Museum of Our Lady of the Potterie, Brugge

Museum of Our Lady of the Potterie, Brugge (must see)

The Museum of Our Lady of the Potterie is an art gallery in Bruges located in a former hospital. The building housing the museum dates back to the 13th century.

The Our Lady of the Potterie complex, established in 1276, was a functioning hospital between the 13th and the 17th centuries. Monks and nuns took care of ill and infirm returning crusaders, travelers, merchants and local people here. It is attached to a 14th-century church with a Baroque-style interior. The church is still an active place of worship. After the hospital ceased to function, it became a home for the elderly. A new modern facility was built and the wards of the old hospital and elder care home were converted into a museum.

The Museum of Our Lady of the Potterie has some beautiful exhibits on display. The collection of works of art relate to healthcare, worship and the principles of the monastery. Objects on display include paintings, sculpture, furniture, stained glass, religious relics and a renowned collection of silverware. It also has a small library with many ancient religious books.

Why You Should Visit:
While this is some distance away from the main attractions in the city centre, you can take a nice walk along the canals or round the former city walls to get here.
The small staff is knowledgeable and multi-lingual and happy to answer any questions. As it's at the edge of the city, it's not crowded at all.

Tip:
Don't miss the nearby chapel and be sure to pick up the brochure when you check in to help explain the art and sculpture within.
Remember to look up, and enjoy the many tapestries that tell the stories of the miracles that the Lady of Potterie has worked.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 9:30am-12:30pm / 1:30pm-5pm

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Sight Name: Museum of Our Lady of the Potterie
Sight Location: Brugge, Belgium
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums and Galleries Tour II  

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