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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Some nice pieces, especially the medieval stuff, but overall we felt the collection was a bit limited. We used our gent city card so it was great to have entry to this gallery on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Some nice pieces, especially the medieval stuff, but overall we felt the collection was a bit limited. We used our gent city card so it was great to have entry to this gallery on that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A couple panels of Adoration of the Lamb (from St. Bavo) were there being restored; the restoration work was visible through glass. Otherwise the museum wasn't all that memorable. It's fairly large, and not particularly heavily traveled at least in mid summer. But the park around it is more interesting. We left after about an hour and a half.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The museum has a large collection of works from the later 15th to the 20th century and is well worth your time IF this interests you. As I have no real feeling with it, I did not quite get triggered. Something about the setup does not appeal and makes it less attractive for people without a love for art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My family and I visited Citadel Park and of the museums this was our favourite. We particularly enjoyed seeing the Belgian art and Cameron's photography pieces, finding the guide to this particularly insightful. We would visit again given the opportunity.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

One of the unmissable places of you're visiting Ghent and have any interest in the visual arts. There is a bias towards Flemish art, understandably, but who can complain at finding Bosch and Breughel in an art gallery?

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

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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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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