Stumbled across this museum and really glad we did. Probably not a very well known destination and slightly out of the way, but definitely worth a visit. A fantastic historic site which had a great visitor centre as well to explain the background of the chapel. Highly recommended.
Gosh, the history of this place is amazing, The little film we saw first really set the chapel into context and meant that we could understand all that we saw afterwards. What a hero was Anselm Adornes (got that right??) and how unfair his fate.
Have to say that there is another unsung hero here. I think I left my...
We visited because the church features in the film 'in Bruges'. A limestone carved altar covered in skulls, whips and other items used to torment Jesus. A replica of his tomb hides behind this with a relic from the true cross.
In our scores of visits to Brugge, we had walked by this church numerous times. It had usually been closed. Last November (2014) it was open. The staff member at the ticket counter was wholly cordial and gracious, in we go. Though probably a minor player in the religious history of Flanders, the information was quite useful and interesting. The...