Millions of people, one dream


  • The Red Star Line Museum received the public award of the annual Museum of the Year Award.
  • 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!
  • Book your ticket in advance to ensure that you can visit the museum on your chosen date. When the maximum number of visitors is reached, we can not give you access to the museum without reservation. Book your ticket here.
  • 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.
  • De Loods (The Shed) was the name of the old baggage shed. It is now the entrance of the Red Star Line Museum. You can enter De Loods for free. It is open one hour longer than the museum itself. It houses an attractive museum café, a museum shop and it contains a temporary exhibition.