Saint Peter's Abbey

Local nameKunsthal Sint-Pietersabdij
LocationBelgium (land mass)

Saint Peter's Abbey is a former Benedictine abbey in Ghent, Belgium, now a museum and exhibition centre.

Saint Peter's was founded in the late 7th century by Amandus, a missionary sent by the Frankish kings to Christianize the pagan inhabitants of the region, who founded two monasteries in the area, St. Bavo's, and Saint Peter's on the Blandijnberg. During the winter of 879-80, the abbey was raided and plundered by the Normans, and it remained relatively poor until the 10th century, when donations of property and relics by Count Arnulf I considerably enriched it, as did further donations by Arnulf's cousin King Edgar of England.

Tags MuseumMedievalMonasteryExhibition Space
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Opening hours

Tue - Sun: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed: Jan 1; Dec 24, 25, 31


Basic: €6
Reduced (over 65, groups of 15+): €4.5
(19-26 years): €2
Free: under 19

More information and contact


Official website



Phone +32 9 266 85 00

Address Sint-Pietersplein 9, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Coordinates 51°2'31.348" N 3°43'37.419" E

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