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Museum Dr. Guislain is housed in the former Hospice Guislain from 1857, the first institution in Belgium specifically built for the treatment of the mentally ill. Dr. Guislain was a pioneer in that field. The museum shows the history of psychiatry and 'madness'. A photo collection illustrates life in a psychiatry and the perception of ‘the weird’. In addition, the museum displays 'outsider art' and Belgian and international developments and figures are covered.

Museum Dr. Guislain
Jozef Guislainstraat 43
9000 Ghent

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History & Anthropology Specialized & Alternative


Profession & Craft

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  • Wheelchair accessible


Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent, Belgium


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Museum Dr. Guislain has 2 ratings.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018
(Review in Dutch)

Museum Dr. Guislain is gelegen in een prachtig gebouw. Het museum is groter dan wij verwachtten en bevat veel interessante informatie met interessante objecten. De permanente tentoonstelling over de geschiedenis van de psychiatrie oogde wat oud, maar was zeker informatief en daardoor zeker de moeite waard. De tijdelijke tentoonstellingen deden ons wat minder. Het museum is zeker de moeite waard te bezoeken en is gemakkelijk te bereiken met tram 1.

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