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Museum Dr. Guislain

Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 216 35 95
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Intriguing and sad at the same time

When else did I ever visit a mental institution on holiday? Never before! But I'm glad my wife... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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 10 July 2017
Boston, MA
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Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 216 35 95
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When else did I ever visit a mental institution on holiday? Never before! But I'm glad my wife talked me into this as it covers the history of a field of medicine that is often kicked into the long grass. The number 1 tram takes...More

Thank Trevor999
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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 9 July 2017

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 5 July 2017 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 29 June 2017

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 3 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 26 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 24 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
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Response from Lady_IneP | Reviewed this property |
I think the car park is for free.