The Permeke Museum: A dive into art and history near our Ibis Budget Jabbeke Hotel

Just 1 km from our Ibis Budget Jabbeke Hotel, the Permeke Museum stands as a must-visit cultural destination, perfect for a family outing, with friends, or in groups. With guided tours tailored to the size of your group, whether composed of art enthusiasts or novices, the museum offers a deep and accessible artistic experience for all.

The house of Constant Permeke

In the Bruges hinterland, not far from the coast, lies the house “De Vier Winden”, or “The Four Winds”, once the residence of the artist Constant Permeke from 1886 to 1952. His sculpture studio stands apart from the house. Wanting his house to be open to the public after his death, the Province of West Flanders acquired it in 1956 and turned it into a museum in 1961. The initial collection included 121 works by Constant Permeke, enriched over the years by works from other renowned artists.

The collection and temporary exhibitions

The Permeke Museum exhibits around 80 paintings, most of them are Permeke’s sculptures, and a considerable number of large drawings. The collection quickly became one of the cultural attractions of West Flanders, regularly organizing temporary exhibitions.

An enchanted garden

The museum is not limited to the indoors. It also features a beautiful garden. You can relax in artful armchairs, refresh yourself, admire the wildlife and flora around the pond, or picnic in the spot where Permeke and his family spent their summers.

Practical information

The Permeke Museum Garden is accessible for free during the museum’s opening hours.

Temporarily closed

Currently closed, the Permeke Museum is preparing to reopen in spring 2024. Despite this hiatus, the museum continues to be a must-visit for all art and history enthusiasts in the region, promising an enriching cultural experience upon its reopening.