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Museum Dr. Guislain

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Address: Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 216 35 95
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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An excellent specialist museum of pyschiatry

Not everyone is into museums and certainly museums of pyschiatry but this a special place. It is a bit out of the centre so not the easist place to visit. However the museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Interesting place but will be excellent for any psychiatrist or doctors out there. I liked this place for psychiatry exhibition but didn't proceed to art exhibitions hosted there. I if you have couple of hours to spare then this can be the place.

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

As I have a professional interest in psychiatry, I was obviously interested in visiting this established museum, located within a mainly disused, historical psychiatric hospital. First things first - do not be put off by those who refer to this museum as being 'out of town' and 'not so easy to reach'. Jumping on the tram will get you outside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Not everyone is into museums and certainly museums of pyschiatry but this a special place. It is a bit out of the centre so not the easist place to visit. However the museum itself has an excellent exhibition of the history of pyschiatry as well as the history of these buildings. This is one of Europes oldest psychiatric institutions. There... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The museum showcases the major changes in treatment for patients with mental diseases. In particular it traces the remarkable work of Dr Guislain, who was one of the first to treat the patients as humans with skills, interests and emotions. It has a fascinating collection of technology used in treating patients, from the brutal to the humane.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place will be very interesting for any physician of any speciality and ofcourse mostly for psychiatrist and neurologists. It provides information how psychiatry develops, about diagnosis and treatment approaches, different mistakes and unusal things from ancient times to modern. And it also had exposition of art created by patients and people close to special mental conditions.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

For many years have I been working in cultural tourism here in Gent and this is a museum that I always mention when people ask me for the "100 things to do before leaving Gent". This is not just another museum. It's a part of a fully operational psychiatric hospital. The museum particularly hopes to succeed in proving that the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We visited as we had been told this was the best thing to visit in Ghent. Not my opinion, but still worth the tram ride from the centre. A temporary Art exhibition on Shame was not expected, but interesting. At 6 foot tall, I found the labels far too low, written in too small a font, and most were either... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The Museum Dr Guislain is an eclectic mix of displays. When we visited, the temporary exhibition was all about artistic representations of 'Shame', covering a broad range of media and time periods, including works by Tracey Emin. The floor above covers the history of psychiatry from the early modern period to the present day and raises a lot of interesting... More 

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Celaya, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Before an insane assilum, now a study to shame worth a visit without many tourist lines to get in. It has also a stange cafeteria where we has a great mushroom soup!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, wonderful 19th century setting off the beaten track worth it if you're looking for some non-mainstream tourism

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