All history museums and attractions to visit in Ghent

Ghent (Belgium) is a good place to visit if you are interested in history. Below we list all 18 history museums in Ghent, to lose yourself in the place's cultural heritage and local history.

Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Ghent? These are the ones:

  1. Lakenhalle Gent1

    Lakenhalle Gent

    The Ghent Cloth Hall is a building that was used as a trading and stacking place for cloth in the Middle Ages. The building also houses the museum of the Guild of St. Michael - a fencing museum.
  2. Ghent city museum2

    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
  3. St. Bavo's Cathedral Ghent3

    St. Bavo's Cathedral Ghent

    St. Bavo's Cathedral Ghent is characterized by a collection of religiously inspired art accumulated over centuries. The oldest objects date from the 8th century, the youngest from the 20th century. A showpiece is the "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," a work by brothers Jan and Hubrecht Van Eyck.
  4. Museum Dr. Guislain4

    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
  5. Heritage Centre ǀ Sisters of Charity JM5

    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
  6. Industriemuseum6


    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
  7. House of Alijn7

    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
  8. Provinciaal Cultuurcentrum Caermersklooster8

    Provinciaal Cultuurcentrum Caermersklooster

  9. Gravensteen9


    The Castle of the Counts is Flanders' only remaining medieval castle with a virtually intact defense system. Inside the castle are the Museum of Justice and Weapons. The Justice Museum displays court objects and torture instruments: restraints from the Central Prison and from the mentally ill men's
  10. Groot Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth10

    Groot Begijnhof Sint-Elisabeth

    The Great Beguinage of St. Elizabeth is a testimony to the beguine movement in a setting of tranquility.
  11. Kunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij11

    Kunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij

    Kunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij paints a picture of the abbey using the digital monk Allison. The monk addresses the visitor from a "movie guide. Most of the current buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries. The refectory, however, dates back to the Middle Ages. In addition to the permanent exhibi
  12. Arnold Vander Haeghen House12

    Arnold Vander Haeghen House

    Hotel Clemmen is a museum in the middle of Ghent's commercial center. Highlights of the collection include a reconstruction of the study and library of Belgian Nobel laureate Maurice Maeterlinck and a Chinese salon. Hotel Clemmen in a patrician residence built in 1746 to the design of David 't Kindt
  13. Museum voor Geschiedenis van de Geneeskunde13

    Museum voor Geschiedenis van de Geneeskunde

    The Museum of History of Medicine is located in the middle wing of the former Dominican monastery "The Building. The museum's collection includes appliances and instruments, iconography and paintings and sculptures.
  14. Etnografische verzamelingen van de Universiteit Gent14

    Etnografische verzamelingen van de Universiteit Gent

    The Ethnographic Collections of UGent (EVUG) is the oldest ethnographic collection in Flanders. The first objects came from Java (Indonesia) and were acquired in 1825. The permanent display includes some 350 objects from Africa, Oceania, Indonesia and the Americas.
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    Het Archeologisch Museum (UGent)

    The Archaeological Museum (UGent) is housed in Het Pand, the former Dominican monastery. The collection consists of finds of both Mediterranean and regional origin.
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    De school van toen

    The school of the time is housed in an old Ghent schoolhouse built in 1901. The museum paints a picture of what the various classes looked like around 1920. It also introduces visitors to the way the subjects were taught. The museum's collection includes school furniture, photographs, decorative han
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    Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis Gent - Amsab

    The Institute of Social History Ghent - Amsab preserves and provides access to the heritage of the socialist labor movement, small-left parties, movements around the environment, peace, women's emancipation, migrants, LGBT and the Third World. The archive includes an image and sound archive, flags,
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    Archief OCMW Gent

    The Archives OCMW Gent runs from the French era (1796 - 1815), spans the Dutch era (1815 - 1830) and ends in 1925. In addition, the Archives has a library of historical and legal works that can be consulted in the reading room. Exhibitions are organized from the Archives on a regular basis.

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