After all the grand churches, convents, and mansions, it can be refreshing to visit something just as historical but a bit more down-to-earth. The Municipal Folklore Museum is made up of eight restored 17th-century dwellings, along with a modern addition. These were once the almshouses of the Shoemaker’s Guild, and now each room is decked out for a separate purpose, including a cobbler shop, a milliner's, a pharmacy, a grocery, an inn, and a typical Flemish living room and bedroom. Through the rooms' 19th- and 20th-century objects and furniture, you get a very real idea of what everyday life was all about. There’s also a small garden for sunny days; next door, the museum’s tavern, De Zwarte Kat (The Black Cat) illustrates the story of the Bruges puppet theater through props, scenery, programs, and photographs.
Our Rating Neighborhood St. Anna, between two canals Hours Tues–Sun 9:30am–5pm Transportation
Bus to KruispoortPhone 050/44-87-11 Prices €4 adults, € 3 t hose over 65 or under 26, free for children under 12 Web site Volkskunde Museum
MapBalstraat 43 Bruges
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