If we pay the entrance to the Groeninge Museum, we are also allowed to visit the Arentshuis Museum. This little museum is located in the former manor house of the Arents family; which was bought later by the city of Bruges.
This museum houses a great collection of the English artist Frank Brangwyn. This artist was born in Bruges, within an important English colony settled in this city. Frank developed his work in several fields such as architecture, painting (especially watercolor painting) and decoration.
In 1936, Frank Brangwyn donated more than 300 of his own artworks to the government of the city where he was born. For this reason, Bruges hosts the biggest collection of this artist.
In the upper floor you can visit the permanent exhibition dedicated to Frank Brangwyn, showing some of his artworks, letters, sketches and watercolor paintings among others.
Dijver 16, 8000 Bruges
- From Tuesday to Sunday: from 9:30 to 17:00. Last entrance at 16:30.
- Closed: 25th December, 1st January and the Ascension Day.
- Adults: 4€.
- Children under 12 years: Free.
- Seniors 65+: 3, 00 €.
- (Youngsters under 26 years:) 3, 00€
- The fee entrance for the Groeninge Museum includes also the entrance to the Arentshuis Museum.
HOW TO GET THERE
If we want to get to the Arentshuis Museum, we should pass on the right side of the Church of Our Lady walking through a little garden of Tilia with curious shapes. At the end of this garden we will find the backside of the church and we should see there, on your left side the Gruuthuse Museum. Now we will cross Saint Bonifacius Bridge and we will turn left to get to a square with two big columns in the middle. If we continue to the left we will find a two floor house in a colonial style. This building located overlooking the Dijver canal is the Arentshuis Museum.
- Church of Our Lady (80 m).
- Saint John hospital (200 m).
- Saint Salvator’sCathedral (300 m).
- Burg Square (600 m).