Exterior View, Old Saint John's Hospital

Old Saint John's Hospital

About the Museum


Interior View, Old Saint John's Hospital
Photo: Sarah Bauwens

Interior View, Old Saint John's Hospital

Exterior View, Old Saint John's Hospital
Dominique Provost

Exterior View, Old Saint John's Hospital

Interior View, Old Saint John's Hospital
Photo: Sarah Bauwens

Interior View, Old Saint John's Hospital

Interior view, Old Saint John's Hospital
Photo: Sarah Bauwens

Interior view, Old Saint John's Hospital

Dating back to the 12th century, the Sint-Janshospitaal (Old Saint John's Hospital) in Bruges is one of the oldest hospitals in the world. Once a shelter for the sick and the poor, the hospital is now a museum open to the public, boasting an extensive display of medical instruments and archives as well as six masterpieces by Flemish master Hans Memling. These are complemented by a collection of religious paintings and sculptures, silverwork, reliquaries and apothecary pots that reflect 800 years of the institution’s history.

Collection Highlights


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Jacob van Oost the Elder

Mother and Child
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Hans Memling

Ursula shrine
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Hans Memling

Sybilla Sambetha

Hans Memling

Right panel from Triptych from Adriaan Reins

Hans Memling

Right panel from diptych from Maarten van Nieuwenhove
Old Saint John's Hospital : Collection Highlights
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Courtesy of the Sint-Janshospitaal

Jacob van Oost the Elder

Mother and Child, 17th century
Oil on canvas
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Courtesy of the Sint-Janshospitaal

Hans Memling

Ursula shrine, 1482-1489
carved and gilded wood and oil on panel
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Courtesy of the Sint-Janshospitaal

Hans Memling

Sybilla Sambetha, 1480
Oil on panel

Hans Memling

Right panel from Triptych from Adriaan Reins, 1480
Oil on panel

Hans Memling

Right panel from diptych from Maarten van Nieuwenhove, 1487
Oil on panel

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Smoke, Ashes, Fable: William Kentridge in Bruges

20 Oct 2017 - 25 Feb 2018
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