Museum of daily life 01.01.1970

The House of Alijn explores customs, traditions and rituals from the recent and distant past. 

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The House of Alijn explores customs, traditions and rituals from the recent and distant past. 

Habits, traditions and rituals

Daily events and special occasions define the rhythm of our lives. Days turn into weeks, months into years. In the exhibition, every museum room is linked to a date in the calendar, which tells a story about the theme of the room. This might be a well-known day, such as 1 January, New Year's Day. But it might be the birth of a baby in February or a couple getting married in September. These events, big and small, show that the every day is not at all ordinary.

Throughout the exhibition, you will find numerous objects, photos and audio-visual images from the 20th and 21st centuries which promote a conversation about the past and present. The interactive design offers something for everyone. Touch a coffee grinder and hear it grind the beans. Smell the washing detergent of the past, dance in the wedding room, sign your own charm or read an old New Year's letter aloud.


Practical guide

  • permanent exhibition
  • House of Alijn (Kraanlei 65, 9000 Ghent)


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