Design museum Gent, Ghent

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Experience one of the best Belgian collections of Art Deco and 17th- and 18th-century furnishings art at Design museum Gent. The main attraction is the acclaimed art nouveau exhibit with works by Paul Hankar and Victor Horta. The Hotel de Coninck, built in 1755, is an appropriate location for the vintage furnishings collection with murals, wall-coverings, light fixtures, and furniture from over 200 years ago. While permanent collections tend to be more traditional, many modern art collections are exhibited throughout the museum, showcasing current Belgian designers. Learn how light can be integrated into traditional and non-traditional art forms in a light exhibit. Explore the eco-activist in you by learning how environmental issues can be transformed into art. Finally, admire the old and new glass art from countries throughout Europe. Use our Ghent planning app to arrange your visit to Design museum Gent and other attractions in Ghent.
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  • Loved this art and design museum. An eclectic array of modern and antique pieces. ,ranging from furniture to jewellery. Many items I would have liked to have taken with me, especially the table made o...  more »
  • We discovered this show by chance as we stroll this beautiful street of the centre of the beautiful city of Ghent. Advertising for this expo invites himself in the street and brings us there by natural curiosity... Then, once past the entrance, it connects the different rooms with amusement, amazement, reflection or even fears... According to mood, envy, hopes. In any case, exposure is sufficiently didactic to the news, the economy, technology and politics in perspective. At the corner of some rooms, you can see snippets of the life of the Museum. Attention it was warm enough (in comparison with the outdoor cold. The locker room is on the left on entering... If we miss, we may end up the jacket to the arm.)
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  • The expo is well mounted and even at a busy time, it circulates without problem. A lot of interactivity, a lot of multimedia: it's rich and pleasing. Simple questions are asked, many elements are delivered to enrich the reflection, but no answer is dictation and that's very significant. Everything is presented in Flemish, English and french. Allow two to three hours for the tour.
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  • Really amazing museum! We didn't have much time in Gent and also we had no plans for that day. Anyways, the idea to go to the design museum just fitted perfectly to our dayplan. It's that kind of museum, where you can take your whole family with. It had some activities for kids and some interesting expositions for older ones. I personally loved the whole museum. There was currently a robot exposition, which was super cool. (PS! Star Wars fans- they had R2-D2!!!!!) And those who are interested in architecture- the whole building was like an exposition itself! If you have time, definitely go there! (The tickets were really cheap for under 26yo, if i remember correctly, just 2€)
  • Small museum. Nice for a rainy day. Nice staff. Backpacks need to go in lockers and they only have a limited amount available. Coats can be hung on rack but unsupervised. Building is a cool combo of old and new.
  • Amazing museum! Looking good on the inside and outside. The "hello, robot." exhibition was absolutely great. Definitely worth a visit, and highly recommended to try and make it on time for the "hello, robot." exhibition!
  • Really informative exhibition on about Human’s relationship with robots and looking ahead to the very possible reality of superintelligence. A great way to spend a couple of hours.
  • Fantastic museum and great exhibit about robots. Also cool room about Disarming Design from Palestine. Would recommend

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