Guido-Gezelle Museum, Brugge

Guido-Gezelle Museum, Brugge

This museum is dedicated to the life a works of the renowned Flemish writer and poet, Guido- Gezelle. It is located near the English convent where he served as the main priest.

The house where Guido- Gezelle, the prolific, poet, writer, linguist and catholic priest was born is converted into a museum displaying his works. His bronze statue by sculptor, Jules Lagae welcomes visitors to the museum. Guido Gezelle lived most of his life in Bruges and wrote most of his works here. He was well known as a linguist who attempted to develop a separate Flemish language independent of Dutch. All his works have the influence of the west Flemish dialect, which is commonly spoken by the people of Bruges.

The Guido- Gezelle Museum is a tribute to one of the city’s best known sons. The house has been decorated to portray the life of the writer. It preserves books, pamphlets, historical records and displays objects that belonged to the poet priest. The museum also has a large, well kept garden with a bronze sculpture by Belgian playwright, Jan Fabre called the Man who Gives Fire. Besides the permanent collection of the works of Guido-Gezelle, the museum holds special and temporary exhibitions dedicated to linguistics and the art of the written word.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. , 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Sight Name: Guido-Gezelle Museum
Sight Location: Brugge, Belgium
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums and Galleries Tour II  

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