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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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  • If you want to know more about the history of the beautyfull city of Ghent I advice you strongly to go and visit this very interesting museum , This museum explains the whole history from the early be...  more »
  • With the children to the Dragons exhibition. The audio guides were all charging leaving no was available for us. We did get a booklet along with explanation. It was interesting, but I think the kids had been better off with the audio guides. There was a play area with computer games from past to present, but they were all occupied by a youth movement who do not intend to let other children were also once try. Then a Hall where you own a dragon could. Was very nice. Though I had more help expected from the young lady out there supervised. She showed everyone a little on their own. This could more enthusiastic. The rest of the museum covers the history of Ghent. Sometimes quite interesting such as the theft of the Panel the just judges, sometimes very boring. The children do have a nice day.
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  • Interesting but too many items are not explained by the audio guides: it would be interesting to have at least a "subtitle" on each object in English. However visit which can be very long if you take the time to spend several hours in case of a rainy day. Although having not carried out it, I would advise the french tour that will allow to answer certain questions.
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