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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
0032 09 240 07 00
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Ranked #10 of 103 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

...feels a bit empty! There is a good collection, but perhaps it does not carry as much Bosch or Rubens as I hoped it would. A real bonus, though, is that each room has cards in English which makes up for the fact that the information cards next to the paintings are only in Dutch. It is also fantastic that... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Good location, especially if you get there by bike. The museum is laid out nicely, you can move through it at a decent pace. Some nice pieces.

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Chicago
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We didn't expect the depth and variety of art that we found here. Sadly, we were the only people there. I wish more people were enjoying this treasure trove.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A hidden gem a little out of town centre but worth the effort. Current restoration of Van Eyke's Adoration of the Lamb visible through glass, fascinating! Staff at museum cafe less welcoming.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The museum is quite a distance from city center, but fairly accessible by tram. The short walk from the tram to the museum through a beautiful park, complete with an antique merry-go-round, was refreshing and peaceful. Although the museum had some interesting pieces, the surprising highlight of our visit was the restoration room where we were lucky enough to watch... More 

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London
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126 reviews 126 reviews
20 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's about a fifteen minute walk to get to this museum from the centre but worth it - and you can tram it of course. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful - they spoke excellent English. It's a bit of a barn of a place with large and rather soulless rooms. When we went in mid-week September there... More 

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Mechelen
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A great collection of local Belgian artists and many others. Also a viewing area of the restoration of some major works. Very interesting. We only made it around about half of the collection in a couple of hours. Mostly well displayed although a couple of rooms had large window which meant that you had to position yourself to see a... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Bit out of town centre. Best visited by tram, itself an adventure. Really beautiful range of paintings. Henri de Braekleer? was fantastic revelation for me. Bit like my favourite Vermeer. In lovely garden setting. Close to more modern art museum, not my cup of tea I am afraid. Stick to fine art.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

nice museum with great art not that far from city centre. We walked it but there are trams available. The staff were helpful. Museum is set in a park with a little waterfall.

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Congleton
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Set in a pleasant park. A large museum with a lot of fine artworks on show, mainly European artists I've never heard of but all the pieces were of top quality. Well worth a visit.

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