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Depends on the theme of the temporary exhibition

The relatively small museum (+- 1h30) hosts a permanent exhibition, that is not well displayed, and... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
CedricJacquet
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Namur, Belgium
A wonderful space very cleverly arranged

The objects are laid out so that you can see a selection depending on which booklet you use as your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WendyBB2014
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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The objects are laid out so that you can see a selection depending on which booklet you use as your guide. Mine was 'Curiosity' and included an extraordinary 1950s household appliance as well as a milking machine that could be confused with a Russian samovar. Wonderful stuff! The Composits in Design exhibition sounds boring but in fact is completely fascinating!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not doubt the integrity and importance of the collection, but I found the way the exhibits are organised to be difficult to follow. If you are a design expert I'm sure it's intellectually rewarding. As a lay observer, I was expecting a history of design through the recent decades. It wasn't like that at all. May appeal though.

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Reviewed September 29, 2018

The current exhibit highlights the work of Maarten Baas. While I could appreciate the spirit of some of the work, my spouse is more of a form and function person and did not enjoy the exhibit. The 18th C house is interesting in itself. Hopefully you will be visiting on the Gent City Card.

Thank Helen R
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited here with 6 adults, a 3 year old and a baby. You can’t take pushchairs into the building, there was a trail of some sort for children but there was no translation to English.
Some of the art was interesting but we didn’t feel it was child friendly

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Reviewed September 21, 2018

This museum was a bit of a surprise and not what I was expecting from 'medieval' Ghent. Well worth visiting, both for its temporary exhibitions and permanent displays. All housed in a beautiful building in the centre of the old part of the city. Design Museum Gent is the only museum in Belgium with an international design collection. I think, judging from some of the items in the collection, that the curators have a real sense of fun. Would definitely go again.

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Went to the design museum on a whim, while exploring the old town and I'm glad I did! A nicely curated set of contemporary design in and old townhouse to start and then an amazing airy building with a great overview of product and furniture design on the other side of the building. And the youth ticket is so cheap! Honestly my best experience in Ghent!

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

We thought we visited a design museum. Of course there are many opinions about design, but for us... we had expected more.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The relatively small museum (+- 1h30) hosts a permanent exhibition, that is not well displayed, and not the most interesting ... However, the temporary exhibition is often really interesting, and definitely worth seeing.

Thank CedricJacquet
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I like design and I visited the museum a couple of times in the past. Its central location next to the Korenmarkt makes it very accesible although there are no escalators, only staircases. There was a temporary exhibition on the works of Maarten Baas who walks the fine line between design and art. Breath taking! They also introduced a new look on their permanent collections by introducing routes. Each route takes you through a subset of the collection by focussing on a specific topic, e.g. What is the story behind the object, Is the ecological, What is the object made of, What do children think about the object.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We read about this museum in our guidebook and expected a history of Belgian design from Art Nouveau onwards. It is.... But it's very jumbled and pretentious with classic pieces all shown along with modern installation art and 'clever' modern pieces. If you like pretension and are happy to hand over €10 for an expensive climb up and down some beautiful white stairs, well, go for it. I didn't get it, though.

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