Museum Mayer van den Bergh

Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp: Address, Phone Number, Museum Mayer van den Bergh Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum Mayer van den Bergh
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Mayer van den Bergh was an avid art collector in the 19th century, and the best of his collection is displayed in this small museum.
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CarolienBAC
Templeuve, Belgium5,742 contributions
Visit Mad Meg
Oct 2020
Not a very famous museum, this one, but well worth the visit. What makes this museum interesting, is the combination of the building with the eclectic art collection of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, who sadly died before he could finish his dream of a museum of his own. Luckily his loving mother was up to the task and build this museum to commemorate her son.

The collection is very interesting in itself, but thé star of the show is the world-famous painting of Mad Meg by Pieter Bruegel. I'm sure you can look one hundred times at this painting and still discover new things.

Do yourself a favor and visit this museum.
Written November 1, 2020
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HealdGreenForever
Slovakia294 contributions
Genuinely interesting
Oct 2019 • Couples
A wonderful collection of Antwerp's finest artwork, all housed in a fine historical townhouse.

We spent a good 2 hours in the museum, thanks in no small way to the detailed audio descriptions of the pieces.
Written March 9, 2020
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tripper40
Tilburg, the Netherlands413 contributions
Eclectic
Mar 2020
Beautiful and eclectic, from medieval paintings to glassware to sculptures, all in a homely setting. The only drawback was the lack of light; I couldn't read all of the descriptions and even some of the paintings were shrouded in darkness, which was a pity. For 2 euros extra you also get access to the Rubenshuis, which is at about a kilometre's distance.
Written March 2, 2020
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dewmaw
Surrey, UK171 contributions
Eclectic mix of artwork plus Mad Meg!
Nov 2019
Interesting mix of artwork, paintings, sculptures, etc. Star of the show is Mad Meg. Worth the visit just for that alone.
Written December 26, 2019
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Kimberly5775
Plymouth, MI58 contributions
Just happened upon this hidden gem
Dec 2018
There is not much to guide one through this building of art and furniture, however, it is interesting enough to do without the guidance. It is one of those hidden gems with old creaking steps and old smells that invokes the imagination.
Written November 17, 2019
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Josse
Kontich, Belgium240 contributions
Very nice museum
Oct 2019
Very nice museum well worth a visit.
It's an extensive collection of artworks of all kinds like paintings, boxes, jewelry, furniture, ...
Written November 3, 2019
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521PJB
Nottingham, UK117 contributions
A rich collection early modern European painting and art
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a great collection in the connoisseur style, accumulated largely by two art dealers with a particular liking for early modern European art, particularly painting and sculpture but including other artefacts.
The paintings are worth the visit alone, and they range, roughly, from the later medieval to baroque. The Breugels, particularly 'Mad Meg' are real draws. There are some interesting sculptures fro the period and devotional pieces. In the library there are also, discreetly displayed, seals and other interesting items. The collection also includes some later works, particularly ceramics.
The display is all within a house, albeit large, which is also worth some consideration as you walk around the collection. On a related not there are quite a few stairs and I'm uncertain how accessible the collection would be to someone with mobility challenges.
Audio guides are available in English and other languages for a significant part of the collection.
Written October 30, 2019
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Nata_VMed
Luxembourg15 contributions
Historical atmosphere
Aug 2019
Small museum filled of masterpieces (Rubens, Jordaens, Pieter Bruegel...) and old objects transmitting the atmosphere on those epoch. Absolutely worth to visit if you are in the city.
Written October 9, 2019
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TSML16
London, UK5 contributions
Fascinating idiosyncratic collection in a beautiful house
Sep 2019
Wonderful Brueghel paintings; extraordinary collection of religious artifacts, as well as many other objects.
Accessibility difficult - lots of stairs and no lift.
Written September 30, 2019
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bradyboy2
Boynton Beach, FL903 contributions
Beautiful old mansion
Aug 2019
This is a beautiful old mansion that has a very famous Bruegel
Painting that was just returned to the house
There are lots of other interesting things to see
Written August 10, 2019
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