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Museum Dr. Guislain

Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 216 35 95
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If you go nowhere else in Ghent....

you HAVE to go here. This is the museum that your worldly friend can't quite remember the name of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, MA
Unusual and interesting!

Dr. Guislain museum is organized in an interesting way - one first gets to know the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michał S
Cologne, Germany
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Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 216 35 95
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you HAVE to go here. This is the museum that your worldly friend can't quite remember the name of. This is the weird and wild building that your parents walked by that one time but were afraid to go into. You saw the facade in...More

Thank Craiggles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dr. Guislain museum is organized in an interesting way - one first gets to know the history of mental illness (starting from ancient times), then moves to the story of Dr. Guislain to finally learn about the every-day life of patients and consider some ethical...More

Thank Michał S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd highly recommend a visit to the Museum of Dr. Guislain. It's an easy trip via the 1 tram and you can spend all day in the grounds and various exhibits. Their permanent collection features an interesting timeline of psychiatric treatment, and the other galleries...More

Thank Thesue227
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting museum on history of psychiatric medicine. Information in a number of languages. Explained people's understanding of medicine and to explain their actions through the ages; as well as showing exhibits of methods used in Belgium. Interesting exhibition on question if mentally ill people who...More

Thank kbarker2015
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Though it is quite a distance from the center of the city, this gem is very accessible by the #1 tram which stops directly in front (approx 15 min ride). Inside, the museum walks you through the history of psychiatric care and discovery. We didn't...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 June 2017

A very short tram ride from the center of Ghent is this museum located in a complex that is still a psychiatric hospital. The oldest buildings have been turned into a museum; quite interesting and complete. Additionally they host modern art exhibitions in one wing.

Thank ritapatitamalita
Reviewed 27 May 2017 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 25 May 2017

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 25 May 2017 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
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Response from Inemine | Reviewed this property |
I think the car park is for free.