Gruuthuse Museum

The museum displays the interior of a house in the late Middle Ages, and a collection of applied arts in former Bruges, ranging from the 15th to the 19th century.

“Medium-sized museum, well laid out, good audio tour. Gives a great overview of the history of this charming town, its heydey centuries ago, its decline, its rebuilding.”

“Fascinating look at the development of trade and commerce in Bruges, backed up by historical artefacts from the Middle Ages. Comprehensive audio guides in many languages. Beware there are a lot of steps through the house.”

“The museum covers social history in Bruges from the middle ages to the 19th century, with displays including manuscripts, paintings, costumes and other artefacts. “

“From majestic tapestries to Gothic stained glass, from elegant wooden sculptures to refined historical lace, from the paintings of different periods to a 17th and 18th century dinner table, set with silver cutlery and luxurious Chinese porcelain.”

Situated at the Dijver, next to the Church of Our Lady.


Typical house of bruges