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Kraanlei 65, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 269 23 50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your time in Ghent is limited skip this place. We like unique museums specially when they are in old houses like this one, but the exhibition is totally forgivable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jcisinthehouse
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Thank heavens it is part of the Gent City Card. It is a simple museum that offers a collection of artifacts from the early 50's to represent Belgian life post WWII as modernization began. It can be a nostalgic trip for some but I don't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Helen R
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Every time we go to Ghent and it's not raining, we have a drink on this terrace. We love to find ourselves away from the crowd and enjoy some rest. Sometimes, local bands are performing here for free. Do take the time to discover this.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sonia D
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Each room exhibited artefacts of largely Belgian family life in the 1950s. I liked the emphasis on Christian traditions. Surprisingly one large exhibit of a Christian theme was accompanied with Islamic music! One section of rooms was scattered with modern recording, music mixing and lighting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anthony B
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I'm in a wheelchair. You can imagine how difficult it would be for me to visit the The House of Alijn, if you have been there, considering the 3 huge steps at the entrance. That didn't stop the 2 amazing women, in charge of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WillChair76
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Rooms with 1950s and 1960s memorabilia. Not really a folklore museum as billed. Beautiful courtyard and buildings. Overrun with school groups made seeing everything difficult at times.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kate W
Reviewed June 18, 2018

With original expositions all the time, this is a small museum which is definitely worth the visit if you're around exploring the Count's Castle or Patershol. You will learn a lot of how people used to live around here, and the changing expositions are always...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RandallSilver
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Myself and a friend visited and we were struck as to how very similar fashions views etc were the same in Belgium as in the UK. We throughly enjoyed our visit, seeing lot's of items that reminded us of our past and our children. Great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Delores1927
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is a museum of everyday life, which might sound a bit mundane. However, we found it fascinating. There are very good, clear information boards, which help to get an insight into Belgian life and traditions. There is an on-site cafe and a puppet theatre.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank grafran
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We first visited this museum in 2015 and loved the photo booth. We decided to revisit to get some updated photos and revisit the exhibits. This is good for older couples. Kids would be bored though.

Date of experience: April 2018
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