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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.
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Practical information

Kraanlei 65, 9000 Gent

Phone +32 (0)9 235 38 00

Getting here

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.00 - 17.00
Wednesday: closed - also during school holidays and bank holidays*
Saturday, Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00
School holidays and bank holidays: 10.00 - 18.00*
*for exceptions, check website

The museum of daily life

Our everyday lives are full of rituals, traditions and habits. Both special occasions such as a wedding, birth or retirement and small moments on holiday or at home determine the rhythm of our life. Discover numerous objects, photos, sounds and moving images from the 20th and 21st century in the House of Alijn. Flip through photo albums, smell the laundry detergent of the past, dance in the wedding room, draw your own lucky charm or read a New Year’s letter. Relive memories together and talk about the past and the present.

Exhibitions and activities

Visit a temporary exhibition or installation, go on a guided tour or explore Ghent through the Sound Game.

Museum café and courtyard

Do you want have a drink before or after your visit? Or do you want to take a break during your walk through Ghent? Take a seat in our museum café or choose your spot in the lovely courtyard.

With children

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The sound game (4-10 y)

Can you hear it too? The city is full of sounds! Hit the road in Ghent with Hendrik and Poes. During an active walk, you will guess, make, look for and draw sounds from daily life.


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Guided tour 'Museum of daily life'

from 01.01.2022 to 31.12.2024