Het Design MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Jan Breydelstraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 329-2679999
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Museums, Exhibition , Specialty Museums
Set inside a Flemish Bourgeois building, this museum was opened in 1992. The inner courtyard of the building faces an 18th century facade. The oldest collections comprise of 17th and 18th century interior decorations and furnishings including chandeliers and murals; there’s an extensive collection of Art Noveau items as well as Art Deco. The furniture and sculptures are startlingly cheeryand includes a smattering of post-modernist work. Apart from all this the museum also hold temporary exhibitions on contemporary decoration these are always fresh and unexpected. The museum is one of the best things you could do in Ghent.
- Always open on 30th December.
- Parking at Vrijdagmarkt and Sint-Michiels.
- Ghent City Card Sold Here for 48 hours (30 EUR) and 72 hours (EUR 35).
- EUR 2 for age between 19 to 26 years.
- Tickets Free for age under 19 years.
- From Ghent-St. Pieters Station on tram 1 (Korenmarkt stop).
- From Ghent-Dampoort station on tram 3 (Korenmarkt stop).
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95% of people who visit Ghent include Het Design Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
44.19% of people start their Het Design Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Het Design Museum
52.17% of people prefer walking in order to reach Het Design Museum
The contemporary displays inside the original rooms are a nice juxtaposition. Nice old building smell with squeaky wooden floorboards. The newer part of the building has a good collection of vintage furniture, ceramics and household items. Pretty easy to get around. Not much in the way of seating for visitors throughout though. Lovely quiet space in a quadrangle straight through the front doors to the back of the building. You can access the toilets without paying entry through there. Seats outside there as well. Not a lot of information about the exhibitions. An enjoyable visit though for maybe 40 minutes. No cafe but plenty of places just on the same street.
So fun and well designed. Interested exhibits focusing on the practice and innovation of design. When I visited there was an exhibit on bike form experimentation. Not a huge museum but very much worth visiting if you are on a trip.
Really enjoyed this visit. While we were there there were two distorted mirrors and music playing - try dancing in front of them - wild ! Nice old mansion with some original decoration and one excellent furnished room. Eclectic collection. Well worth a visit with Gent City Card
Quite a large museum with some very interesting objects (one that stood out for me was the Damascus steel knife with mammoth ivory handle). There was a performance art exhibition on at the time we visited, which actually gelled well with the themes of the museum. The shop is delightful - beware of frittering away all your holiday spends here it's quite easily done
Again another Museum in Gent trying to offer something different, it's also in a great part of the city. Nice collection on show. Good thought behind how the work is displayed. Interesting temporary show when I visited.