The story of Ghent
The museum as a time machine... Travel back in time and experience the history of Ghent in fast forward, from before 1200 to the present day. 'The Story of Ghent' catapults you off to a city in-the-making, a medieval metropolis, an unrestrained city. Linger at star attractions, become engrossed in wall-wide and ceiling-high maps and in computer animations. Watch the city change, hear Ghent speak, feel the stones from which the city was built and sample the life that gives the city its colour.
- The fourteenth-century Bijloke Abbey as a major historical location
- The enormous aerial photograph on a luminous glass floor
- The oldest painted cityscape
- The digital maquettes of the city
- The Lego-building around Ghent’s towers
- Children’s fun activity trail through the museum
- Michiel Hendryckx’s series of photographs ‘Ghent today’
- STAMsquare: free part of the museum with fragments from the living city
- STAMcafé, a treat in store
STAM is a very special place not far from the city centre. It stands on the Bijloke site, an architecturally-rich, cultural haven on the verdant banks of the River Leie. Just one-and-a-half kilometres from the Belfry — that’s 15 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by bike, a few stops on the tram or 10 minutes by boat.