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Address: Jan Breydelstraat 5, Ghent BE-9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 9 267 99 99
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Thoughtful presentation is in mid-move to new premises

For the cyclo-phile their was a great exhibition of bicycle developments. Well presented with plenty of room to browse. Full range of items not available due to impending move.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a nice collection of art nouveau, sadly they decide not to display it. The display of the permanent collection is poor. The museum does have regular exhibits, and if you are interested in the topic it is worthwhile to go, but still expensive.

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Ghent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In all honesty, once we went inside they did warn us that the full collection was not available as they are in the middle of remodelling / moving. And we paid a lower admission fee because of this. The building itself and the way the items are exhibited is actually quite nice, very light, very roomy. But I wasn't very... More 

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Kildare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the cyclo-phile their was a great exhibition of bicycle developments. Well presented with plenty of room to browse. Full range of items not available due to impending move.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The museum is nicely designed, and the fee for young people is very low. For me as an adult it was not good enough considering the high prize. Out of four floors, only the basement I found interesting. Maybe it's just bad timing but it still wasn't good enough for me

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

So much fun seeing new creative ideas and learning how others see things and create. To us bicycles are just a tool for riding to others they are truly works of art. Highly recommend a visit before the display changes.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The Gent Design Museum, conveniently located in the historic city center, pays tribute to Belgian creative designers through the ages. But if that's not really your cup of tea, go for the Bike to the Future exhibit, which runs through Oct 2016. The exhibit opens with the famous quote from our favorite 80s time-traveling adventure: "Roads? Where we're going we... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The only design museum in Belgium with such an international collection. If you still have time, visit Bike to the Future!

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Tried this museum as an escape from a passing shower of rain. Quite expensive admission prices but we thought it would pass an hour or so. The most interesting section was the temporary exhibition on futuristic bicycle design, and on the lower floor a exhibition about Japanese living spaces (mainly photos and a video). Our enjoyment was impaired by the... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

It has been years since I rode a bike or took any interest in them, but this exhibit certainly caught my imagination.. Some of the bikes were really pieces of high tech.art they were so attractive - shame they didn't quote a price. Some of them were probably priced in the thousands of Euros. . Others were a bit quirky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This museum had several interesting installments when we visited: a very fascinating bicycle presentation (fascinating since I had just finished a bicycle tour in the Netherlands), a study of Japanese housing and of course, the building is an old house which has been refurnished and used as a venue for period furniture and modern art pieces. I would say something... More 

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