Opening hours 

All days from 10am to 6pm, except Mondays
Open on 26 December and Easter Monday.
Closed on 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January.

Admission Prices 

€ 10

  • Individual visitors (26-64)

€ 7,50

  • Groups over 15 persons
  • Seniors 65+
  • Holders of a valid teachers’ card

€ 3

  • Youngsters from 19-25 years
  • schools: kindergarden, primary and secondary
  • youngsters up to 19
  • carers of disabled people
  • press (with a valid press card)
  • members of any recognised guides association with accredited guides card
  • members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)




You have two options: Ghent CityCard Gent - 48 hours: 30 euro (for individual visitors) or Ghent CityCard Gent - 72 hours: 35 euro (for individual visitors).

The CityCard Gent gives you access to all of Ghent’s museums and monuments open to the public (including temporary exhibitions) and includes a boat trip on the rivers of Ghent (new!). What’s more, the CityCard Gent also includes public transport on all De Lijn city buses and trams.

Participating museums and monuments: St Bavo's Cathedral + The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, Castle of the Counts, the Belfry, Museum of Fine Arts, S.M.A.K., STAM, Design museum Gent, MIAT, St Peter's Abbey, The House of Alijn, Dr. Guislain Museum, Museum for the History of Sciences, The world of Kina: (the House and the Garden), Carmelite Friary, Hotel Clemmen and Hotel d’Hane Steenhuyse.

The boat trip is offered by Rederij De Gentenaer and Gent-Watertoerist.

You can purchase the CityCard Gent at the Ghent Tourist Office, all participating museums, hotels and sales points of public transport company De Lijn.

Reservations for groups

+32 (0)9 210 10 75

For this exhibition we have created unique audio guides that lead you through the exhibition. It is not possible to book a guided tour.

Reservations for companies

Let this exhibition inspire you to organize an event for your employees, a seminar or business dinner four your clients at the Saint Peter’s Abbey, in combination with a visit to the exhibition War in short pants. The Medieval abbey and exhibition can be exclusively yours in the evening.

Would you like to offer your clients a unique experience? Looking for a team event? A visit to the exhibition can be organized both during the day and evening. 

Contact us to find out all possibilities and we make you an event to measure
Geertrui Ryckaert
09 266 85 07 - 0475 54 08 09

Treat your employees, clients and partners to an exclusive nocturne in the Saint Peter’s abbey in Ghent!