The House of Alijn

Daily events and special occasions define the rhythm of our lives. Days turn into weeks, months into years. The House of Alijn explores customs, traditions and rituals from the recent and distant past. From your first baby photos to your first heartbreak, from playing marbles in the playground to enjoying your yearly summer holidays, and from celebrating your retirement to parting with loved ones.

How we deal with these moments and emotions evolves over time, both personally and universally. The museum takes you on a journey through a rich collection of objects, pictures, sound and movies. All of them show that daily life is far from ordinary.

Exhibitions at the Ghent museums


Kraanlei 65
9000 Ghent
T +32 (0)9 235 38 00

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Partial wheelchair access

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday, Sunday, school holidays and bank holidays 10.00 -18.00
Closed on Wednesdays

Closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st and on January 1st