STAM Ghent City Museum, Ghent

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Give yourself an introduction to the city at STAM Ghent City Museum, located inside a medieval refectory. The museum blends history with modern technology in a permanent multimedia circuit that leads you through the development of the town's society and culture. Follow this exhibit, called "The Story of Ghent," through its chronological presentation across six rooms. There are also themed photo exhibits, "listening benches" equipped with headphones that allow you to sit and listen to stories about Ghent from the voices of celebrities, as well as a gallery dedicated to the future. Guided tours of the museum are primarily for groups, so if you're traveling solo a self-guided tour is your best option. Book a tour of the city by boat, bike, or on foot from the museum. Arrange for a tour guide to meet you with bikes at the museum exit after your tour there. You can also purchase a Citycard Gent at the museum, which will get you discounted entry to almost every major attraction for three days. Make STAM Ghent City Museum a centerpiece of your Ghent vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ghent trip builder site.
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  • the impressive map photo of Ghent alone is worth a visit. But also the setting is great. The museum is part of an ipmpressive historic surrounding.  more »
  • I really enjoyed visiting and tourning the STAM Ghent City Museum. It was very interesting and I learned a lot.  more »
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  • I need another visit to come back and look at some of the displays in more detail. Stunning location, displays well thought out (although got a bit confused with the order of the audio guide at times). The aerial photo of Gent is a definite wow moment tho.
  • Didn't come here expecting to find that it also housed a crime museum. Spent a fun few hours learning about crime, Ghent, and enjoying the cafe. I really enjoyed the illuminated manuscripts. Free with the city card.

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