Hello forum readers!
Some of you have perhaps heard about a new museum opening in Bruges in October 2011. If not, here is some more information:
In 2010 we celebrated 500 years of carillion music. For that occasion the city decided to make an inventory of all the bells in the historic city center of Bruges. About 150 bells were counted and for each bell they tracked down where the bell was cast and by whom. To complete the inventory the sound of each bell was recorded and stored in a database.
The interactive Sound Factory basically is the finished result of all that hard work. Via touch screens you can search for the bells and of course listen to their sounds. You can also create your own music by combining the sounds of the different bells.
A nice extra is the fact that Sound Factory is located on the upper floors of the Concertbuilding. You'll get a lovely view over Bruges and you'll be able to take a picture of the skyline with the three important towers: Belfry, Church of Our Lady and Sint-Salvators cathedral.
The official opening is on 9 October 2011.
Adult price is 6 euro.
Opening hours: 9h30 - 17h00 (last entrance at 16h15)
The new museum is located inside the Concertbuilding on 't Zand square.