Adornes Museum, Jerusalem Chapel and shop

Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm

From 1/04 until 30/09: open until 6pm on Saturdays

Closed on Sundays and on public holidays



After more than two months of closure, the National Security Council gave the go-ahead for the Adornes Domain to re-open to visitors. However, the Covid-19 threat has not yet left us, so we have prepared the domain to offer you as safe and as pleasant a visit as possible.

What to take into account:

- The rules of social distancing continue to apply: keep one and a half meters distance from each other and from the staff. Take into account the signs on the ground.

- Wear a face mask if possible.

- Disinfection gel is available at several places at the domain. So please wash your hands often. 

- We regularly clean the toilets, handles and other sensitive areas. 

- The Scottish Lounge will remain closed for the time being. 

- Follow the established route at the domain. 

- We have had to limit the number of visitors to the domain. 

Reservation procedure

To give every visitor the chance to visit the Adornes Domain with tranquility and safely, we ask you to make a reservation. This can be done by telephone (050/33 88 83) or by e-mail (

- You choose a date and you suggest an hour when you would like to come.

- You will receive a confirmation from us. If there are too many visitors booked at your proposed time, we will send you back a proposed time slot.

Maximum 5 persons per reservation. Group visits are not yet possible.

See you soon !




10 minutes' walk from the Grote Markt in Bruges.


Adornes Domain is situated in a low-traffic neighbourhood. There is a cycle rack on the forecourt in front of the chapel. An extra cycle rack will soon be installed in the garden. 


Paid car parking is obligatory throughout the city centre, from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. You can easily park your car in one of the underground car parks, which is usually less expensive.

The most inexpensive and largest car park is next to the railway station: you pay € 3.50 a day, bus transfer with De Lijn to and from the city centre for 4 passengers included. The bus connects the railway station and the centre every five minutes.

The Park and Ride areas are situated right outside of the city centre. Here you can park your car for free and for longer duration. The city centre is a stone’s throw away on foot or by bus.

Here is the city information regarding car parking in Bruges:


From the station to the Adornes estate
6 minutes’ walk from the Coupure bus-stop (lines 6 & 16) via Predikherenstraat and Molenmeers.
6 minutes’ walk from the Gouden Handstraat bus-stop (lines 4 & 14) via Carmerstraat and Jeruzalemstraat.

From the Adornes estate to the station
Note: on lines 6 & 16, a small part of the return journey takes a different route. You can ask for directions to the correct bus-stop at the Adornes estate reception desk.
Plan your journey with the De Lijn Route-planner. 

No coaches are allowed into the city centre.

Here is the city information regarding coaches and parking in Bruges:


30 minutes’ walk from Bruges train station. Buses 6, 16 & 4, 14 take you from the train station to the Coupure or Gouden Handstraat bus-stops.
Prepare your journey with the NMBS Travel Planner.


Lace Centre: 2 minutes' walk
St Anne's Church: 2 minutes' walk
Folklore Museum: 3 minutes' walk
English Covent: 4 minutes' walk
Windmills: 5 minutes' walk
Gezelle Museum: 6 minutes' walk
St Sebastian Archery Club (website only in NL): 8 minutes' walk 


8.00 euro: adults
6.00 euro: groups of 15 and more*, over-65s
4.00 euro: visitors from 7 to 25 years old, people with a disability
2.00 euro: per student on school visits

Family ticket: free access for/as of the third child
Free entry: children under 6, guides, Press, residents of Bruges

*The almshouses on the Adornes estate can only hold a limited number of people. For visits to run smoothly, we ask groups of 20 or more to inform us of their arrival in advance.  


The exhibition areas in the almshouses are on the ground floor, so no stairs have to be climbed. Sufficient spaces has been provided for easy movement between the various displays. Everything has also been set at a comfortably readable height.

Please note that the mediaeval architecture does not make a visit to the exhibition easy for wheelchair users. For example, the old cobblestones on the courtyard make it hard to move around and the doors of the almshouses are very narrow. The widest has a breadth of 74 cm. So in order to enter the building, wide wheelchairs will first have to be folded up. It is therefore best for wheelchair users to bring someone with them.

The Jerusalem Chapel too has a very narrow entrance. People with a wheelchair wider than 63 cm should contact us in advance of a visit. The chapel also has a large door which a member of staff can open. The ground floor, comprising the nave and the crypt, is easily accessible. However, the sanctuary can only be reached up a stairway of 14 narrow steps.


Adornes vzw

Peperstraat 3 
8000 Bruges . Belgium 
T +32 (0)50 33 88 83

Groups and schools:

For a tailor-made visit contact:
Jelle Deltombe



A visit to the Adornes estate takes an average of an hour and a half. Anyone who is hungry or thirsty during or after their visit can go to the Scottish Lounge. If you don’t see any staff, that’s because it is what we call an ‘honesty lounge’, where visitors put the money for their drink or snack in a Piggy Bank provided for the purpose.


Don’t forget to visit our shop when you have seen the estate. The products on sale there are related to the world of Anselm Adornes. As a diplomat he travelled throughout Europe. So you can expect plenty of Flemish, Burgundian and Scottish specialities as well as an authentic Adornes wine, produced by a descendant of the Adornes family in the Asti area, in the southern part of the Northern Italian region of Piedmont.


9 o’clock every Saturday morning in the Jerusalem Chapel. The Jerusalem Chapel can also be used for christenings in a limited family circle, on payment of a contribution to the expenses. To book, contact us at