The Antwerp painter Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930) grew up in the old port, where his parents had a pub opposite the Red Star Line warehouses. His paintings and drawings are a haunting testimonial of activity in the port. They also feature the thousands of migrants who departed from here to America.

The Red Star Line Museum shows how the migrants inspired Eugeen Van Mieghem in a permanently changing exhibition of 12 works. Learn more about the life and work of this Antwerp artist in the Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum.

 

Practical information

  • Part 1: Visit of the Red Star Line Museum
    A guided visit of the Red Star Line takes about 1.5 hours.
     
  • Part 2: Visit of the Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum in Redershuis
    A guided visit of the Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum and the shipowners’ house lasts about 1 hr 45 min.

 

En route

The two museums are located about 1.5 km from one another. You can see more traces of the Red Star Line and Eugeen Van Mieghem during the 20-minute walk along the Scheldt quays.

You can view the walking route here.

 

Lunch

You can enjoy a light lunch or a delicious slice of pie in the Red Star Line Museum’s Museum café. We recommend contacting the museum café’s manager, Zaal II by e-mail to tafel@zaal2.be.

There are various other catering establishments in the Eilandje neighbourhood which also cater to groups.

 

Bookings

Kindly note that you must book guided tours and group visits separately for every museum.

 

Further information about tours of the Red Star Line Museum

Further information about tours of the Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum