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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

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Address: Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 0032 09 240 07 00
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Largely Belgian Fine Arts

Extensive collection of works from the 15th to 20th Century and, currently, a special exhibition of photographs by pioneering English female photographer Judith Cameron.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Carmel Valley, California
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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Extensive collection of works from the 15th to 20th Century and, currently, a special exhibition of photographs by pioneering English female photographer Judith Cameron.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

On Wednesday you can ask a renovator of the Mystic Lamb about his work. The museum is not so big: it is renovated not that long ago. A would recommend a visit during the week when the painters are in the house in combination with a visit to a special exhibition.

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new jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This museum is fairly run of the mill except for the ability to watch the work being done on the Altarpiece from St Bavo. It is amazing to watch the restoration.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were surprised by the quality and depth of this Museum. Beautifully showcased. Great paintings from the Middle Ages. The restoration of the Sacred alter piece is being carried out here so it's interesting to watch the detail of the restoraction tea.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visiting this museum is worth it. Not expensive, we paid eight euro P.p. You can take pictures inside. Very nice art!

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stopped in because the museum is currently hosting a special exhibit of the photography of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879). The photos are well organized by theme. The brochure is very helpful. It provides considerable insight into her life and work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Me and my wife passes through Gent 30 years ago looking for Bruegel and Bosch, but we found the museum closed. Finally we got back. We spent several hours looking at treasures from the history of art. Amlong these was the fantastic pictures of Bruegel and the famous picture of Christ by Bosch. Do also stop to watch the stone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A bit out of the centre but easy to each by tram and then walk through the park. Huge museum with a wide-ranging collection of art from the Middle Ages to 20th Century. Stunning collection of early Flemish art including Bosch, van der Weyden, and others. Information sheets available in all rooms in English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had a few hours free on a Saturday morning and knew there were a couple of things I had to see while in Ghent for the first time. One naturally being the Ghent Altarpiece. I’d been informed that it was currently under restoration and a third of it was being held in the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had already planned to go to this museum, but since the day before snowed ant it day was increadibly cold, the Museum was a great option. Besides avoiding bad weather, the most important thing is that the Museum has a small but very nice collection of paintings. We spent a couple of hours there and really enjoyed it

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