With your class

Historische Huizen Gent also wants to enthuse young people for culture. We like to bring history to life for them today in a creative manner. Through stories to charm, surprise, and amaze. Through guided tours to stimulate them and make them curious to know more.

Children’s workshops

With pen, parchment, and paintbrush

Your students learn in a playful manner how important writing is. They learn how monks worked and what equipment they used. At the end of the workshop, they get to work themselves on embellishing the initials of their name, like a true medieval copyist. With a real feather pen! 

Languages - only available in Dutch and French
Age - 8 to 12 years
Duration - 2 hours
Number - maximum 20 students per workshop
Price - €98 per guide/workshop 
Availability - the whole school year, except on Mondays
Bookings - book online

Apply for your visit

You can request your school visit via our booking office 'BoekjeBezoek'

Book online

An unusual abbot election

Dressed as monks, with a real monk’s name and a real monk’s job, your students are taken on a tour of St Peter’s Abbey, its history, and its former occupants. The monk who excels in knowledge and wisdom is earmarked as the next abbot of the renowned St Peter’s Abbey.

Languages - only available in Dutch and French
Age - 8 to 14 years
Duration - 2 hours
Number - maximum 20 students per guide
Price - €98
Availability - The whole school year, except on Mondays
Bookings - book online

Apply for your visit

You can request your school visit via our booking office 'BoekjeBezoek'

Book online

Brewed with love and magic herbs in the medieval herb garden

Monks and witches used herbs. Witch Morgan de Marcatellis takes your students to the herb garden of St Peter’s Abbey and shares the herbal knowledge of her ancestors. They can smell and taste the herbs and devise their own recipe. Who will pass the witch examination?

Languages - only available in Dutch
Age - 8 to 12 years
Duration - 2 hours
Number - maximum 20 students per workshop guide
Price - €98 per workshop guide
Availability - the whole school year, except on Mondays. Summer = outdoors, winter = indoors
Bookings - book online

Apply for your visit

You can request your school visit via our booking office 'BoekjeBezoek'

book online

Guided tours for secondary education students

Discover the rich history of St. Peter's Abbey and the daily life of the monks in the Middle Ages.

Languages - available in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish
Age - 12 to 18 years
Duration - 90 minutes
Number - max. 20 students per guide
Price - €78 
Bookings - book online

Apply for your visit

You can request your school visit via our booking office 'BoekjeBezoek'

Book online

Film Guide Alison

Raphael was found dead in St Peter’s Abbey. An accident? Or murder? Digital monk Alison takes you on an exciting and mysterious tour through the oldest monument in Flanders. The search for the murderer of his young friend takes you to rooms which you would otherwise never enter. Along the way, you pass by lots of nice things: the medieval refectory, the majestic Abbey church, the splendid gardens, and endless lofts. You move around literally between heaven and earth and reel from one surprise to the next. 

Languages - available in Dutch, French and English
Age - from 10 years
Duration - 90 minutes
Price - € 4 / movieguide
Reservation - we recommend booking online in advance, so you can be sure of your place.

Exhibitions 

St Peter’s Abbey has built a fine reputation as a home for exhibitions. In the autumn, you can enjoy cultural and historical exhibitions, and during the summer months, we usually focus on photography. 

Check out our range of exhibitions here