About the expo
From Ghent to East India
Exactly 300 years ago, Ghent native Michael de Febure took the trip of a lifetime. In 1721, he boarded the Sint-Pieter and went on a trade mission to the East Indies. Never before had he travelled far from Ghent. He wrote down his wonderful experiences in detail in a travel diary which has been preserved to this day.
In this new exhibition-experience, top actors guide you through a compelling audio story. The captain, together with his crew, welcomes you on board his ship. It will be anything but an easy voyage.
Between historical nautical charts, ship models, exotic animals and exclusive finds from 18th century shipwrecks, you will navigate to a distant, fascinating past, moving from one new discovery to another.
You will experience the constant fear of privateers and pirates, explore the Cape Verde Islands and brave severe storms. Along the way you will discover the wonderful marine life before finally calling at the Indian port city of Surat, a melting pot of cultures, smells, spices and exotic products.
Kids and Toddler-proof!
Armed with a booklet and a viewer, your little sailor can go in search of unique objects on board the ship.
Audio guide for passengers from age 7 up.