In a restored 1363 children’s hospice complex, this delightful museum examines how everyday life was lived from the 1890s to 1970s. Although not all is in English, many exhibits are self-explanatory, including quaint recreated shop interiors, photos of wedding fashions, fun 1960s and ’70s rooms, and the disarmingly moving collage of family home videos.

Day Trips & Excursions activity

Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels


You can also try out the distinctive Ghent accent and see a traditional Puppet Show (adult €5; 2.30pm Sat September to June), plus visit an atmospheric old-world café serving Trappist beers at old-world prices.