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STAM is the Ghent city museum. It presents the story of the city of Ghent. A permanent circuit leads visitors along a chronological trail of objects and multimedia which trace the development and growth of Ghent. Temporary exhibitions explore the...more
This was my favourite museum in Ghent by a long way
It is very well organized in a logical way, taking one through the overall history from ancient to modern and then exhibitions of various specific periods.
There are multilingual explanations throughout. There are benches...More
There are so many positive reviews that I'm beginning to think I missed something.
We found the museum a little underwhelming with much better alternatives in the city centre. The tram ride was more interesting!
The huge aerial shot of Ghent was amazing but I...More
The modern entrance leads into an old convent where the building equals the exhibits for interest. Some exquisite old manuscripts. The audio guide is essential. The route is a chronological trip through Ghent.
We spent around three hours here and you could easily spend more. Lots to see and learn about Ghent present and past, with very well presented exhibitions and lots of variety. Good book shop and lovely café too.