The literary and biographical museum of Guido Gezelle (1830-1899) is incorporated in the house where the famous Flemish poet was born. The museum doesn’t only focus on the life and oeuvre of the great Flemish poet, it also houses temporary exhibitions on creative writing. Adjacent to the house is a romantic garden, where Jan Fabre’s The Man Who Gives Fire is bound to catch your eye.
The focus of the museum is the work of language virtuoso Guido Gezelle. Five themes are used to shed light on his work: nature, religion, friendship, language and folklore, tradition and renewal. Gezelle wrote poetry above all but he also wrote prose, articles for literary magazines, and political polemics. His versatility also expressed itself in the way he wrote: he knew the conventions, but was not afraid of experimenting. This did not go unnoticed by authors such van Ostaijen, the Vijftigers, and Claus, whose work is also featured here. Literature also forms the basis for the temporary exhibitions.
Visitors can discover Gezelle’s life and work through a number of manuscripts, photos, and books, personal objects, and writing desk. The beautiful garden, which included an organic kitchen garden, is an ode to the nature that so inspired Gezelle.
This was originally the country house of a rich Brugian merchant, where Gezelle’s father worked as a gardener and his family had simple accommodation. The house dates from the 16th century and the surrounding estate initially extended as far as the residential area of Gezellewarande. The house was recently carefully restored and looks once again as it did during Gezelle’s youth. The garden is a true oasis of peace.
As well as displays on the life and works of the famous Flemish poet, the birthplace of Guido Gezelle (1830-1899) also hosts temporary exhibitions about literature. The house also has a romantic garden and organic kitchen garden, where visitors can see Jan Fabre’s piece 'The Man who Gives Fire'.
Today: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m., 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
|Tuesday||9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. , 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. , 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. , 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. , 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Saturday||9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. , 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Sunday||9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. , 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
uitzonderlijk open: Mon 9 June 2014, ( - ), Mon 21 April 2014, ( - )
uitzonderlijk gesloten: Thu 29 May 2014, Wed 1 January 2014, Thu 25 December 2014, Wed 25 December 2013
Last tickets: 12.00 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. / open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday
- Vrienden van de Musea: € 0,00
- Museumpas: € 0,00
- kinderen t/m 12 jaar: € 0,00
- jongeren t/m 25 jaar: € 3,00
- 65+: € 3,00
- Bus stop Kruispoort, Langestraat thv 187
- Train station Brugge
- Reference on the city map: I5