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Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp

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Sharing the story of immigrants and crew, Red Star Line Museum reveals that the Red Star passenger boats were more than just a line of pleasure ships. The museum documents the rise of the ocean liner and the Red Star company, beginning with its founder Clement Griscom. However, the focus is on the many people that left Antwerp's port headed for New York City. Before the museum opened its doors, a team of researchers tracked the families of almost two million passengers and collected their stories, all of which are showcased in the exhibits. On your visit you'll journey with the immigrants escaping the Nazi occupation of Warsaw, as well as get a taste of traveling in style with famous passengers like Albert Einstein. Only 90 people are allowed into the exhibits every 30 minutes, so there may be a wait on your arrival. Advanced reservations are recommended. Put Red Star Line Museum into our Antwerp travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Antwerp.
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  • If you have gone to Ellis Island you need to see this museum. This is the other side of the story, why people left everything to come to America. We learned what people gave up and left behind to come...  more »
  • Very interesting and informative exhibition. A clear and logical setup for visiting, museum map is included in ticket. That the museum is actually located in the original building of the RSL makes it ...  more »
  • This is a great museum, and well worth the effort. I had no idea of the extent of the migrant trail which took place through Antwerp to North America. Some of the stories were quite vivid depictions o...  more »
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  • Probably the most impressive museum I've ever visited so far. It has changed my view on the city of Antwerp and Belgium completely! A must-visit place in Antwerp for sure.
  • Great museum. I've been here several times and find always new things. The building is wonderful and leads you to different areas. A must-visit in Antwerp.
  • Very intersting museum documenting migration from Europe to North-America around the beginning of the 20th century. The location has been excellently renovated and houses a modern, interactive experience. Probably my favourote museum in Antwerp.
  • I liked this museum very much, it was an emotional journey of people searching for a better world and going through the exhibition you are able to walk in their shoes for a bit... Making parallels with the current migrant crisis from the Middle East is unavoidable... Highly recommendable!
  • Amazing spot to remember where we come from and where we can go. A must if you go to the city.