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Museum Dr. Guislain

Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 216 35 95
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worth the detour

a lot here - a few quite standard exhibits in the mental health museum, but interestingly focused... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
RRuk2011
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting

It's a very beautiful building. The exhibitions are quite interesting. I recommend. It's very easy... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
leviafana
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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"outsider art"
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"worth the detour"
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"great art"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

a lot here - a few quite standard exhibits in the mental health museum, but interestingly focused on the forward thinking work of Gr Guislain. A lot of art, leave time to visit the exhibition on the other side of the courtyard from where you...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It's a very beautiful building. The exhibitions are quite interesting. I recommend. It's very easy to get there by tram number 1. It's a must see for me because It's something quite different from the other museums I have visited.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We went here for a fascinating art exhibition - however this is also a working psychiatric hospital, so it has other exhibitions of a different nature- really interesting.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

If you're a museum person you probably like throwing the occasional off-beat offering into the mix. If so, this superb, thought-provoking museum should be a definite during your time in Ghent. It's a little bit outside the historic centre in an old 'mental' home but...More

3  Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Please take the time to visit. It's a short tram ride from the Castle. Visit all exhibitions. The permanent art collection really should tour international galleries it's so powerful.

2  Thank Mickey_Dripping
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Well worth taking the time for, Allow 1,5 to 2 hours minimum. Great Art Exhibits and permanent exhibition.

2  Thank Mary-jo S
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

When else did I ever visit a mental institution on holiday? Never before! But I'm glad my wife talked me into this as it covers the history of a field of medicine that is often kicked into the long grass. The number 1 tram takes...More

4  Thank Trevor999
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

you HAVE to go here. This is the museum that your worldly friend can't quite remember the name of. This is the weird and wild building that your parents walked by that one time but were afraid to go into. You saw the facade in...More

2  Thank Craiggles
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Dr. Guislain museum is organized in an interesting way - one first gets to know the history of mental illness (starting from ancient times), then moves to the story of Dr. Guislain to finally learn about the every-day life of patients and consider some ethical...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I'd highly recommend a visit to the Museum of Dr. Guislain. It's an easy trip via the 1 tram and you can spend all day in the grounds and various exhibits. Their permanent collection features an interesting timeline of psychiatric treatment, and the other galleries...More

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