The House of Alijn, Ghent

#6 of 15 in Museums in Ghent
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Visit a museum of things "that never pass" at The House of Alijn, which displays artifacts from everyday life in the 20th century. Walk through exhibits showcasing every aspect of life, from birth to death, including a child's room, a wedding service, and a typical funeral service. Take a self-guided tour, where you'll be able to look through a digital photo album, listen to sound-recordings, and delve into film excerpts. Afterward, consider enjoying a plate of local cheese and Belgian beer served by the museum in its small garden. There is a small admission fee, but you can find discounts for certain groups, including students and those over 55. Photography is allowed, so bring your camera. A visit to The House of Alijn represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ghent trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Great museum with thematic expositions. We really enjoyed it as we had a connection with both: one on military service, featuring a documentary about the location I had done mine. The other...  more »
  • It's situation is probably more attractive than it's contents.It's housed in an old Alm's House on the banks of the river. We only noticed it as we were walking along Kranlei on our way to...  more »
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