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.
- 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.
- 11 Euros (including audio-guide).
- Children (under 15) 5.50 Euros, Family pass (2 adults+max 3 children) 30 Euros.
- Bus stands: Markt 32(0)50334444 and Stationsplein 32(0)50384660.
- Detailed bus, train and ferry schedules are on display at the Tourist Office.
- Au Petit Grand (Grill, French, Belgian/ 30 Eur per head)
- Breydel De Coninc (Seafood/ €21-40)
- Cambrinus (Belgian,Beer)
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88.94% 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
Fantastic trip back through time to the golden age of Bruges. And interactive audio tour with a story linking medieval Bruges and the artist Jan can Eyck and the people who worked with him. Great themed rooms with well acted film that captured the past extremely well. Well worth the price, we also got a combination tickets for the dark city walk which again was excellent with a thoroughly knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Would definitely recommend, great fun for all ages.
The best part of the trip we felt was the free walking tour. There are guides with a red umbrella and they do very interesting storytelling about the place, ours was a night tour so it was even more fun. We even got a free beer at the end of the tour. So it's definitely worth it to go in it.
Vaste of money and not even a small money. The only good thing is a view of the Markt from the balcony . Stupid fantasy story for children with no actual history data. But if you have children and want to entertain them, than go. Not for grownups. Audio guide stopped working at second part of tour.
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!
It was a good visit but in the trail some of the screens the picture was a bit distorted. But my mane complaint is that the toilets were 50 cents to use and you could also scan your ticket but you could only do that once.