Red Star Line Museum

Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Red Star Line Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Red Star Line Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Malcolm M
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Fascinating Story
Jul 2020 • Solo
Fascinating story of the migration of 69 million people from Europe to America. Interesting exhibits and we'll presented.
Written July 9, 2020
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Doc Leuven
Brussels, Belgium20 contributions
Very interesting and educational.
Jun 2020
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.
Written June 14, 2020
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CatBlack
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Enough detail to be interesting, not enough to exhaust!
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 12, 2020
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK958 contributions
Excellent and facinating museum
Dec 2019
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.
Written February 9, 2020
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The Yellow Window Coffeehouse
Antwerp, Belgium14 contributions
Great Museum, a walk back in time.
Jul 2019
Loved this museum. Free to all on last Wednesday of each month. Very interesting to learn about the Immigration history of Antwerp.
Written February 5, 2020
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The Sassy Tourist
Searcy, AR53 contributions
AMAZING!!!
Jun 2019
Traveling with teenage students, I was not very excited to visit this museum. My mind was quickly changed! This is definitely one of my favorite museums ever. The artifacts are incredible, the videos are moving, and the overall experience is quite emotional. The view from the rooftop isn't to be missed either. I can't wait to come back!
Written January 14, 2020
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mounettes
Brasschaat, Belgium35 contributions
A must see
Mar 2019
Most of the people living in Antwerp and nearby are not aware of this page of history. It is very well explained and you can realise how awful i and exciting t must be to leave your own country and beloved ones to discover a new world
Written December 31, 2019
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Chas Davis
Rochester, NY105 contributions
Interesting visit for those who like maritime history
Jan 2019
The red star line was one of the lines that played a role for immigration to the USA. This museum gives a history of the line and a glimpse of what the immigrants encountered
Written December 25, 2019
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VacationCounts Scott
Miami, FL20 contributions
Must visit museum for Americans to learn about European emigration
Sep 2019
I was lucky to return to Antwerp for a few days and so glad that I discovered this museum on TripAdvisor. It's clearly a top attraction to visit. The stories of how so many people traveled from across Europe to reach Antwerp then emigrated during war and hard times is utterly fascinating. It's a part of history that you have to remember. I didn't realize that the Red Star Line played such a large part in bringing immigrants to the USA, Canada and other countries to start a new life. The museum was just the right size to read about the history, view artifacts and vintage travel posters, and watch video interviews from the people whose families made the journey. The museum was very English friendly. There is also a viewing tower to climb and a pleasant cafe to take a break. I suggest you take a tram from city center then return on foot with a visit to the incredible MAS museum which is also a must see even if you don't like art exhibits. I recommend two full days in Antwerp if you are visiting Belgium on an extended trip.
Written December 23, 2019
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Linda W
Cheltenham, UK44 contributions
Interesting but not very big
Nov 2019
Interesting facts with translations to English. Made extra interesting as it spoke about arrival in New York at Ellis Island where we have been as well. It's not huge but I felt it was better than the more famous MAS museum.
Written November 7, 2019
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  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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