It was the visionary Dr Guislain who was one of the first to think of mentally ill people as patients with a right to humane treatment. The shame that was felt at the way psychiatric patients had been treated in the past was the impetus for founding the Dr Guislain Museum in Ghent in 1986.
Definitions of normal
Dr Guislain Museum in Ghent aims to break down the many prejudices that still define what is ‘mentally ill’ and what is ‘normal’. Discover the permanent collection and find out about the history of psychiatry, as well as an international collection of outsider art or art brut. The temporary exhibitions are always great too.
To counteract the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible, a number of precautions must be considered.
Reservations must be made in advance, the number of visitors will be limited per time slot and only payments by card will be accepted.
Guided group visits are not yet possible and not all facilities (toilets, cloakroom, etc.) are available.
Please read the measures here to make your visit as pleasant as possible.