Museum Dr Guislain

Museum Dr Guislain information

Location
Ghent , Belgium
Address
Jozef Guislainstraat 43
Getting there
Tram: 1
More information
www.museumdrguislain.be
Prices
adult/child €6/1
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Fri, 1-5pm Sat & Sun
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Hidden away in an 1857 neo-Gothic lunatic asylum, this enthralling mental-health museum takes visitors on a trilingual, multicultural journey through the history of psychiatry, from gruesome Neolithic trepanning to contemporary brain scans via cage beds, straightjackets, shackles and phrenology. Dr D’Arsonval’s extraordinary 1909 radiographic apparatus looks like a Dr Frankenstein creation. Tram 1 stops outside.