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“Great exhibits -- not enough English”

STAM Ghent City Museum
Ranked #6 of 174 things to do in Ghent
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231 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great exhibits -- not enough English”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

The city museum is based in a number of older buildings with some contemporary additions. They provide lockers to store back backs, etc.

While they provided a set of English translations, they covered a tiny number of exhibits. Many other European museums have 4 to 5 languages at each case. I suggest they do the same.

The STAM is well worth a two hour visit. They have both historical and fairly modern exhibits. If you are fluent only in English, you will spend less time here.

Visited November 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Hethersett, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Disappointing but still worth a visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

This was a free visit as part of the 48 hour city pass which is unbelievable good value. The book guide handed to us seemed to miss loads of information off and we felt we didnt get to understand all the exhibits due to this. The building itself is interesting though and certain parts were better than others

Visited December 2013
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Donegal, Ireland
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Alright - worth the effort if you have a few hours spare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

We walked out to the museum - tram 1 can take you but if you tie in a few sights on the way down it's worth the walk. Around €6 entry it's a reasonable.
All in all though there is nothing overly memorable in it but it is well enough done and to be honest I was skimming through rooms towards then end. And I normally love spending ages in museums reading everything!
Lot of the names are dutch and the book is not to well put together to find what you are looking at easily and it quickly becomes work trying to find out what you are looking!

Visited November 2013
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A must see when in Ghent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

I would make this my first stop in Ghent so that the rest of the city will be more alive and understandable. Excellent interactive displays about Ghent's history - going back to "when it all began".

Visited October 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Interesting overview of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Museum of the history of Gent from earliest settlement to modern day; very well laid out; helpful staff and a wonderful cafe

Visited April 2013
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