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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 seven historical themed rooms – magnificent medieval backdrops, with film, music and special effects. Using an 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 a wonderful adventure with the Historium VR Experience. It allows you to complement your visit with a virtual trip to Bruges in its Golden Age. Before or after your main visit, the Historium Virtual Reality takes you on an unforgettable virtual tour of medieval Bruges. From the comfort of a virtual reality booth, you travel back in time to the historical city and get to explore it interactively for eight whole minutes. You even get to see and use your hands! An intense experience.

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

NEW: For an even more impressive view of the Market Square (Markt) in Bruges and the Belfry (Belfort), you can now also climb the Historium Tower, the beautiful neo-gothic tower that reaches a height of almost 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

When you leave the final room of the Historium Story or after your visit to the Historium Tower, you will enter the Historium Exhibition. This exhibition provides historical explanations about medieval Bruges. 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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