GUM (Ghent University Museum)

The brand-new Ghent University Museum (GUM) is opening its door on 21 & 22 March 2020 and is located at the centre of the Ghent Botanical Garden, right around the corner from MSK Gent and S.M.A.K. 

At the GUM (Ghent University Museum), you pick the brain of scientists. Which challenges do they face? How do they go about things? Is there room left for imagination, doubt and failure? How does that impact every aspect of our lives and way of thinking? And last but not least: which remarkable objects can illuminate this story?

At the new science museum, visitors can discover a highly valuable and exceptional collection covering various disciplines, ranging from Biology to Archaeology, and from Psychology to Medicine. The collection is where the history of science and contemporary research meet, while simultaneously offering a glimpse into the future.

Exhibitions at the Ghent museums


K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Gent
T +32 9 264 49 30

Partial access for wheelchairs

Opening hours

  • Mo-Tu-Th-Fr: 9.30 am till 5.30 pm
  • We: closed*
  • Sa-Su: 10 am till 6 pm

The greenhouses of the Botanical Garden close daily at 4:30 PM.

The GUM is closed on Wednesdays and on December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1.

* The Botanical Garden is open on Wednesday. Even if public holidays or school holidays fall on a Wednesday, the GUM is closed.