Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent

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  • Some good sections, but overall not clear what you were looking at or how things linked together. Some more explanation of the items on display would help a lot, and maybe some more information on the...  more »
  • Museum is located in a truly stunning building. It gives you a very wide view of psychiaterie. Very impressive!
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  • Nothing to be said about the building. Impressive to that just in Ghent. The topic certainly put your thinking. A pity that so little is invested in the permanent exhibition. Which is really dated: poor lighting, little creative captions unreadable by exhibition, often faded or too small letters. That should (with volunteers or interns set up can be much better anyway. The building also makes a mind voiding impression. So we visited a dirty toilet annex cleaning ' loft '. As it is now, it is not worth the entrance fee.
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  • Really fascinating museum. The building itself is really beautiful on the outside. I found the permanent exhibit (history of psychiatry) both interesting and disturbing. There was a special exhibit on anxiety that I enjoyed. Loved the mix of objects, photos, videos, and words.
  • Absolutely amazing museum! It contains multiple exhibits at a pristine location (the old asylum), which aren't limited to the history of psychiatry. There were also two great art exhibits and a temporary exhibit regarding a Belgian con artist. There's a lot of folders and literature and the desk clerks and other staff are all very helpful.
  • Really great museum! Quite varied -- there's a permanent exhibit on the history of psychiatry, plus a large collection of bizarro outsider art and a temporary exhibition (until May, the theme is Angst). The location is beautiful, and the staff is very nice. Would highly recommend!
  • Great museum about the history of psychology. Apart from the main exhibition, there's always one or more temporary exhibitions too. The museum itself is located inside one of the most beautiful historical buildings of Ghent.
  • This museum is very nice and the people are friendly. I found the exhibit was really interesting about the history of mental illnesses. Also they're every couple of months the special exhibit is really interesting.
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