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Design museum Gent, Ghent
(3.5/5 based on 400+ 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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  • If you are a student of design this is well worth a visit. It takes 30-45 minutes and is a trove of famous design from Belgium, with an eclectic mix of pieces from the past and present. 
  • Because the Design Museum can be visited for free with the City Card am I stepped into this museum because it's on my route. I had no expectations and left me a total surprise what this museum has to offer. Unfortunately that was for me very little. In the museum, the exhibition ' Bike to the future ' where some nice bikes, but the large majority was the trouble of ignoring well worth it. The permanent exhibition is housed in a stately building where every room different is classified but where I still to this day wonder where this actually was about. The highlight of the museum is the toilet visit where you the greatest art in the whole of this museum. Here I come definitely not a second time inside.
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  • In the front part are some beautiful pieces at the back is actually the real museum where temporary exhibitions are held. We had bad luck since we just fell between 2 exhibitions and through which we have visited only 2 floors. What stands out is that we have so many utensils used and even thrown away without realizing what their art historical worth. You look pieces of furniture we own (replicas) in our homes have or have had. It was surprising and inspiring. But at this time (October) something to little supply
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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!