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Museum visit - GUM

Discover the new science museum in the middle of the Ghent Botanical Garden, around the corner from S.M.A.K. and MSK Ghent.

Continuous (closed on Wednesday)

At the GUM, you pick the brain of scientists. Which challenges do they face? How do they go about things? Is there room left for imagination, doubt and failure? How does that impact every aspect of our lives and way of thinking? And last but not least: which remarkable objects can illuminate this story?

At the new science museum, visitors can discover a highly valuable and exceptional collection covering various disciplines, ranging from Biology to Archaeology, and from Psychology to Medicine. The collection is where the history of science and contemporary research meet, while simultaneously offering a glimpse into the future.

We do ask you to reserve a ticket for a starting hour of your choice. This way we can make everything run smoothly and safely. The capacity is limited.

And please don't forget your face mask!

Opening Hours

  • Mo - Tu - Th - Fr: 9.30 am till 5.30 pm

  • We: closed*

  • Weekends - Holidays - School holidays: 10am till 18pm

The greenhouses of the Botanical Garden close daily at 4:30 PM.

The GUM is closed on Wednesdays and on December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1.

* The Botanical Garden is open on Wednesday. Even if public holidays or school holidays fall on a Wednesday, the GUM is closed.

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