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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  • I've been to many museums in the world and you expected to see in this sample of the design and the Belgian avant-garde but has been a disappointment. Rooms disjointed and without explanations, sloppiness, lack of harmony and above all lack of product. It is the first time that I qualify as dreadful an attraction as in all you see something that surprises you, less in this. And in addition to payment! I do not recommend it to anyone.
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  • Our visit fell. There was a fabric exhibition and who was downright boring. The fixed pieces are beautiful but not really worth the trouble ticket in our opinion. With 40 minutes we were back outside.
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  • I made this museum with my children adolescents 11 and 14 at their request. They loved it! The Museum is very bright, and the marriage between the old and the new is very harmonious. What discovery for the kids to see that objects to forms and sober lines he loves are not so recent that! The temporary exhibition on textile designs of the young designer of Ghent was very nice, a pity that there is no explanation on the steps.
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  • Very cool Hello Robot exhibition on the past and present robotics Ai and much more. The future is here. Great price for young people (up to 25)
  • The "Hello, Robot" exposition was very elaborate, perhaps too elaborate and with many ethical questions asked, which makes it less suitable for children. Many innovations are shown of which I did not know of prior to my visit. Next to the main exposition, there is the permanent collection, which is currently being reorganised.
  • Being an industrial designer, I was definitely the target audience for this museum, but I have no doubt any lover of design would enjoy a visit here. There were a surprising number of interactive exhibits, and the textile area was very impressive. Plenty to see for kids and adults—I only wish we had been able to spend more time there.
  • Don't waste €8 on the entry fee. Although big, the items on show are quite lame. Some of the items are literally garbage, while others only figuratively. I think I was only impressed with one or two pieces in the entire museum. Your time will be better spent walking around in the wonderful city of Gent.
  • The amount of design can wow you, but it's not a big collection. Big plus is the interactive part of the museum! Explore all the floors engage with the pieces.

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