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Design Museum Gent

Jan Breydelstraat 5, Ghent BE-9000, Belgium
32 9 267 99 99
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Ranked #15 of 114 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Timmins, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The sea garbage exhibit was interesting. The rest was not very interesting to me. Not the best thing I did in Ghent.

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The design museum is not so big and don't expect to many big names here. But it sometimes has good temporary exhibitions like one on Coca-Cola in the past.

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Brussels, Belgium
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77 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I think that the museum has wonderful works of arts, in overall it was a good experience. The museum was bigger than I expected. I like the permanent collection. What I did not like was the lack of information. There are not leaflets that explains for example that this was the house of a rich family "Hotel de Connink". When... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For people who are looking for historic places in Ghent, this museum is a great diversion: modern, spacious and filled with light. There are already historic Art Deco pieces too, to be sure - but mostly it is conemporary stuff.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Currently featuring temporary exhibitions on the affect plastic has on the environment and the works of furniture designer Finn Juhl, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Design Museum. The exhibitions are well laid out, informative and thought provoking. The permanent collections feature Art Deco and Art Nouveau furniture and ceramics as well as a further collection modern furniture design... More

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Merelbeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

All kinds of stuff, but again, I am a museum goer with 3 little kids and they loved it. Beautiful vases, fascinating furniture, cups, saucers, what not? And a cute Playmobil activity for the children. Find the different playmobil-puppets in the different rooms. They skip the parts they don't like, study some rooms in detail, but the puppets make them... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Interesting museum in a lovely old building in the centre of town. Currently includes a thought-provoking exhibition on the impact of discarded plastic on marine life - particularly liked the hilarious video on the life of a plastic bag. There is a diverse mix elsewhere, including lot of furniture and ceramics

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Probably the setting is as interesting as the expositions . I am not sure that the recycled art was impressive yet it stirred my imagination. I liked the table made of old books and the 50th chairs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Yes, right now there is an exhibition about discarded plastic which is well enough done but we heard it all 20 years ago and not much has changed. But that's about a quarter of the space. The rest is devoted to modern furniture design, art nouveau, art deco and some rooms from the 19th century with Empire, Baroque and Directoire... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This museum is like a tardis - looks small on the outside and inside runs to several floors with different wings all displaying fascinating exhibits. There is an excellent and thought provoking exhibition on at the moment on the impact of our discarded plastic on marine life. There is also some beautiful vases including fantastic art deco work. In the... More

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