Museum Dr GuislainCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Jozef Guislainstraat 43, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 329-2163595
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, History Museum, Photo Gallery, Specialty Museum
Museum Dr Guislain - Review
This is not the most standard of visits Belgium’s oldest psychiatric hospital. And while you might be thinking of creepy hauntings or stuff, the museum’s actually got decent exhibits on: a comprehensive history of psychiatry, acatalogue of photographs of the mentally-ill dating dating back to 1860, and a collection of outsider and brut art including works by the mentally disabled.
There’s a lovely computer module that actually lets you carry out some of the tests you’ll learn about. The whole experience is fascinating. Fun fact: the man after whom the museum is names is one of the first to define and defend the rights of the mentally ill.
Museum Dr Guislain Information
- A wheelchair can be provided upon request.
- There is a separate toilet for people with a disability.
- Assistance dogs are allowed in the museum.
- The front of the car park offers space for people with a disability.
Museum Dr Guislain Ticket Prices
- Free for age under 12 years.
- EUR 1 for age between 13 to 21 years and EUR 3 for age between 22 to 25 years.
How To reach Museum Dr Guislain by Public Transport
- Train: Ghent Sint-Pieters Station.
- Tram 1 (direction 'Evergem'), Guislainstraat-stop.
Restaurants Near Museum Dr Guislain
- Pizza Hut.
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49.57% of people who visit Ghent include Museum Dr Guislain in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
48% of people start their Museum Dr Guislain visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Museum Dr Guislain
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Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent Reviews
They always seem to have interesting exhibitions beside the permanent one. It's a bit far from the city center, but definitively worth to visit as it still works as a mental hospital. The exhibitions have clear information in English and several other languages, making it perfect for tourists as well.
Interesting museum for the history of psychiatrie. There is also an art exhibition that is worth visiting. It is nice to imagine the life in those old walls back in the day.
What a beautiful place, this museum shows you the history of the psychology and how treatment methods have evolved over the past years.
Loved it. We work in Psychology and we learn a d saw things that really surprised us. Also the artwork is great. Really enjoyed.
Really fascinating museum. The building itself is really beautiful on the outside. I found the permanent exhibit (history of psychiatry) both interesting and disturbing. There was a special exhibit on anxiety that I enjoyed. Loved the mix of objects, photos, videos, and words.