Historium BruggeCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Markt 1, 8000 Brugge, Bruges, Belgium
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-50270311
- Ticket Price: 11 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Children Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Historium Brugge - Review
Get ready to experience a multi sensory trip at the Historium Bruges. A combination of sights sounds and smells enhance the story of a young man, whose life is actually a history lesson in a clever disguise! The entire experience lasts for 35 minutes after which you can have a stroll in the outdoor terrace. This attraction is perfect for children as its interactive, engaging and educational. What better way to retell history than through a real life story?
The experience is much more than just written information and boring signs. It tells the story of a young man and his adventures, set in 1435. Expect a riot of colours and imagery accompanied by sound effects and the works. The experiences make you feel like a part of the story. There’s smoke and darkness as you go from room to room, with headphones in your ears and giant screens recounting the story of the young lad in a blossoming Bruges. As you go to every new room, a new scent will greet your nostrils and a new chapter begins. There are seven themed rooms, each with their own set, music and special effects. All of these add to the feeling of being in a 15th century Bruges, when the city was big and powerful and home to Europe’s most famous artist of the time, Jan Van Eyck. The tour is available in many languages so there’s no need to worry about understanding the spoken bits.
Browse the Historium’s gift shop for some keepsakes, gifts and exquisite artisan chocolates. The view from the terrace at the end of the tour is beautiful. You can treat yourself to some delicious Belgian beer at the Duvelorium while gazing at the horse drawn carriages and Belfry of Bruges. The historium is a perfect place for families with young children, as it’s informative as well as fun! Older visitors will have a good time chilling out on the terrace, beverage in hand and it’s over all an interesting experience, unique to Bruges. This attraction maybe a little pricey for some but worth it’s worth the money if you buy a City Bruges card.
Historium Brugge Information
- Last ticket at 5:30 pm.
- Do try the beer!
- Put aside an hour and a half for the entire experience, plus the gift shop.
- Best if you go with kids.
- There’s a combi-ticket for the Historium & Beer tasting at Duvelorium (Grand Beer Cafe).
- Definitely advisable to buy a CityBruges card.
- Might be a little boring for single adults.
- Parking is available.
Historium Brugge Ticket Prices
- 11 Euros (including audio-guide).
- Children (under 15) 5.50 Euros, Family pass (2 adults+max 3 children) 30 Euros.
How To reach Historium Brugge 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 Historium Brugge
- Au Petit Grand (Grill, French, Belgian/ 30 Eur per head)
- Breydel De Coninc (Seafood/ €21-40)
- Cambrinus (Belgian,Beer)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Historium Brugge
89.1% of people who visit Bruges include Historium Brugge in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
53.51% of people start their Historium Brugge visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Historium Brugge
93.63% of people prefer walking in order to reach Historium Brugge
Historium Brugge Trips
Historium Brugge, Bruges Reviews
Expertly done! Rather than a ton of artifacts and some plaques to read, they tell a well-produced story of a day in the life of the city, 500 years ago. Production value much higher than you'd expect, too with snow machines and very good CGI effects to see the city. Worth every euro!
Wow, this is the best museum I've ever visited. They have made an interactive movie about the history of Bruges with a very authentic sound effects, which is presented in different rooms. This creates a unique atmosphere. Besides, there's a virtual reality room, where you can watch a journey through the medieval Bruges. This is an interesting experience, although I think it isn't really worth the additional 6 euros (adult price without discounts). Still, the main museum showplace is a must see.
Good experience. It's interactive and I recommend it but it's a short exhibition. We opted for the VR experience, it was short, the headsets did not fit well, the image was blurry and the headset cut out if you turned left. The bar had good views of the square and a good selection of beers available.
Great experience through the history of Bruges with a sweet love story. it's a guided tour inside one of those old buildings of the main market. You go through carefully crafted rooms following a story. The rooms take you back to medieval Bruges with items (probably) from that time. In each room you smell, see and hear something particular. I loved the experience. Kudos to the people who created it. I strongly recommend a beer or coffee in the brewery of this place on the first floor. A room that dates back to 14th century with a nice view to the main market!
Great!! Go early! Usually they close at five so if your want to have a full experience, be there before 4 pm. If you can't, there is also the Virtual Reality tour. Is short. But surely worth it :)