The St. John’s Hospital Museum

Local nameApotheek Sint-Janshospitaal Museum
LocationBruges, Belgium

The Hospital of St. John was a medieval hospital in Bruges. It was founded in the mid-12th century.

Located next to the Church of Our Lady, the premises contain some of Europe's oldest surviving hospital buildings. The hospital grew during the Middle Ages and was a place where sick pilgrims and travellers were cared for. The site was later expanded with the building of a monastery and convent. In the 19th century, further construction led to a hospital with eight wards around a central building.

Not until 1977 did the building's function as a hospital stop, at which time it was moved to a newer modern hospital in Brugge Sint-Pieters. The city of Bruges took over the buildings.

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Opening hours

Tue - Sun: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last tickets: 4.30 p.m

Tue - Sun: 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Closed on Jan 1, May 5, Dec 25.


Ticket is valid for both the pharmacy and St. John's Museum.
Adults: €8
Concessions: €6
Children (up to 12): free

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +32 50 47 61 00

Address Mariastraat 38, 8000 Bruges, Belgium

Coordinates 51°12'15.492" N 3°13'25.791" E

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