Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp

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Housing the collection of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, Museum Mayer van den Bergh was built by the collector's mother to honor her son's life. Renaissance and Gothic artwork covers almost every wall in the patron's house. These include drawings, sculptures, paintings, and applied art from the 14th to the 16th centuries, a period that was an obsession for the collector. Many pieces are religious in nature, since much of the artwork from these early periods was commissioned by the church. Each room also includes carved wood and marble, as well as grand fireplaces and reliefs on the ceilings that give you a lot of nooks and crannies to explore. Don't miss the three Pieter Bruegel paintings depicting medieval daily life. Purchase tickets for the museum upon arrival. You have the option to purchase a discounted combo ticket that includes visits to the Rubens House, or an Antwerp Card, which gives you access to multiple city museums. Put Museum Mayer van den Bergh into our Antwerp family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Antwerp.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Fantastic beautiful museum, which is definitely a must in a visit to Antwerp. Great location and easy to reach.
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  • August 4, 2017
    visted with my son of 4y old and was very cosy, childfriendly and cheap. 'De dulle Griet' was away on restauration, but that didn't spoil any of the fun the young one had.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Coupled ticket, at a very affordable price, with the Rubens House. It is also a House, that of a great collector but no languages other than Dutch, even if a small booklet in French is distributed at the entrance. So we're a little lost and that's a shame because the collection is great!
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  • June 14, 2017
    Great small museum with some really stunning paintings. A great treat for people wanting a top up of Flemish classics without the cost in time if a large museum.
  • May 11, 2017
    Awesome museum displaying a private collection of art. The ticket to the cathedral also allows you in here as well.
  • March 18, 2017
    Nice museum with extensive collection of Flemish painters. Not usually crowded, so arriving early will make the museum entirely for you. Included in your Antwerp pass.
  • December 7, 2016
    Contains nice collection of paintings and items. You can enter with the combination ticket from the Ruben's House.
  • January 14, 2017
    Lovely place. Must see!

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