We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“the temporary silver exhibition was great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Design Museum Gent

Design Museum Gent
Jan Breydelstraat 5, Ghent BE-9000, Belgium
32 9 267 99 99
Improve this listing
Ranked #24 of 163 things to do in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Attraction details
Amsterdam
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“the temporary silver exhibition was great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

but the rest of the collection didn't do it for me. seemed more like a collection of wannabe design that is interesting because someone said it is. none of it lit a spark in me...

but the building itself is very nice and worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

252 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    81
    107
    50
    12
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Small museum, not a huge collection, entertaining but not a lot of stunning facts to learn however. Maybe some interactive features could give the museum some edge.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reading
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Stimulating exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A great Design Museum that puts many others in the shade. In two halves - a few small older rooms and some impressive modern spaces with a variety of temporary and permanent exhibitions.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We ducked in here to get out of the rain and weren't disappointed. A wonderful collection of fabulous design including a special exhibiton of the Japanese designer Kuramata. Well worth a visit

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Smithtown, New York
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“A must for architecture or internal decorating buffs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Found this museum by accident while wandering around Ghent one morning. It left a big impression on me. Extremely interesting design elements and furnishings. Not a bad stop if you have any interest in design.

Visited April 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Design Museum Gent also viewed

Ghent, East Flanders Province
Ghent, East Flanders Province
 
Ghent, East Flanders Province
Ghent, East Flanders Province
 

Been to Design Museum Gent? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Design Museum Gent, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.