Every first Thursday of the month, various Ghent museums open their doors to the general public. You can enjoy the exhibitions and collections of our museums until 10 pm. Are you 25 years old or younger? Then you only pay 2 euros. Children and young people up to the age of 18 can even visit the Ghent museums completely free of charge.
Dive into the heads of scientists in the GUM, the new 'Forum for Science, Doubt & Art', and discover how these scientists search for knowledge by trial and error. You walk along themes such as 'Doubt', 'Chaos' and 'Imagination' and discover unique objects and stories from the collections of Ghent University. The exhibition PHALLUS. Norm & Form is part of your museum visit. During Late Thursday you can also visit the Botanical Garden and its special greenhouses for free. Who knows, you might even hear the flute frogs whistling. After all, they are mainly active in the evening and at night.
Explore the main exhibition about daily life or visit the temporary exhibition. Afterwards, have a chat in the museum café or on the terrace!
Get to know the permanent exhibitions 'About People and Machinery', 'Three centuries of graphic industry' and '100% Textiles', as well as the temporary exhibitions of the moment.
The festive year of the MSK opened with the first exhibition in 50 years dedicated to Albert Baertsoen, le peintre de Gand. Celebrate with the MSK and visit this exhibition or (re)discover the forty rooms of the MSK full of new stories and dozens of never-before-exhibited works of art, and get to know new thematic rooms that shed light on man and the world of the past and the present.
Visit STAM and discover 'The story of Ghent', the permanent exhibition. Walk across the gigantic aerial photograph, see and feel the city grow and change shape, discover unique objects, immerse yourself in digital animations and get lost in wall-to-wall maps.