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Summer 2020 in the Botanical Garden

The Ghent University Botanical Garden officially reopens to visitors on Monday 6 July. Until then, the Garden will remain closed, allowing Ghent University to f...
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Practical details for school visits

Number of participantsGroups can have a maximum of 20 pupils. We prefer to groups to have no more than 15 pupils in order to ensure a comfortable and high-quali...
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Group visit with guide

GUM Tour Stroll past hundreds of objects taken from the university’s unique scientific collections, and immerse yourself in the beautiful selected highlights fr...
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GUM history

A collection as old as the university Ghent University was founded in 1817 by William I, King of the Netherlands. To enhance the education offered, William I do...
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Getting here

On footIt is a 10-minute walk from Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station to the GUM. Follow Koningin Astridlaan to Citadel Park. Walk through or along the edge of C...
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Zoology subcollection

Established in 1817The core of this collection is a natural history collection that the science professors were able to buy from a local secondary school in 181...
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Accessibility

The GUM is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility:The reception is easily accessible. A lowered zone is available so that we can communicate face to f...
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Archaeology subcollection

These collections are based on the remarkable collection of Canon Martin-Jean de Bast (1753–1825) and include Greek, Roman and medieval coins and archaeological...
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Museum Shop

We won’t reveal exactly what you’ll find in the Museum Shop, but we promise a surprising range of irresistible ‘Art & Science’ items with a twist. Just what you...
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Family visits

Visiting the Museum and Botanical Garden with childrenThe texts of the GUM are aimed at children aged 12 and above. Younger children are naturally also very wel...
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