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“Interesting overview of the city”

STAM Ghent City Museum
Ranked #6 of 180 things to do in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 concept of 'urbanity' from different angles. STAM's real showpiece, its raison d'être, is the city itself. A visit to the city museum is not complete without a visit to Ghent.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Museum of the history of Gent from earliest settlement to modern day; very well laid out; helpful staff and a wonderful cafe

Thank elby60
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

As an urban historian, I really admired the Ghent City Museum, for its building design, the exhibits and the very precious materials on the history of the city exhibited there. Don't miss it if you visit Ghent.

Thank 4seyyah
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

6€ entrance but 4.50€ for over 55s. Very interesting exhibition about the vooruit co-operative community with an interesting and informative leaflet in English. The museum is set out chronologically with rooms covering different epochs in the city's history. (English guide available to borrow at the ticket desk.) Interactive screens are dotted around and there is a room full of Lego to let your imagination run free.

1  Thank Siouxsie54
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

STAM is a short tram ride (good old tram #1 again) from the centre and is a modern building built round a medieval convent and hospital with access to a few of the ancient buildings such as the beautiful refectory.

Free with my CityCard, you follow a route tracing the history of the city from ancient times to the future. There is a guide which gives explanations to most of the things that you see in English but not quite all which is a little frustrating.

I could have spent hours gazing and the illuminated manuscripts and bibles - they have an amazing collection and it would have been worth going there for those on their own.

I visited the cafe for lunch and, while the food was good, I had to wait a very long time for it. There was one waiter and one chef and several large parties who mostly seemed to be museum staff.

1  Thank GillB
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

If you are interested in the history of this old city it is worth a visit. If you're only in Ghent for the day: visit the city itself and not this museum!

Thank WardvV
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