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Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp

(4.5/5 based on 700+ 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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  • One of the finest museums I visited lately. Am here now for the second time and can highly recommend it. The surroundings of the island and the mas make this place unique. Go this summer might be back.
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  • We reserved Guide for group befriended children and parents and were given interesting and interactive guidance.
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  • From this place, hundred of thousands took the trip to migrate to the US. Coming from all parts of the world, they first stayed in Antwerp and then took the boat to mainly Ellis Island (New-York, USA)...  more »
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  • A view on immigration/emigration from another era. Helped me understand the magnitude of the logistics involved a lot better. If you want to understand modern times immigration "problems" better, reserve an afternoon here.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Red Star Line, passenger transport to America in the begin 1900. A museum that gives you the feeling of the journey from begin to end. Is a incredible sensation for American citizens who are the little and little-little children of the passengers of this boats.
  • Well substantiated museum about the migration process that floods like a backbone in history. It's revealing - in a way - that we all are looking for a better world.