Diamond Museum, the newest museum in the world diamond. Bruges is the city where diamond polishing was invented in the fifteenth century by Lodewijk van Berquem locals. Museum in Bruges offers visitors the unique experience within an imaginary workshop of Lodewijk van Berquem's a rare replica of the crown of Margaret of York which was handmade in Bruges, original equipment for mining, a model made exclusively on a scale of 1:1 the total amount of diamonds worldwide, grinding and cutting tools were used in the Belgian diamond industry and hundreds of real diamonds.
Every day at 12:15 there is a demonstration of diamond polishing workshop in the basement, dating from the Middle Ages. A walk through the museum represents a journey in space and time: fifteenth century Bruges, Bruges relocation diamond industry in Antwerp in the sixteenth century, the diamond industry relocating to Amsterdam in XVII-XVIII, the exploitation of diamonds in South Africa in the nineteenth century - Diamond twentieth century and return activity back in Belgium today.
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