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Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • To be a confrontational exhibition on migration and the role of the Red Star Line as transport to America. There is not yet much has changed favourably. Migrants now come in rickety boats to Europe! The museum is like a journey conceived with Ellis Island as the end point.
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  • Museum that tells the story of the great migration of Europeans to the United States and other countries, and also carries the story of migration to the present day. Well designed. 
  • Very interesting. The whole story is gigantic emigrant well explained and illustrated. Don't miss this
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  • Fabulous. It becomes clear very quickly that we are ALL migrants in some way. Even moving to a new town or even suburb. Moving, fascinating and thought-provoking. Last Wednesday of the month is free entry so even better!
  • Last Thursday of the month, if I remember well, this place is free to visit. I went twice already and every time it makes me super emotional. This museum makes you experience how courage ppl are who leave their home country and friends and family in hope of a better future or to pursue love in a different country
  • Nice museum on the theme of the big move from Europe to America. A lot of visuals and stories to allow to understand why people wanted to give everything up to move to America and in what circumstances it happened. Get here on time,. Even it it doesn't look a big museum, you'll need your time to get through it. NICE TO KNOW: such as any Antwerp museum, it has free entrance on the last Wednesday of the month.
  • Interesting museum. Excellent video and audio exhibit with translations in 3 languages. You get a real feel for the migration process and difficult life many were trying to escape
  • Very nice museum if you are interesting on european migration processes.
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