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Historium Brugge
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US$16.19*
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Historium Bruges Explorer Ticket
Ranked #30 of 128 things to do in Bruges
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! The Historium – Bruges’ most visited attraction – lets you step back in time. You can see how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age in various ways. In the Historium Story you follow the love story of Jacob, Jan van Eyck’s apprentice, as you wander through this spectacular attraction with film, backdrops and special effects. In the Historium Exhibition you will find additional information about Medieval Bruges or you can get started on the Family Trail. Go back to the year 1435 in the Historium Virtual Reality and sail virtually into the port of Bruges! You will see how the Waterhalle and Belfort tower were in the past and can fly from the Market Square to the former St. Donatian’s Cathedral. NEW: you can now climb the Historium Tower for an impressive 360° view of the Market Square and the Belfry. The activities are available in 10 different languages. Open daily from 10h am – 6h pm (tickets until 5h pm).
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We started our two day visit of Brugge with this museum. Great for the entire family. Excellent description of the golden century of this city. Being situated on the Markt, it's a good start, with a few other interesting things to visit closeby.

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is well worth a visit. It is very different to most 'museums' and takes through a series of rooms depicting Bruges hundreds of years ago. You even get to experience the smells of the time. You walk round with headphones to hear the commentary and the views of the Markt from the balcony are great.

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Wonderful town to walk around as it is a "new" old town of Belgium intentionally restored to old gothic. Many shops and restaurants as well as views of old belgium

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Was not what I was expecting it was better. Walk through and follow the story of Jan Van Eycks apprentice Jacob and the woman he loved whilst learning about historic Bruges. After the walk through there is various bit too look at and listen more about using the handy headphone set they provide in your chosen language :) step out onto the panoramic terrace to get a lovely view of the Markt square. Once finished looking around head down to the Duvelorium to try some of their Duvel beers. All in all a lovely experience

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I was unsure about paying to go into this museum as it sounded a bit too much like a theme park for my liking, but in fact it was a very original way to learn about Medieval Bruges - good for kids and adults alike. Once through the 'experience' bit, there's a very good exhibition with lots of accessible information, and a great view from the Terrace. Definitely recommended - worth the entry cost.

Date of experience: April 2014
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