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Design Museum Gent

Address: Jan Breydelstraat 5, Ghent BE-9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 9 267 99 99
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Ranked #18 of 100 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were going to give this a miss but glad we didn't. It is a wonderful airy building with lots to see particularly with regard to the best in modern domestic design. Go into the lighting exhibition and take photos of your party in the 3 coloured rooms. They are bare except for a colour of light and the photos... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was a really interesting museum full of things from different periods. I particularly liked the section with the art nouveau furniture. The lighting exhibition was most interesting and it was clear that not a lot has changed since the invention of the light bulb, but how that changed our lives ! Great modern design icons and excellent / interesting... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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305 reviews 305 reviews
212 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Museum itself is a splendid 18th Palace in the old part of Ghent. When I was there the first part of the tour was through the restored rooms of the old house which house some very lovely furniture and had been elegantly restored. For some reason, perhaps a statement, each of the rooms had a rather horrible contemporary piece... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

An interesting museum in a lovely building! The light exhibition was especially interesting and was well laid out with plenty of great exhibits. The lighting features in the older styled rooms were very well done. The rest of the museum was pretty good too. Definitely worth a visit!

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London
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's an odd place I felt, but the light exhibition was pretty cool. Wifi is free just ask from reception. Went in twice. It was open fairly late but near to closing time. When it got to closing time, all the lights were abruptly switched off and we were told that's it, we had to leave as it's closing time.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Really interesting and great lighting exhihbit, excellent collection of 20th century design and furniture

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Sydney, Australia
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67 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Whilst there are some interesting aspects to the permanent exhibits here, the really good part from our perspective was the temporary exhibit about the development and many other aspects of lighting. The topic is approached from both a historical and educational perspective, and there are also a series of installations and related pieces of art. Fascinating.

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La Jolla, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had no idea of what to expect when visiting this museum, but we spent several delightful hours here. We liked the juxtaposition of old and new in the older part of the building, and thought the exhibit about the trash found in the oceans to be both fascinating and horrifying. We also loved the exhibit of chairs and the... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There was an exhibition of lighting (Lightopia) when we visited which was brilliant; really interesting an different. Loved the contrast between the old and the new. Thoroughly recommend. Would also highly recommend the CityPass as great value for money.

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

we are design lovers, but this museum is petit and you really don't need more than an hour. There are some interesting pieces, but not many..

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