Travel Theme: STAM, the Museum of the City in Ghent, Belgium

Ghent was full of museums, and our first stop that afternoon was the Museum of the City, called STAM. The museum was highly recommended by several people, and once we went in I could see why.

Ticket to STAM

Ticket to STAM

docent demonstrates special booties needed to venture into the first room of STAM Museum

A docent demonstrated the special booties needed to venture into the first room of STAM Museum

The entire first room was a huge aerial view of the entire city.
the museum visitors at STAMM in Ghent, Belgium On one wall there was a screen showing very old maps of the city that you could compare with the new aerial views.

Old vs. New Map of Ghent at STAM

Old vs. new map of Ghent at STAM

The displays were a collection of archeological artifacts discovered in the city. I took a lot of photos of the graphics and the intriguing ways the displays were set up.Bas-relief at the Ghent STAM Museum STAM Museum in Ghent, Belgium This room telling the history of ancient buildings in the city lead to the the lego room, where you could build your own historic building.
Ghent STAM Museum of the cityLego Buildings lego at STAM
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