Stam Gent City MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Godshuizenlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium, Ghent
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 329-2671400
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museums, History Museums, Architecture , Heritage Building
There is no single historical factor that influenced Gent more than others. The city has many layers to it’s identity it’s a cultural hotspot, a seaport, a student town and a historical destination. This city museum unveils these layers for the visitor. Over six rooms, the Story of Gent traces the medieval beginnings, the orthodox Early Modern Era, the Industrial Revolution to the present. The displays are nicely interactive, meaning you can immerse yourself in the stories, but with a touch of authenticity thanks to all the artefacts on display. The building itself is a beautiful old abbey decorated with fine wall paintings. The exhibits actually progress with the building’s own development the Baroque architecture room covers the 18th and 19th centuries. Your Gent tour begins here.Located on Gent's inner ring road about 1 km from the city centre.
- Audio guide available in Dutch, German, French and English.
- Fully wheelchair accessible.
- EUR 6 for age above 65 years and EUR 2 for age between 19 to 25 years.
- Tickets Free for age under 19 years.
- Tram1[Van Nassaustraat-Veergrep-Verlorenkost stop].
- Tram4-24 [Bijlokehof stop].
- Bus 6 [Bijlokehof - Bijloke stop].
- St. Pieters Railway station15 min to walk.
- Kaffee A Capella
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28.08% of people who visit Ghent include Stam Gent City Museum in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
39.86% of people start their Stam Gent City Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Stam Gent City Museum
93.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stam Gent City Museum
This museum is fascinating! It gives a great peek into the history of Ghent and it’s enjoyable to wander the buildings and grounds of this old hospital zone and imagine what it must have been like 100’s of years ago. There are some cool LEGO towers here, and interesting exhibitions- I just wish I had seen the English language booklet for the crime exhibition sooner.
Great way to situate yourself with the city of Ghent, both in the physical and historical context. The majority of the signs are in Flemish but there's enough English for visitors to follow the main story. There is a very nice cafe with excellent teas/coffees and tarts/cakes to recharge afterwards.
Very nice museum, full of medieval books (what very interesting for me) and ather stuff. One minus and why 4 stars - no any description in English. Come on guys! Such a popular place and we should take audio guide in English for 3€. Just translate sights!
Great interactive museum, so kids will love it as much as adults. There are temporary exhibitions as well, so there's interest all the time. The staff are very friendly, even letting us into a part of the building closed off to visitors simply so we could place a photo we had bought at the flea market. The cafe is very nice, too
Fantastic museum showing the history of Ghent in a different way