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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

  • S 29/11  >
  • M 30/11 closed
  • T 01/12  >
  • W 02/12  >
  • T 03/12  >
  • F 04/12  >
  • S 05/12  >
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Basic price
Reduction groups
Reduction +65 years
Reduction -26 years
Reduction -19 years
Accessible with a CityCard Gent
Extra charges for major exhibitions possible


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.: +32-92698750
E-mailadres: boekjebezoek@gent.be
Website: BoekjeBezoek


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





Where do the tangents between the past and present, between me and my fellow man, and between nature and culture lie?


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

Events, Exhibitions

Museumnacht Gent 2014
The museums of Ghent are opening their doors to the public.

Events, Exhibitions, The Ghent Altarpiece

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


Openbaar vervoer
Buy your ticket in advance at the ‘Lijnwinkels’ or from the vending machine at the bus stop.
Het Huis van Kina Gent
A unique fossil of a pre-historic reptile, a splendid diorama room with native birds and a replica model of Ghent as it was 450 years ago...