On Thursday, 26 May (Ascension Day) our museums will be closed in the afternoon.


Théophile Steinlen, ‘Hier in de Zwarte Kat is te bekomen droog en nat’ (Here in the Black Cat, you can enjoy a drink or snack)


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The museum inn ‘In de Zwarte Kat’ is warm and friendly. Our volunteers happily serve you a steaming coffee or local Bruges beer. Don’t be scared if our black cat Aristide comes up to you and purrs. He’s the museum mascot and is named after Aristide Bruant, the Paris ‘Chat Noir’ cabaret singer. Black cats have a special place in folklore. We echo British superstition. Our black cat brings nothing but good luck!