Famous Museums in Bruges

The museums in Bruges give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Bruges with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Bruges. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Bruges.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Bruges.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Bruges:

  1. Begijnhof Or Beguinage

    4.4 (1310 Votes)
    Begijnhof Or Beguinage

    Religious Site, Museum, Historical Site

    The lives of medieval men was always under the threat of war or some sort of military operation. Over the years the surplus women formed a religious movement were they joined Sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church. These women lived in small gated communities, not entirely retiring from the world unlike the lifestyle at an abbey in those days. Called Beguinages they had less strict rules and ...Read more
  2. Choco-story Museum

    4 (2861 Votes)
    Choco-story Museum

    Museum, Children Museum, Specialty Museum

    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 b...Read more
  3. Groeninge Museum

    4.4 (633 Votes)
    Groeninge Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    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...Read more
  4. Historium Brugge

    4.3 (3129 Votes)
    Historium Brugge

    Museum, History Museum, Children Museum, Educational Site

    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 education...Read more
  5. Memling In Sint-jan Hospitaal Museum

    Art Museum, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Originally the hospital of St. John in the 12th century, the Memling in Sint-Jan Hospitaal museum is now a museum of sorts, exploring the history of the structure and contains displays illuminating the same. The building itself is from the 1100’s and is chock full of treasures. A fascinating combination of medical instruments and works of art make this museum a unique experience, for hist...Read more
  6. Friet Museum

    3.6 (511 Votes)
    Friet Museum

    Museum, Food And Drinks, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    Owned and operated by the same people who run Choco-Story, the Friet Museum seems to run on a similar winning formula, a museum based on a cultural treasure. In this case, potato fries. Specifically, Belgian fries. Otherwise known as French fries(which country made them first is an ongoing dispute). Located in the former Wool Hall of Bruges, that was built in 1399, and over the years it has bee...Read more
  7. Folklore Museum Or Museum Voor Volkskunde

    Specialty Museum

    Walking through this museum will transport you to different scenes in the daily life of the common Belgian in Bruges, throughout history. The name suggests fairytales and ancient stories but the museum is actually filled with displays of olden day Bruges and the way its citizens made the city their home. The museum is divided into different houses, each a portal to an age gone by, from a primar...Read more
  8. Sanctuary Wood Museum

    4.5 (2 Votes)
    Canadalaan 26, 8902 Ieper, Belgium