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Museum Dr. Guislain

Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 216 35 95
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Amazing

This was an amazing museum! So interesting and had so much to look at! Spent 3-4 hours here! Cafe... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dbshathahduhdne
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Mad exhibitions

In this former psychiatric hospital there's always an exhibition of art and material more or less... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GeertM50
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Ghent, Belgium
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Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing museum! So interesting and had so much to look at! Spent 3-4 hours here! Cafe is reasonably priced too! Staff very friendly and helpful the top floor of the exhibition was soo good! Scary that they actually used all of those...More

Thank dbshathahduhdne
Reviewed 3 days ago

In this former psychiatric hospital there's always an exhibition of art and material more or less linked to the mind of people. Great place to visit when you're in Gent. Check out which exhibition is running at the time. You can get there easily by...More

Thank GeertM50
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was amused with the amount on information we get there and how huge it is. As medical student, I loved to learn more about the history of psychiatry and as a citizen I loved to see the amazing art collection they have there. Definetly...More

Thank Carla A
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Really interesting to explore the history of mental health in Europe. There were also some cool exhibits on display.

Thank Erica F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Firstly this visit will take you the best part of a day to see it all properly. A fascinating story of how our society has treated people with mental illness- some of it quite chilling! Then there is the art exhibition by artists labelled as...More

Thank hilarytravel
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Museum Dr. Guislain always hosts several exhibitions simultaneously. Their collection of 'medical' equipment from earlier times in psychiatric treatment is permantently on display, as is their collection of 'outsider art' - though I suppose there's some roulation there. I visited the temporary exhibition 'Another world',...More

Thank immorissal
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I've visited this museum several times over the last 20 years and I keep coming back - the quality of the temporary exhibitions is volatile, but this time it was worth it. It seems the exhibition space has also increased, since my last visit. This...More

Thank PatrickMerlevede
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Very interesting with a lot of features and things to see. There is also an exhibition of artworks done by patients which is very worthwhile.

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Interesting stuff to see and read on the history of mental illness. Creepy old asylum houses the museum and well worth a visit.

Thank vicky m
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was one of the best museums where I have been and won't even call it a museum. The main thing which I liked there was that this was not only an old unimportant museum, but also still working psychiatry hospital where you can see...More

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DYFL
Is there any on sight parking for this museum? Costs? Thanks.
6 September 2015|
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Response from Inemine | Reviewed this property |
I think the car park is for free.
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