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Red Star Line Museum

1,148 Reviews

Red Star Line Museum

1,148 Reviews
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Malcolm M wrote a review Jul 2020
17 contributions2 helpful votes
Fascinating story of the migration of 69 million people from Europe to America. Interesting exhibits and we'll presented.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Doc Leuven wrote a review Jun 2020
Brussels, Belgium20 contributions2 helpful votes
The museum on more than " just" the Red Stat Line but also on migration in our time. It gives a very detail account on how migration from Eastern Europe ( mainly) to North America " worked" between 1880-1930. It's relatively small but very educational also for children older than ten more or less.
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Date of experience: June 2020
CatBlack wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
This is a great museum and worth allocating enough time to be able to read or view video of the stories of individual travellers who embarked for New York from Antwerp. The overriding impression is hope, but the bravery and sense of adventure and ambition of the emigrants is amazing. Some were escaping poverty or discrimination and some got out just in time to escape the Holocaust. The Red Star Line closed in the mid-1930s however, so too many were left behind to their fate in Europe. There is a lot of information about the logistics of the vessels, but it is the human stories that excel. The shop is good with facsimile posters, post cards and other retro items at not excessive prices. There is also a cloakroom, which is great for the comfort of visitors and a fine bright, airy café with a good selection of beers. Unfortunately, the toilets had neither paper nor soap, which was a strange abberation in such a fine establishment.
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Date of experience: February 2020
RIchard035 wrote a review Feb 2020
Northwood, United Kingdom959 contributions423 helpful votes
The Red Star Line museum is a fascinating museum that tells the story of the shipping line that brought immigrants from Europe to the US and Canada before the second world war. Much of the history is told through the stories of the families that escaped persecution in Europe by making their way to Antwerp and boarding the Red Star line's ships. There is lots of information and exhibits and you could easily spend 2 or 3 hours here. There is a small café, gift shop and cloakroom. It is located a short bus or tram ride from the centre of Antwerp. A must if you are visiting Antwerp.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Dominic V wrote a review Feb 2020
Antwerp, Belgium13 contributions3 helpful votes
Loved this museum. Free to all on last Wednesday of each month. Very interesting to learn about the Immigration history of Antwerp.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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