Museum in Bruges: the must-sees of the old medieval city

Are you visiting the Venice of the North for a few days? You live in Bruges or its surroundings and you want to rediscover your city? A museum visit in Bruges is the perfect opportunity to discover the cultural aspects of this beautiful city. Many permanent collections are housed in the Musea Brugge, between the Steenstraat and Magdalena districts. You can also discover the collections on display at KAAP | De Groenplaats on the Ezelstraat Quarter. In a more playful style, discover also in Bruges the interactive and didactic museums such as the chocolate museum in Bruges or the museum of Belgian fries. Discover now our favorite museums sorted according to your desires of discovery.

Why visit a museum in Bruges?

Bruges, a Hanseatic city with a rich and diverse cultural heritage, is home to a myriad of museums to visit. From the most classic ones like the Gruuthuse Museum or the Diamond Museum, to the most original ones like the Beer Museum or the Torture Museum, there is one for every taste.

But why visit a museum when visiting the Venice of the North? There are various reasons:

  • Discover the city in a different way than through its architecture;
  • Admire works of art from around the world;
  • Spend a convivial moment with your family;
  • Learn more about specific subjects.

The must-sees in Bruges: traditional museums

As already mentioned, some museums are “must sees” when you visit the medieval city. Discover for example:

  • The Diamond Museum ;
  • Historium, the museum about Bruges;
  • The lace museum.

The Musea Brugge is also a must-see when it comes to Bruges and its museums. Here you will discover contemporary artists and temporary exhibitions that are worth a visit!

Visit an original museum in Bruges

You want to discover something else than permanent exhibitions of paintings? Are you looking for a museum that is accessible to young visitors because you are visiting Bruges with your family? Are you particularly interested in the history of Belgium? Among the museums of the city, discover Choco-Story and rediscover the pleasure of going to the museum with your family.

Choco-Story stands out from the many museums and art galleries in particular by its interactive, accessible, modern and contemporary side. Whether you are just passing through for the day, or whether you live nearby like Blankenberge, Damme or Zuienkerke, seeing the chocolate museum is essential when you come to Bruges.

The visit to the museum takes place in several stages, and is designed to fully immerse you in the history of chocolate. Among the interactive rooms, one plunges you into the heart of the Amazon, the other immerses you in a cocoa plantation. In short: the visit of the exhibition is a pleasure for young and old alike.

The chocolate museum in Bruges: practical information

Would you like to visit this unique museum? The museum is located in Burg Quarter, not far from the old town. The Bruges Chocolate Museum is open every day, even on Sundays and holidays. A guided tour of the old town is also available in addition to the museum visit. Get your tickets now for an immersive adventure in the heart of the cocoa plantations!

Individual tickets

Individual workshop

Groups and school groups