Only in Ghent is it possible to travel in time, from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, in only one day. The many monuments and museums are all within a stone's throw from each other and offer something to everyone.

Do you want to admire the beauty of art? Discover paintings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century at the MSK. Or do you prefer contemporary art? Then you should go to the S.M.A.K. ! 

Does history interest you? Discover the history and growth of Ghent at the STAM or travel back into time in the House of Alijn or the School of Yesteryear.

Do you have a passion for Science and Technology? There are possibilities for you, too! Discover the development of psychiatry in the Dr. Guislain Museum or the importance of the cloth industry in the Museum of Industry. And of course, there’s also the Ghent University Museum, with its extensive collection heritage collections (over 400,000 items).

Do you think museums are not for children? You couldn’t be more wrong! Have your children discover the wondrous world of nature in the World of Kina. Moreover, every museum offers a specific programme for the youngest visitors. 

Current exhibitions

In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the Ghent museums also host temporary exhibitions you shouldn’t miss out on.  You can now visit them:

Museum tour

A tour of Ghent’s museums is easily done by bike. The convenient matrix below tells you how many minutes it will take you to cycle from one museum to another!