Gruuthuse Museum, Brügge, Belgien
Gruuthuse Museum, Bruges, Belgium
In the luxurious city mansion of the Lords of Gruuthuse (15th century - complete renovation, partially in neo-gothic style, in 1883 to 1898) you will be welcomed like a medieval nobleman. The mansion contains a wide variety of objects, ranging from old weapons and a guillotine, right through to antique furniture and kitchen utensils. Some of the items are commonplace and some are uniquely bizarre, but they all shed light on life in Bruges between the 13th and 19th centuries.
Amongst the main attractions are the Hall of Honour, with its tapestries, its imposing chimney piece and its richly decorated beams: all testifying to the wealth of the Lords of Gruuthuse.
And what about the kitchen? More than 500 years old and packed with the most diverse types of eating, drinking, cooking and serving equipment: from the great copper cauldron and the cast-iron baking trays, through to all kinds of jugs, jars and bottles.
The prayer chapel gave the Lords of Gruuthuse direct access to the Church of Our Lady and now offers an excellent view of the tomb of Mary of Burgundy.
From Bruges' homepage
Der sehr gut erhaltene Stadtpalast aus dem 15. Jahrhundert der Herren von Gruuthuse zeigt eine bemerkenswerte Sammlung angewandter Kunst, mit Möbeln, Wandteppichen, Musikinstrumenten, Gemälden, Goldschmiedearbeit, Zinn, Keramik und Waffen vom 13. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert.
Von Brügges Homepage