Diamantmuseum Brugge (Diamond Museum Brugge) was opened on June 19, 1999. The museum has since been extended in several phases. In 2005, the Brazilian Collection and exhibitions on synthetic and industrial diamond opened.
Research in the city archives of Brugge, together with local historian Ludo Vandamme confirmed that diamonds were traded in Brugge long before they were heard of in Antwerp and Amsterdam, and a number of diamond polishers, active in Brugge in the 14th century, were identified.
To collect and preserve documents and tools from the diamond manufacturing industry in Belgium (in particular Brugge and West-Flanders) and in the world, for the future
To actively present the collection of the museum to the public in an innovative way
To carry out educational work with schools and universities to ensure that future generations understand the role and the importance of the diamond sector