The House of Alijn is a museum in Ghent, Belgium, that showcases the everyday life and culture of the 20th century. It is located in a former almshouse that dates back to the 14th century. The museum has a collection of objects, photographs, films, and stories that illustrate how people lived, worked, celebrated, and loved in the past century.
The ticket price for the House of Alijn is 8 euros for adults, 6 euros for seniors and groups of 15 or more, and free for children under 19. There are also discounts for students, teachers, and holders of certain cards. You can buy tickets online or at the museum entrance.
The House of Alijn is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and some public holidays. You can check the website for the latest information on opening hours and closures.
To get to the House of Alijn, you can take public transport or walk from the city center. The nearest tram stop is Korenmarkt, which is about a 5-minute walk from the museum. The nearest bus stop is Sint-Jacobs, which is about a 3-minute walk from the museum. If you come by car, you can park at the nearby Vrijdagmarkt or Sint-Michiels parking lots.
At the House of Alijn, you can see various exhibitions and activities that explore different aspects of everyday life in the 20th century. You can learn about childhood, school, work, leisure, fashion, rituals, holidays, and more. You can also enjoy the museum garden, the café, and the shop.
Some tips for visiting the House of Alijn are:
- Plan at least an hour and a half to see everything.
- Use the free audio guide or download the app to get more information and stories.
- Check the website for the current and upcoming events and workshops.
- Take photos and share them on social media with #houseofalijn.
The House of Alijn also offers guided tours for groups of up to 15 people. You can choose from different themes and languages. The tours last about an hour and cost 75 euros per group (plus admission fee). You need to book at least three weeks in advance.
The House of Alijn has some prohibitions that you need to respect:
- Do not touch the objects or displays unless indicated otherwise.
- Do not eat or drink inside the museum (except in the café).
- Do not smoke anywhere on the premises.
- Do not bring pets (except guide dogs).
- Do not use flash photography or tripods.