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. Red Star Line Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Fascinating story of the migration of 69 million people from Europe to America. Interesting exhibits and we'll presented.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Really good museum, a lot to look at and read. The exhibition is done very well and even after 2 hours here you don't get bored. It gets quite touching at times so have a tissue ready. Highly recommended
  • Worth a visit when you are in Antwerp! The history of immigration, Antwerp port and journey to America are well told with various activities along the way. Everything is explained in English and you can easily spend 2 hours here
  • The Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp is a must see. Very interesting to learn about the history of this company and the role of Antwerp as the place where people from the whole of Europe would emigrate from to the USA and Canada. The collection is nice and well put together. Information is most of the time in Dutch, French and English. The viewpoint is also nice and free to visit. Great museum and well worth the visit.
  • Excellent museum you need to allow plenty of time as there is so much to see and read. The view from the panoramic roof is spectacular.
  • Really interesting history, highlighting the importance of Antwerp in so many stories of migration across the world. Warm welcome, including lockers, so you don't need to carry your bags around.

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