Set in a cluster of folksily restored almshouses from the 1300s, Ghent's fascinating folklore museum is set in a tranquil, grassy courtyard that creates an oasis of peace in the city center. Inside the almshouse cottages are authentic replicas of typical rooms in homes at the turn of the 20th century and in places where crafts and skills such as weaving, metalwork, and carpentry were practiced. There's a marionette theater that presents performances on specified days of the week (check with the tourist office for current schedules).
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