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STAM Ghent City Museum, Ghent

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Give yourself an introduction to the city at STAM Ghent City Museum, located inside a medieval refectory. The museum blends history with modern technology in a permanent multimedia circuit that leads you through the development of the town's society and culture. Follow this exhibit, called "The Story of Ghent," through its chronological presentation across six rooms. There are also themed photo exhibits, "listening benches" equipped with headphones that allow you to sit and listen to stories about Ghent from the voices of celebrities, as well as a gallery dedicated to the future. Guided tours of the museum are primarily for groups, so if you're traveling solo a self-guided tour is your best option. Book a tour of the city by boat, bike, or on foot from the museum. Arrange for a tour guide to meet you with bikes at the museum exit after your tour there. You can also purchase a Citycard Gent at the museum, which will get you discounted entry to almost every major attraction for three days. Use our Ghent vacation route planner to arrange your visit to STAM Ghent City Museum and other attractions in Ghent.
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  • We visited this museum on our very last day in Belgium and we are so glad we did! The building itself is very interesting architecturally, and impeccably maintained. It presents the very long, eventfu...  more »
  • For history lovers this is a great place. "The Story of Ghent" takes you through the whole history, with modern displays and explanations. The buildings were formerly a Catholic monastery or hospital ...  more »
  • An example of an old church being repurposed as a museum. It turned out very well. I tool the tram from Old Town then had a short walk. Very easy to get to. Wasn't crowded the day I was there. Exhibit...  more »
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  • Tells a great story about the history of Ghent with some modern gadgets in the museum. A good price for what you get. I really recommend to come here when you're in Ghent!
  • The building in itself, an old church, is already worth a visit. The museum inside is the perfect way to learn more about beautiful Gent, and how important the city was in the past in Europe. Then have a drink/snack at the cafe and you'll have spent a really nice day 😉
  • Great way to know about Ghent history. I recommend the audio guide. I saw the temporary exposition of Dragons and it wasn't for me, it looked a bit silly. I liked the temporary exhibition about urban environment, too bad that there wasn't any English information.
  • Worth a look, not a lot of information in english. Great cafe
  • Fascinating museum with an excellent use of technology and design to tell the story of Ghent through the ages. Not everything is in English, but who reads everything in a museum anyway?