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Design Museum Gent

Jan Breydelstraat 5, Ghent BE-9000, Belgium
32 9 267 99 99
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Ranked #14 of 114 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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quebec
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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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London
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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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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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This isn't one of the major historical sights, but the design museum is sizable and has a very interesting permanent collection. Part of the building is old with beautiful rooms set up with historic furniture and other pieces. The new part has more modern design from Belgium and when we went there was a fantastic exhibit on plastic and debris... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent eclectic collection. We were very disappointed that the exhibition regarding oceanic pollution was titled only in Flemish. Whereas the rest of the exhibits were titled in several languages, French and English, the exhibition was not. This was a great shame for us - we could manage in French, English and German but, alas, our Flemish is somewhat limited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Spanning centuries of design, this museum houses excellent pieces, which are representatives of their period. Although we came here simply because this museum was included in the Ghent Card, we are very happy that we did.

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A museum of art is most of the time ones first choice. But one should, in the first place, try to surprise oneselves! Come on, design museum! And what an excellent decision.Something old, something new.something unexpected. Recognition! I have that vase at home. Awareness..... There is something there for everyone, let alone the building itselve. We enjoyed ourselves, very much!

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