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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts


Museum of Fine Arts


Museum of Fine Arts


Museum of Fine Arts


The strength and the charm of the MSK is the variety of its collection and the way it is presented: never before have the old masters and modernists hung so perfectly in place as they do in this iconic museum building. An auditorium, a library, a children’s workshop and a café-restaurant make it into a modern, multifunctional complex where you can spend many happy hours surrounded by things of beauty.
You can also head to the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) to follow the restoration of The Ghent Altarpiece, an absolute masterpiece of Old Flemish painting.

the collection of Flemish Art

Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, James Ensor, and many more: their works are on display throughout the world. Nevertheless, nowhere else will you find a fuller picture of these and other world-renowned Flemish artists than in their home country. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, the Groeninge museum in Bruges and the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent tell the story of the visual arts in the southern Netherlands from the 15th to the 20th century. Their collections have shared a parallel historical development and complement each other perfectly.

Together they form the Collection of Flemish Art.


Click here for more information about the restoration of the Mystic Lamb.

Enjoy a virtual visit to the MSK.

“Saint Hieronymus” by Bosch is being restored and cannot be viewed until further notice.

Opening hours

  • M 30/05 closed
  • T 31/05  >
  • W 01/06  >
  • T 02/06  >
  • F 03/06  >
  • S 04/06  >
  • S 05/06  >
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Basic price
Reduction groups
Extra charges for major exhibitions possible
Reduction +65 years
Reduction -26 years
Reduction -19 years
Accessible with a CityCard Gent


MSK (Museum Schone Kunsten)

Citadelpark, Fernand Scribedreef 1
9000 Gent
Tel.: +32-92400700
Fax: +32-92400790
E-mailadres: museum.msk@gent.be
Stadsplan: C8



9000 Gent
Tel.: +32-92101075
E-mailadres: boekjebezoek@gent.be


Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Please feel free to browse through this guide and get to know our city a little better.

  • Kindvriendelijke musea

Public transport





Marthe Donas
In the years immediately after the First World War, Antwerp artist Marthe Donas gained international fame as the only Belgian female artist in the avant-garde.


Micromuseum Gent
In the summer of 2015, the MSK will play host to the Russian artists' collective Gorod Ustinov.

The Ghent Altarpiece, Events, Exhibitions

Restauratie Lam Gods
Visit the restoration of The Ghent Altarpiece, the masterpiece by the Van Eyck brothers.
Museum v. Schone Kunsten

In the neighbourhood

S.M.A.K. - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst

Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art


Lam Gods Gent
The Van Eyck brothers painted this unique altarpiece in 1432. It is the highlight of the Flemish Primitives and a milestone in art history.
Rederij De Gentenaer Gent
Classic and thematic boat trips on the inland waterways, but also extended day programmes for groups.
Hotel d´Hane-Steenhuyse Gent
In his 1767 building application, the German Count Emmanuel Ignace d'Hane asked for permission to rebuild the front of his house, located in the Veldstraat.