Museum of the Church of Our Lady

(NL) Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (O.L.V.-kerk) Museum

Church of Our Lady Museum (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk Museum, or O.L.V.-kerk Museum in Dutch)  is filled with art masterpieces, featuring Michelangelo’s ‘Madonna and Child’ and the tombs of Charles the Bold and Mary of Burgundy.

The spire of this church, along with the Belfry and St. Saviour’s Cathedral, shapes Bruges’ skyline. At 115.5 meters, it’s the world’s second-highest brick tower. After several restorations, the church interior shines with splendor.


Inside the church, you’ll find a wealth of artistic treasures. The main attraction is Michelangelo’s marble ‘Madonna and Child.’ Originally meant for the Piccolomini altar in Siena Cathedral (Italy), the Bruges-based merchant family Moucron, who lived in Italy, bought it and brought it to Bruges.

The church’s chancel displays the impressive Passion triptych by Margaret of Austria’s court painter, Bernard van Orley, and the 15th and 16th-century tombs of Charles the Bold and his daughter Mary of Burgundy, who died tragically in an accident.

The church is a great example of brick Gothic architecture, but what makes it special is its very old connection with the Gruuthuse palace through a small prayer room in the chancel. This connection has lasted for hundreds of years.

Hours and Fees


Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Your admission is free if you have museumPASSmusées, Musea Brugge.

Entrance fee to the area where you can see the ‘Madonna and Child’ of Michelangelo and the tombs of Charles the Bold and Mary of Burgundy.

Standard rate : € 8
Seniors (65 and older) :€ 8
Youth 18-25 years :€ 7
Youth 13-17 years :€ 4
Children (13 and under) :Free
Musea Brugge Card holders :Free
Museumpassmusées holders :Free