Discover the Historium

Historium Story

In the Historium Story we take you on a time trip to medieval Bruges. Let yourself be swept up in a wonderful love story while walking through 7 historical themed rooms – magnificent medieval backdrops, with film, music and special effects. Using the audio guide you will hear everything about the Golden Age of Bruges and imagine yourself back in the time of Jan van Eyck. The Historium is located on the Market Square, where the Waterhalle used to be. This was the central warehouse for the shipping industry in the thriving trading city. The location has been reconstructed in the attraction and gives your visit an extra dimension.

Historium Virtual Reality

Anyone who wants to try virtual reality will have wonderful adventures in the Historium. Start your visit with a virtual flight to medieval Bruges: the Historium Virtual Reality takes you on an unforgettable virtual tour of the historical city. You experience this experience from the comfort of a VR-glasses inside the Historium.

Panoramic terrace

You can enjoy a splendid view of the Market Square (Markt) in Bruges from the panoramic terrace on the second floor. The Market Square is still the beating heart of Bruges. The panoramic terrace is freely accessible and it is the ideal place for taking some great photos.

Historium Tower

For an even more impressive view of the Bruges Market Square and the Belfry, you can climb the Historium Tower, the neo-gothic tower that reaches a height of 35 metres. Once you arrive at the top, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking 360° view of all of the major buildings in Bruges.

Historium Exhibition

Following your visit to the Historium Story or after your visit to the Historium Tower, you will enter the Historium Exhibition. This interactive exhibition provides historical explanations about medieval Bruges and the painter Jan van Eyck. You will learn about the architecture, the city layout and the ramparts. Also you can see how historians and designers have used the latest technology to make the Historium Story.

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