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Design Museum Gent

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Design Museum Gent is the leading design museum in Belgium. It showcases the history and impact of design on our daily lives, from the 15th century to the present day. The museum is located in a beautiful rococo mansion in the heart of Ghent, a city known for its rich cultural heritage and creativity.

The Design Museum Gent’s ticket price for visiting the museum is 8 euros for adults, 6 euros for students and seniors, and free for children under 18. You can also buy a combined ticket with other museums in Ghent for 18 euros.

The Design Museum Gent is open from Thursday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00. It is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

To get to the Design Museum Gent, you can take public transport, bike or walk. The nearest tram stop is Korenmarkt, which is a 5-minute walk from the museum. You can also park your car at the nearby parking garage Vrijdagmarkt or Sint-Michiels. If you are coming by train, you can take tram 1 from Gent-Sint-Pieters station to Korenmarkt.

Some tips for visiting the Design Museum Gent are:

  • Book your tickets online in advance to avoid queues and ensure your entry.
  • Download the free app Design Museum Gent to get more information and audio guides for the exhibitions.
  • Check out the museum shop for unique design products and souvenirs.
  • Enjoy a coffee or a snack at the museum café with a view of the garden.

The Design Museum Gent offers guided tours for groups of up to 15 people. You can choose from different themes and languages, depending on your interests and preferences. The tours last about an hour and a half and cost 75 euros per group, plus the entrance fee. You can book your tour online or by phone.

Some of the attractions of the Design Museum Gent are:

  • The permanent collection, which displays more than 20,000 objects of design from different periods and styles, such as art nouveau, art deco, modernism and contemporary design.
  • The temporary exhibitions, which explore various topics and trends related to design, such as sustainability, innovation, social impact and diversity.
  • The new wing DING, which will open in 2026 and will feature a circular and biobased building that will host more presentations, workshops and events.

The museum has some prohibitions that visitors should respect:

  • No photography or filming is allowed inside the museum, except for personal use and without flash or tripod.
  • No food or drinks are allowed inside the exhibition rooms.
  • No pets are allowed inside the museum, except for guide dogs.
  • No smoking is allowed inside or outside the museum.

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