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Design museum Gent, Ghent

(3.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Ghent vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Design museum Gent and other attractions in Ghent.
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  • This was a very nice surprise to me. If you are just a bit intrested in modern design and interior design you must go here. Very nice building with entrance in an old building connected to new built e...  more »
  • Love the combination of old and new. And they have such great designers. Also it was many recycled materials being built into new ways of living. 
  • Very nice basic collection with illustations and extra information, interesting temporary exhibitions. 
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  • Beautiful museum. Over the various floors, they run multiple exhibitions.. All very different, and very interesting. I went to see a bicycle exhibition and ended up seeing a Japanese architecture exhibit, as well.
  • One of the only design museums of the country with interesting varied temporary exhibitions. The fixed collection is somewhat dusty and doesn't really reflect the varied design history. A new book shop and the central location make it a must.
  • One of the only design museums of the country with interesting varied temporary exhibitions.
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  • They were having an exhibition on chairs at the time, which was fascinating to say the least. The museum itself is really lovely, and definitely a good way to spend an afternoon. We handily fell into the 19-26 age bracket, so it was only €2 to enter!