For a considerably long time Antwerp was the place where immigrants – often from Eastern Europe – took a Red Star Line Ship to America where they hoped to build a new future for themselves. Nowadays, Antwerp quite often is the final destination for migrants. In other words, the museum’s stories from the past are unmistakably linked to the here and now in Antwerp and in Belgium.

The Red Star Line Museum compiled educational materials in close collaboration with experienced NT2-teachers. These educational materials will enable you to prepare your visit in the classroom as well as guide your students during their actual visit to the museum.

Some responses from earlier editions:

“It was a very nice evening and I would like to thank the museum for the late night opening. My evening class students mainly come from Eastern Europe and they were delighted to locate their home town on the maps, or to recognize Polish surnames on the passenger’s lists.” Liliane

“The students found it most interesting and they want to come back to the museum. The introduction and the manual for guiding the group around the museum were very comprehensible.” Kirsten

“The Red Star Line Museum moves people. When I watched the film I was sitting next to a woman of Asian origin. She was not one of my students. In the middle of the film she left the room and went outside. She apologized for being so overcome by her emotions." Aline

 

Practical

  • What? Exclusive late night opening for students NT2 and students integration training programmes
     
  • When? 22 January 2015, 26 February 2015, 24 March 2015, 21 April 2015, 19 May 2015, 18 June 2015, 22 September 2015, 22 October and 24 November 2015;  18:30 – 21:30 
     
  • Tickets? Admission is free for school groups
     
  • Programme? Come to the ticket office at the starting time (choose from 18:45, 19:00, 19.15, 19.30 en 19.45). Depending on the number of people 2 or 3 groups will be admitted for each time slot. 

Tours with museum guides are not possible. Teachers walk around with their students and give a guided tour using the educational materials that were handed out by the Red Star Line Museum. Teachers receive the materials when the booking for their visit has been confirmed.

Advance booking is obligatory
Book here.

After confirmation of your booking you will receive the educational materials.

Questions? nadia.babazia@stad.antwerpen.be