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SPECIAL OPENING HOURS ON THE WEEKEND OF 25/10 - 26/10 - 27 /10....As part of the "Brugge Galerie Weekend" (a contemporary art event bringing together a group of eleven galleries), the Adornes Domain will adopt different opening hours: Friday 25/10: from 10 am to 9 pm. Saturday 26/10: from 10 am to 6 pm. Sunday 27/10: special opening from 11 am to 6 pm. Current exhibition: “A Provisional Legacy. The Apocryphal Cabinet of the Adornes”, curated by Reniere&Depla (Works by Cindy Wright, Koen Broucke, Marlies De Clerck, Arpaïs Du Bois, Sofie Muller, Jan Vanriet, Karin Hanssen, Nick Ervinck, Reniere&Depla, Edgard Tytgat, Rik Wouters, Lucien De Gheus, Didier Verriest, Thomas Lerooy, Hans Vandekerchove). The Adornes Museum and the Jerusalem Chapel will also of course also be accessible as usual.  During the weekend, those carrying the "Brugge Galerie Weekend" pamphlet will be granted a discount of 2 € on the normal entrance ticket price.


A PROVISIONAL LEGACY : The Apocryphal Cabinet of the Adornes. ....................................................... “Reniere&Depla were inspired by the accumulation of seven centuries of family history, the seventeen generations of individuals of flesh and blood, and by the Adornes motto: "Sharing to bring alive - Bringing alive to preserve". The exhibition takes the form of an apocryphal cabinet of curiosities, an imaginary Wunderkammer, which finds an impulse in a great curiosity, a passion for collecting and a search for the exceptional, and is nourished by works of art, naturalia and curiosa.” (Eric Rinckhout). Opening on Saturday 12th of October.

A brand new book about the Adornes Domain

THE ADORNES DOMAIN AND THE JERUSALEM CHAPEL IN BRUGES, A UNIQUE HERITAGE OF THE MIDDLE AGES, by Dr Véronique Lambert. The title of the book confirms that this historical site is not only an exceptional monument but also a heritage which encompasses the history of the Adornes lineage. And it was high time to extend the vision of the domain. This book does not just outline the Adornes period of the 15th and 16th century, but it also goes beyond with a timeline incorporating the de Draeck and the de Limburg Stirum lineage to this day. The history of the buildings, the renovation project and the successive re-affectations are also recounted with an additional focus on the principal artworks still present at the domain. It also includes a suggested “walking route” to discover the different places in the Bruges which relate to the Adornes family. Author and History professor Véronique Lambert is graced with the art of combining academic rigour with a lively and dynamic writing style which, together with attractive images, has produced a book which is a delight to read. From the passionate story of historical figures presented “warts and all”, the reader will discover a family legend, a Flemish town and a panoply of international power struggles that marked the 15th century. English, Dutch and English versions available. 112 pages, 22 x17 cm, soft cover with flaps. Edited by AUP (Amsterdam University Press). Available at the price of €17,50 at the Adornes Domain shop and now in bookshops. Order a copy now at


A PROVISIONAL LEGACY / The Apocryphal Cabinet of the Adornes


Brugge Galerie Weekend 2019


Friday 25/10: from 18.00 until 21.00

Saturday 26/10 : from 10.00 until 18.00.

Sunday 27/10: from 11.00 until 18.00. 

NB. During these three days, those carrying the "Brugge Galerie Weekend" pamphlet will be granted a discount of 2 € on the normal museum entrance ticket price.