ads, molds and other memorabilia. Nicely layed out and not too large so we spent a lovely couple of hours here. At the entrance you get a nice small chocolate bar with your ticket and there are chocolate buttons you can eat throughout the museum's exhibits so it feels very interactive (eat the stuff you're reading about!). At the end of the tour a very friendly and fun chef demonstrates how traditional Belgian pralines are made and you get to taste the outcome. It's a must see for chocolate lovers.
Spent a lovely couple of hours here. The story of chocolate is well laid out across three floors. There is plenty of activities for children too. You finish in the demonstration area and the chef gives you a hands on demo of making pralines. You get to taste them too for a small donation. Thoroughly recommend when you are in Brugge.
Fantastic museum, really informative. The history of chocolate doesn't just describe the modern sweet, it goes all the way back to the Mayans and the Aztecs. There's displays of tools, cups, moulds, recipes, and advertisements from more recent history, details on the cocoa plant, and little stands at various points where patrons can try very dark chocolate. The end of the exhition has some very skillful chocolate sculptures and a live demonstration where someone makes chocolate pralines, which the audience can try. Go for a later showing and there is plenty to munch on.