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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 #20 of 103 Attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A pleasant surprise in centre of old Ghent. Beautiful building and lovely displays. Lots to see in permanent collection and also regular exhibitions.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
7 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Slightly quirky little museum in a beautiful building in central Ghent. Interesting items covering many centuries and expansion work underway.

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Alfred, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The museum is in an 18th-century house with objects displayed in the historic spaces. I loved the installation of the modern objects mixed with the historic space and objects. The back wall of the courtyard is the front of a new modern wing with permanent collection and special shows, both interesting (plastics in the ocean and Finn Juhl, when I... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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