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Visit a museum where you don’t want to be alone

Visit a museum where you don’t want to be alone
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Shutter Island may just have been psychological thriller but this place is the real deal! The strange and haunting Dr Guislain Museum in Ghent...

Shutter Island may just have been psychological thriller but this place is the real deal! The strange and haunting Dr Guislain Museum in Ghent occupies the 19th-century psychiatric institution founded by Dr Jozef Guislain.

Here, the visitors can wander through chilling deserted wards still furnished with iron beds and old medical equipment.

One of the room’s still contains a terrifying mechanical saw used in operations to remove the top of the skull! In this wonderful oasis you will find a permanent collection that illustrates the history of psychiatry and an international collection of outsider art or art brut.

The temporary exhibitions are also always worth visiting. Explore the unexplained and bizarre museum on your next visit to Ghent that is bound to leave you amazed.

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