The best museums in Ghent in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Ghent, Belgium, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Ghent, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Ghent.

These are the best museums in Ghent:

  1. Lakenhalle Gent1

    Lakenhalle Gent

  2. Museum of Fine Arts Ghent2

    Museum of Fine Arts Ghent

    Museum of Fine Arts Ghent is one of the oldest museums in Belgium. The museum displays a collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, drawings and graphics. It owns two works by Hieronymus Bosch and etchings of James Ensor. In addition, it displays works by Maarten Van Heemskerck, Pieter Breughe
  3. Ghent city museum3

    Ghent city museum

    Ghent City Museum (STAM) is housed in the 14th-century Bijloke Abbey. The museum depicts the story of Ghent with more than 300 collection pieces and interactive multimedia. Visitors take a journey through time. The story begins with the growth and prosperity of the medieval city. The modern city of
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  5. St. Bavo's Cathedral Ghent4

    St. Bavo's Cathedral Ghent

  6. Museum Dr. Guislain5

    Museum Dr. Guislain

    Museum Dr. Guislain is housed in the former Hospice Guislain from 1857, the first institution in Belgium specifically built for the treatment of the mentally ill. Dr. Guislain was a pioneer in that field. The museum shows the history of psychiatry and 'madness'. A photo collection illustrates life i
  7. Heritage Centre ǀ Sisters of Charity JM6

    Heritage Centre ǀ Sisters of Charity JM

    The Heritage Centre | Sisters of Charity preserves and tells the history of the Sisters of Charity and their achievements in the field of education, health care, and welfare. By extension, we tell the story of women religious in general, of their life behind the convent walls, and of the pioneeri
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  9. Design museum Gent7

    Design museum Gent

    Design museum Gent is housed in the 18th-century Hotel de Coninck. The collection of the museum mainly consists of modern and contemporary design objects from 1860 to now. The objects that were created before 1860 form the basis for the modern and contemporary design. The old museum collection mainl
  10. Industriemuseum8


    MIAT (Museum about industry, labour and textile) illustrates the evolution of industrial society from 1750 to now. Periods covered are: the first Industrial Revolution, the rise of the machine, the evolution of the consumption and information society, the evolving technology and everyday life. Spec
  11. House of Alijn9

    House of Alijn

    The House of Alijn is located in the Children Alijn Hospital, a former place of worship. The museum is dedicated to the popular culture in the 20th century. The basis of the collection is formed from the collection of the Museum of Folklore. The collection includes thousands of objects, documents, p
  12. Provinciaal Cultuurcentrum Caermersklooster10

    Provinciaal Cultuurcentrum Caermersklooster

  13. Gravensteen11


  14. Kunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij12

    Kunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij

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  16. De wereld van Kina: de Tuin13

    De wereld van Kina: de Tuin

  17. Arnold Vander Haeghen House14

    Arnold Vander Haeghen House

  18. Museum voor Geschiedenis van de Geneeskunde15

    Museum voor Geschiedenis van de Geneeskunde

  19. De wereld van Kina: het Huis16

    De wereld van Kina: het Huis

  20. 17

    Ghent university museum

    The gent university museum (GUM) opened on 23 oktober 2020 and collections of multiple smaller museums that existed before. It has collections related to all university activities including zoology, morphology, science, history, medicine, history and ethnographicism. It is located next to the "botan
  21. Groot Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth18

    Groot Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth

  22. Etnografische verzamelingen van de Universiteit Gent19

    Etnografische verzamelingen van de Universiteit Gent

  23. Museum voor Stenen Voorwerpen20

    Museum voor Stenen Voorwerpen


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