Everyone is welcome. Coming with a wheelchair, a mobility issue, or some other limitation? Find the necessary information for a care-free visit here.
Most of the museum buildings are protected monuments. As a result, it is not always possible to alter them to meet the physical requirements of all our visitors. The following summary outlines the access possibilities and difficulties at our museum locations. The individual museum pages also give more information about what is and is not possible.Our museums and monuments Contact
The Groeninge Museum, St. John’s Hospital, Gezelle Museum, Church of Our Lady, Church of Our Lady of the Pottery and the City Hall are all accessible for wheelchair users. Our personnel will be happy to assist you during your visit.
The Church of Our Lady Museum contains the ‘Madonna and Child’ by Michelangelo. Thanks to a new digital touch replica with a 3D printed version of the sculpture, it is possible for (visually impaired) visitors to discover this masterpiece and the altar on which it stands and to feel the coldness of the Carrara marble.
The Liberty of Bruges is reached via three steps. The aldermen’s hall is on the first floor. The Folklore Museum is largely accessible for visitors with a physical limitation, with the exception of the exhibition room on the first floor, which has no wheelchair access.
The Arents House, Belfry, Gruuthuse Museum and Sint-Janshuis Mill can only be reached via steps and are therefore less suitable for visitors with a physical limitation. The steep stairs in the Sint-Janshuis Mill and the Belfry also make these locations less suitable for visitors with a visual limitation and an assistance dog.
The Gruuthuse Museum is spread over three floors of a historic monument. There are also level differences between the rooms on each floor. This can form a challenge for visually impaired visitors. For this reason, we recommend that blind or poorly sighted visitors should be accompanied by someone who can assist them.
In the museum, you can request an audio guide with an audio tour that contains descriptions of the exhibits for visually impaired visitors. The museum also offers tours in Flemish sign language and International Sign (IS) for visitors with a hearing impairment. You can find more information here.
An assistant of a visitor with a limitation can visit the museum free of charge. Registered assistance dogs are allowed access at all Musea Brugge locations. Please note, however, that household pets are not allowed.
Attention: Tickets cannot be purchased by telephone or via e-mail.