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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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Outstanding Museum.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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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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Oslo, Norway
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We spent hours in here for their current Love Letters in Peace and War exhibition. Students and youth tickets are only €2! Best part is that they have mixed media, detailed and beautiful stories/guides in French, Dutch and English, and they put a lot of work into making a chronological, thematic tour. There's even some O'Keefe, Rodin, and others. Loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Love Letters in war and peace expo was fantastic. A lovely collection of letters, paintings, photos and some film clips. It was a really moving collection that captured the massive change that occurred in society between the late 1800s and 1920. A fascinating collection. We also enjoyed the traditional flemish masterpieces. Definitely worth a visit.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The room devoted to the restoration of the 'Ghent altarpiece' is well worth a visit but the rest of the collection is rather thin. There are, unsurprisingly, quite a few paintings by the 'Flemish Primitives' but only a very few by Bosch, Rogier van der Weyden and the other well-known masters. Other periods are very poorly represented. There are much... More 

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