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new Museum House of Alijn

From hospital to contemporary museum

What did day-to-day life look like in the twentieth century? There is no better place to go back in time than in the Museum House of Alijn, in a uniquely preserved former God’s house.

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It looks a distant past, but the twentieth century is not that far behind our time. The House of Alijn unveils habits, traditions and rituals that remind us of former times: the very first baby photos, playing marbles in the schoolyard, the first pangs of love, and the loss of a dear one. The location adds a special atmosphere: this was once the ‘Children of Alijn’s Hospital', a charity in which old people, the poor and ill ones found refuge. Our guide will take you through a rich collection of objects, photos, sounds and moving images and will show you that ‘everyday’ can be very special as well.

Practical information
Meeting point Entry of the museum
Point of arrival
Languages Dutch, English, West-Vlaams, Gents
Price from € 85
Duration 2 h