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Museum of Fine Arts Ghen

F. Scribedreef 1 | Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 323 67 00
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The building is impressive perhaps more so than the collections. There are some wonderful works... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stlo01
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if you like Fine Art this Museum is a must to visit very nice inside too and a Restaurant where one... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
gentenaar2013
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Ghent, Belgium
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At the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK), you can discover more than 400 masterpieces of European art from the Middle Ages to the present day. In our iconic building, Old Masters such as Bosch and Rubens hang alongside Impressionists, Surrealists and Modernists. With names like Ensor, Magritte and Permeke, Belgian art is well represented. And you can now also witness the live restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece, behind the glass wall of the restoration room. The museum shop and restaurant, a diverse programme with room for contemporary art and our location in the Citadel park all turn the museum into a vibrant place where you can easily pass a few hours surrounded by beauty.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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F. Scribedreef 1 | Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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"flemish art"
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"interesting pieces"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is impressive perhaps more so than the collections. There are some wonderful works but there are better.

Thank Stlo01
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

if you like Fine Art this Museum is a must to visit very nice inside too and a Restaurant where one can eat but it is on the expensive side to eat in

Thank gentenaar2013
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Interesting collection and great building. Realy worth a visit. Very afordable restaurant beneath the museum also.

Thank M W
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The museum houses mostly Belgian art from the Middle Ages to mid 20th century. Currently one can see (during the week) specialists working on the Adoration of the Lamb in action. The panels being restored, are always on display. The highlights of the collection are...More

1  Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

So, I went here during the museum night. and It was free of entrance. I enjoyed it very much the collections. If you are studying arts or had an art class at school, this place might interest you.

1  Thank Natureahead
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

If you are a fan of Fine Art and especially, Flemish Fine Art, then you really do need to stop over and pay a visit to this museum. Absolutely beautiful building, with some amazing pieces of art from portraits, to installations and everything in-between.

2  Thank Cardene26
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Located not far from the Sint Pietersstation, the Museum is a wonderful 1-2 hour tour. The collection is mostly of Belgium painters but it is quiet beautiful and across the way, at the STAM museum they have a lovely small and very inexpensive restaurant great...More

2  Thank Ron W
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is not a great museum but it should be on your itinerary. Bosch. There is not a lot of world class artists here but I enjoyed the museum nevertheless.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

A beautiful collection in a beautiful building. It's mostly Belgian artists from 15th to 20th century. You can see some parts of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb being restored.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Easily walked around in a morning. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice restaurant in the basement. Some rather strange modern art pieces. A good section on the restoration of the Ghent altarpiece.

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Claire-marie G
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Response from Gerard_S77 | Reviewed this property |
It is open on Sundays (10 - 18) but like many museums in Europe it is closed on Mondays. You could try St Bavo's Cathedral instead on Monday if you are looking for something that is open.
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