What's on


02.12.2016 28.05.2017

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  • Gallery texts: NL - FR - EN
  • Buy a combined STAM+Belfry ticket: € 14 / € 10
  • With an audio-guide for children (only in Dutch) aged 6 and over: € 3
  • Play dragon computer games from the 1980s to date.

Dragons. They can be cantankerous and ugly, but they can also be cute and cuddlesome or stunningly beautiful. Meet heroes who slay dragons and dragons that protect us.

Friend or foe, the dragon is of all times and cultures. It is man who has given meaning to this mythical creature, who has bestowed on it the moral and physical qualities that make it distinctive. At the same time everything about a dragon’s outward appearance is also found in nature, including the fire-eating and multiple heads aspects.

This exhibition is a combination of fascinating cultural and historical objects, intriguing legends, links with the present day and pickled animals. Not forgetting the dragon’s skeleton put together specially for this exhibition!

Everyone, young and old should make a date with the dragon at STAM, a cross between fact and fiction. For children aged 6 and over there are ‘dragon rooms’ where they can look, read, build and play.

Objects in this exhibition


  • Erkend Museum
  • Vlaanderen
  • Gent
  • Uitpas Gent
  • Limburgs Museum Met Naam Rgb
  • Delijn
  • Radio2 Red Rgb
  • Logo De Morgen
  • Logo Gezinsbond
  • Gulden Draak Logo

Also at STAM

Ghent City Museum

Godshuizenlaan 2 - 9000 Gent
09 267 14 00

  • Vlaanderen verbeelding werkt
  • Logo Gent 125Px
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