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Historium Brugge

Markt 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 27 03 11
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London Dungeons without the Actors

Historium takes you throuugh a story of a young man working for the famous Flemish artist Jan Van... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John W
Really good fun

Really enjoyed this attraction. My husband and I liked the way it is set up with detailed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Start your visit to Bruges in the Historium: a wonderful historical-experience attraction that takes you back in time to the Golden Age of Bruges. Cinematic sets, with music and special effects, propel you into a love story, based on Jan Van Eyck’s painting ‘Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele'. For anyone who wants a taste of virtual reality: the VR Experience takes you on a virtual tour of medieval Bruges. You travel back in time and get to explore the historical city interactively. The Historium is housed in a historical building on the market square, where the Waterhalle once stood. The Waterhalle was the central shipping entrepot of the thriving mercantile centre Bruges. Bruges was renowned for its luxury textiles and clothing. But the art of Bruges was also highly prized: precious metals, manuscripts, miniatures and of course, the painted panels of Flemish Primitives, such as Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck. In the attraction and the VR Experience, the Waterhalle is superbly reconstructed. You can follow the story in your own language on an audio guide (10 languages). After your visit, you can enjoy a nice Belgian beer or other refreshments in the Duvelorium Grand Beer Cafe... with a panoramic view on the market square. Historium Brugge is open daily from 10h00 a.m. – 6h00 p.m. (tickets until 5h00 p.m.). Accessible for all ages – Family Trail included. Audio guides in 10 different languages.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Opens in 12 min
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Markt 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 27 03 11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historium takes you throuugh a story of a young man working for the famous Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck. The story is interesting but not that educational. The static displays are more informative. The entrance fee is too expensive for what is provided.

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this attraction. My husband and I liked the way it is set up with detailed reconstructions and film and the interactive parts of the exibition.

Thank J0an75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tells the history of Bruges with a story from medieval boy's point of view. Which makes it entertaining, especially for kids. You can also get an extra ticket for a VR experience which takes you through medieval Bruges. We absolutely loved that! You get a...More

Thank dwalingen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering the experience you have at the beginning giving you the story of a local painter, then the interactive experience that lasts for a very short time there is little else to experience, the beer museum is there but as nearly everything else not cheap...More

Thank RogerLowestoft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid €10 each thinking we were gonna see an interesting museum illustrating the history of bruge. We were lead through a series of rooms with interactive shows and models. However it was about a boy, a princess and a bird. Didn't really delve much into...More

Thank lmf90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place will give you all the information you need to know about Bruges. I love all things history so absolutely loved this attraction! I would definitely recommend if you like learning about the history of the city you're visiting!

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love it, it was so great explain, it was fun and easy to understand, love the decoration and the set up, it looked actually like medieval years, and a great view from the terrace. Everyone was really nice.

Thank Mars S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not put this at the top of your to do list if you only have 1-2 days in Brugges. However, it is a good day 3 kind of thing to do and the kids will enjoy it for sure. It is interesting but...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing!! This was my favourite thing to do in Brugge. I loved the story, the idea, and the set-up of the head sets. Each room plays on your senses - sight, sound, and even smell. Everyone should experience this place.

Thank erik514
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a place that you might go! A journey into the past! Very good experience with virtual reality glasses!

Thank eassis2015
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17 January 2017|
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Response from Dean D | Reviewed this property |
Its 50 minutes long and then you can take aslong as you like looking at the exhibit afterwards
15 November 2015|
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Response from Trevor N | Reviewed this property |
Already answered but yes.