Groeninge MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Dijver 12, 8000 Brugge, Belgium, Bruges
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 32-50448711
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum, Family And Kids
Groeninge Museum - Review
Visit the Groeningemuseum and treat yourself to the galleries with their vast array of Flemish and Belgian masterpieces. The museum is home to a collection artwork that span over six centuries, one if it’s many highlights being ‘Flemish Primitive’ art, works by Renaissance and Baroque masters, art from the neo classical and realistic periods, landmarks of Belgian symbolism and modernism and numerous items of post-war modern art. Though not a very large complex, the art within these 11 rooms are as culturally significant as they are stunning.
The museum was constructed in 1929, in the lush and green district of Groeninge. The intention was to gather all the famous artwork in the city and house them in one place for all to experience. The museum also houses contemporary art with emphasis on the Bruges school of art just before the Romantic era. Some of the world famous artwork that can be found in the museum include the awe inspiring ‘Madonna with Canon van der Paele’ by Jan van Eyck, the ethereal ‘Death of the Virgin’ by Hugo van der Goes, ‘Portrait of Four Children’ by Nicholaes Maes and ‘Crucifixion’ by Jan Provost amongst many others.
This museum is a must see for fans of the old masters and art lovers from all over the world. It’s hard to believe some of these paintings are as old as 500 years as they’re still so stunningly vibrant. For those interested in religious artwork, this museum will prove to be a treat with its beautiful and strange depictions of religious figures and events in different styles. The museum is also a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and provides a quiet and reflective environment. The only thing lacking is that the artwork is not accompanied by description or added information, so it’s advised that visitors do a little homework before visiting the gallery in order to truly immerse themselves in the art and its historical significance. Truly a marriage of beauty and culture, the Groeningemuseum is a must see for visitors to the city of Bruges.
Groeninge Museum Information
- Tickets till 4:30 pm.
- Perfect for fans of religious art and fans of the old masters.
- No description so your homework or buy an English language guide book.
- Most Check out Van Dyke and Van Eyke’s stunning paintings.
- Bosch's Last Judgement.
- There's also a small Surrealist room featuring Magrittes 'L'attentat'.
- The entrance fee includes admission to the neighbouring Arentshuis, an 18th-century mansion that houses the work of the Belgian-British artist Frank Brangwyn.
- Bags cannot be taken in to the museum galleries but lockers and a managed cloakroom are available.
- Parking available.
Groeninge Museum Ticket Prices
- Including Arentshuis 8 Euros, Citizens 65+ 6 Euros, Children under 12 have free entry, Youngsters (under 26) 6 Euros.
How To reach Groeninge Museum by Public Transport
- Bus stands: Markt 32(0)50334444 and Stationsplein 32(0)50384660.
- Detailed bus, train and ferry schedules are on display at the Tourist Office.
Restaurants Near Groeninge Museum
- Den Gouden Harynck (Classic Belgian, Modern, Asian/ Lunch 39€; Menu: 55€; Carte: 155€/205€)
- Den Gouden Karpel (Seafood/Carte: 47€/86€ )
- De Mangerie
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Things to Know Before Visiting Groeninge Museum
17.96% of people who visit Bruges include Groeninge Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
73.24% of people start their Groeninge Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Groeninge Museum
54.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Groeninge Museum
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Groeninge Museum, Bruges Reviews
Totally loved the great art that goes back many ages. Especially touching is the spiritualism gallery. The paintings are diverse and never boring. Go discover this wonderful museum, because this is slow food for the soul.
A lovely museum showing Flemish paintings from the middle ages through to modern. Highlight for me is the Van Eyck work, the detail is unbelievable. Apparently a change in method moving from mixing oil paints with egg yolk, to mixing with linseed oil allowed the masters to paint more intricate scenes. You also get entry into a second museum of line drawings and prints by Brangwyn which we also found interesting.
Small but impressive. If you're on an "In Bruges" tour this is a must-see, but even if you're not I would still call it a must-see. The collection of Primitive Flemish paintings is quite stunning and is laid out in a very sleek, modern building surrounded by beautiful grounds. Its no frills interior really brings out the impact of these works of art. There are other collections as well, like early caricatures, so there's a little something for everyone.
The main static displays are of the Flemish Primitives - wonderful paintings, including a Hieronymous Bosch. But the best bit for me was an exhibition about early printing. The exhibits were of extraordinary quality, the information on the displays good, and an excellent audio guide. They used a clever technique to point at items of special interest using a metal arm above the books, whose shadow pointed to the item. The exhibition is based around one man's work, which creates a personal story beside the historic one. Do visit !!
Interesting exhibits of course but found the layout a little confusing. We really did struggle to find what we wanted to see. However it was very well worth taking the time. Particularly enjoyed the bosch! There is a beautiful elegant small but perfectly formed spiral staircase off the entrance area. Not open to the public but it looks lovely!