Further down on the Dijver from Groeninge Museum, is the Gruuthuse Museum. It is located behind Church of Our lady. The building is a former 15th century palace (House of Gruuthuse) of the Lords of Gruuthuse. They made their fortune through the monopoly of “gruut”, blend of spices and herbs used in making beer. This kind of beer where instead of hops, gruut was used is called Witbier or White Beer or Witte and was mainly brewed in Belgium. The Archeological Society of Bruges started the current exhibit in 1865. In 1955 it was acquired by the city of Bruges which expanded the collection and the museum.
Address of Gruuthuse Museum:
17 Dijver, 8000 Brugge
Timings: Everyday 9:30am – 5 pm
Closed on – Mondays (except Easter and Whit Monday)
This museum has a wide range of items on display –from weapons to silver ware and musical instruments. It also has 16th-17th century furniture, tapestries etc. Sculptures, metal ware, ceramics, glass etc. are also included in the exhibits. And there is also a French Guillotine.
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