STAM - Stadsmuseum Gent
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Modern Design meets Traditional Architecture
The new and high-tech city museum of Ghent is well worth a visit. Interactive exhibits make the museum fun for all ages, but it's the contrast of modern and ancient that is truly unique. The STAM is located on the larger Bijloke site. Now a haven for culture, not far from Ghent’s historic centre, the Bijloke was once an abbey, convent and hospital. Highlights of the museum include: donning booties so you can stand on a giant map of Ghent, the restored vaulted ceilings of the medieval refectory and the exhibition on Ghent's most famous work of art, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. Kids will enjoy the giant Lego table with models of Ghent's famous bell-towers.
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