• Temporary exhibition
    See the world with the Red Star Line
    Friday 14 October 2016 - Monday 17 April 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00
    Individual visitors
    Since the autumn of 2016, the Red Star Line Museum has been drawing attention to one of the Red Star shipping line’s lesser known activities: its cruise activity. The museum will bring the cruise era back to life with an exhibition, a book and a concert by the Flat Earth Society. The emphasis is on the stories of the passengers and crews of the Red Star Line's cruise ships. The exhibition includes an original film shot by an amateur filmmaker during his cruise on the Belgenland between 1927 and 1928.
  • Red Star Line Museum
    The Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp was awarded the Flemish Culture Prize for Cultural Heritage during the Groot Onderhoud, the yearly meeting and high point of the museum and heritage calendar! The Minister of Culture, Sven Gatz, gave every member of the museum's team a replica of the bronze sculpture 'La Ultima Isla' by Phillip Aguirre. The Culture Prize also included a 10.000 euro award to the Red Star Line Museum.
  • Here you will find an overview of all the information and activities to plan your visit.
  • Bezoekers in het Red Star Line Museum (Foto Joris Casaer)
    The Red Star Line Museum has a lot to offer. In addition to the permanent exhibition, we also host temporary exhibitions, in a stunning building, with an extensive collection...
  • Gebouwen Red Star Line Museum
    Are you planning to visit the museum on your own, with your family, your class or school, a group or a company? Here you will find an overview of all our activities.
  • Story
    Do you have a story that is related to the history of the Red Star Line, a Red Star Line passenger, or to past or contemporary migration? We want to hear it!
  • Millions of passengers travelled with Red Star Line and told stories about their journeys to their children and grandchildren. You can read some of the most beautiful stories here. Maybe you have a past or present migration story of your own, which you would like to tell us. Share it with us via ‘Your story’.
  • Story
    The story of world famous photographer Eduard Jean Steichen, and how his journey across the Atlantic as a young boy shaped his future.
  • In the middle of our temporary exhibition 'Cruise Away. Around the world with the Red Star Line' is the pop-up cruise bar. Visitors from the museum can head to the bar for a drink or tasty snack.
  • The Red Star Line Museum invites you on an exciting voyage. Discover the story of the shipping company, the city of Antwerp and its harbour. Above all, discover the emigrants’ stories. Perhaps it is your story too. You may recognise yourself in a person; you might recognise a place, a voyage, an arrival or departure, maybe even a new beginning. Welcome aboard!
  • The Red Star Line sheds were the stepping stone to a new life in the United States and Canada. Dreams were made or broken here: who is allowed to leave, who must stay.