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The Ghent Museums

The World of Kina

Discovering and experiencing – that’s what museums are all about and nowhere more so than The world of Kina! Did you know that some shells weigh almost 200 kilos? Find out how a mammoth’s thighbone compares to your own. Marvel at the clever cobwebs and the busy bees... At The world of Kina you’ll discover far more than you had bargained for!

GUM & Botanical Garden

The Ghent University Museum is located at the heart of the Ghent Botanical Garden, right around the corner from MSK Ghent and S.M.A.K. The GUM is a museum dedicated to science, research and critical thinking, where visitors can discover that scholarship is the result of trial and error, doubt and imagination.

The House of Alijn

Welcome to the museum of daily life! You can discover more about the rituals, traditions and habits of our everyday life from the 20th century to today in the House of Alijn.

Museum of Industry

In the centre of Ghent, close to Vrijdagmarkt, you can find the Museum of Industry in an impressive old cotton mill. Three permanent exhibitions bring the industrial past back to life.

MSK - Museum of Fine Arts Ghent

The Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK) is the oldest museum in Belgium. In the extensive permanent presentation you'll discover over 600 masterpieces of European painting and sculpture, from the Middle Ages up to the present, with an important selection of (Belgian) art from the 19th and the first half of the 20th century.

St Peter's Abbey

St Peter’s Abbey is one of Ghent’s foremost monuments. Concealed behind its imposing walls is a surprisingly large garden with a vineyard, herb garden, fruit trees and ruins. The buildings you see today date from the 17th and 18th centuries, the impressive refectory from the Middle Ages. St Peter’s Abbey presents historio-cultural, literary and photographic exhibitions at national and international level.


S.M.A.K. puts the artist at the heart of its thoughts and actions. We invest in the greatest possible quality for a broad and varied public and would like to be experienced as an open house: transparent and generous. In artistic terms, we present ourselves as a laboratory, a place of experiment and renewal, where we can see today what may be important tomorrow. S.M.A.K. leaves questions open, urges one to think, retains its scepticism.

STAM - Ghent City Museum

STAM is the Ghent city museum. It presents the story of the city of Ghent. A permanent circuit leads visitors along a chronological trail of objects and multimedia which trace the development and growth of Ghent. Temporary exhibitions explore the concept of 'urbanity' from different angles. STAM's real showpiece, its raison d'être, is the city itself. A visit to the city museum is not complete without a visit to Ghent.

Historical Houses Ghent

Welcome to Historische Huizen Gent, the Historical Houses of Ghent. Come and admire our houses and their stories, events, and exhibitions. They are stubborn, they amaze, they surprise, and they stimulate. They move us deeply or touch us with humour. Come and discover their magic.

Design Museum Gent

Design Museum Gent is closed. The museum is getting a new wing and a complete renovation. By 2026, all the buildings will be seamlessly connected and there will be extra space for temporary presentations, workshops, lectures and events, space for art handling and logistics, proper sanitary facilities and an elevator. A project with great and sustainable ambitions, a real bridge between the city, visitors and the design world. In addition to the extra multifunctional space, there will be a museum café, a terrace, a new reception area and a shop.