Red Star Line Museum Tours
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Between the late 19th century and World War II, the historic Red Star Line carried more than two million passengers across the Atlantic Ocean to start new lives in the United States, and this compelling museum was opened in September 2013 to tell the story of the migrants and showcase the backstory of the shipping company. Housed in the red-brick former company sheds, washrooms and waiting rooms in Eilandje, north of the city center, the museum buildings themselves are protected monuments. Here medical examinations took place, luggage was disinfected and would-be emigrants were assessed for suitability to enter the US. The museum’s permanent collections include a touching number of letters, faded photos and multimedia presentations of personal interviews, all displayed cleverly against a colorful, well-curated selection of posters, model ships and Red Star Line souvenirs; individuals seeking out family histories can do so in the Warehouse, where the shipping line’s records are computerized and available to all. The newly built lookout tower replaced an earlier chimney that was pulled down in 1936; it has panoramic views across the waters of the River Scheldt and surrounding quays.
Open Tue–Sun 10am–5pm. Admission adults €6; seniors & students aged 12–26 €4; under 12 free. Take bus no. 17 to Rijnkaai. If driving, the Waagnatie paid car park is nearby.
Address: Montevideostraat 3, Antwerp, Flanders 2000, Belgium
Hours: Open Tue–Sun 10am–5pm.
Admission: adults €6; seniors & students aged 12–26 €4; under 12 free
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Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Red Star Line Museum hours of operation?
Red Star Line Museum hours of operation: Open Tue–Sun 10am–5pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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