Museum Dr Guislain

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  • 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

About Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent

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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  • 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.

  • Really great museum! Quite varied -- there's a permanent exhibit on the history of psychiatry, plus a large collection of bizarro outsider art and a temporary exhibition (until May, the theme is Angst). The location is beautiful, and the staff is very nice. Would highly recommend!

  • Absolutely amazing museum! It contains multiple exhibits at a pristine location (the old asylum), which aren't limited to the history of psychiatry. There were also two great art exhibits and a temporary exhibit regarding a Belgian con artist. There's a lot of folders and literature and the desk clerks and other staff are all very helpful.

  • Great museum about the history of psychology. Apart from the main exhibition, there's always one or more temporary exhibitions too. The museum itself is located inside one of the most beautiful historical buildings of Ghent.

  • This museum is very nice and the people are friendly. I found the exhibit was really interesting about the history of mental illnesses. Also they're every couple of months the special exhibit is really interesting.

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