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Red Star Line – Museum

If you like traveling in time like I do, you don’t want to miss this spot right here. The Red Star Line is one of the best ways to catapult you between stories of people, nationalities and cultures on the road. The museum assembles the stories of thousands of people from all over the world on their journeys across Europe and overseas towards their ‘dream land’. I found this museum to be like a tiny adventure in itself. Everything is documented, from the places these people came from, to the paper work they needed to fill in and the medical examination they had to undergo.

You can almost literally walk in their shoes, as you listen to the voices that tell their stories. They have actively gathered these real life stories from passengers which let you in on the path of brave people striving for their dreams. The museum is highly interactive and they do a great job at bringing you as close to the experience as it can. There are small movie rooms, 3D display of old pictures, miniature models of the ship etc.

There are always new special activities and (art) expositions – like the story of the voyages of gypsies around the war period through the eyes of a Belgian artist. What puts things into perspective for me was the wall that documents migration from the beginning and throughout the history of mankind. Migration is a timeless story indeed. You definitely have to check this one out.

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Address

Montevideostraat 3, Antwerp

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Price

Up to: € 8

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)