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The Red Star Line Museum could use your help

The Red Star Line Museum came about thanks to the input of many people and agencies. For its operation, the museum depends on the financial contribution of different partners. You can make a contribution too.

Your Red Star Line object in the museum

The Red Star Line Museum’s collection is supplemented and enriched with many gifts and items on loan.

International recognition for the Red Star Line Museum

European Museum of the Year 2015

Antwerp’s Red Star Line Museum has received one of the five Special Commendations from the European Museum of the Year 2015 in the Riverside Museum in Glasgow

Eugeen Van Mieghem

Eugeen Van Mieghem is an Antwerp realist artist. He grows up in his parents’ café, right across the entrance of the Red Star Line sheds in the Montevideostraat.

Stijn and Sofie are going to New York

Stijn and Sofie are the winners of the contest ‘1 year Red Star Line Museum’! Next year they will be travelling to New York on the Queen Mary 2.

Alexis De Laet returned to Belgium to fight

Alexis De Laet left his native village of Burcht for Chicago in 1911. When World War I broke out he returned to Belgium to join the Belgian army.

Frans Wittock: Fighting with the American army

Frans Wittock was an American Belgian who returned to Belgium in 1917 as a US soldier.

Roger Roels was stuck in America

Roger Roels was a seaman. He happened to be in the United States when the war broke out and was unable to return to Belgium. When the United States entered the Great War in 1917, he enlisted with the US Navy. After the war he asked the love of his life, Anna, who he had not seen since the conflict started, to join him in the United States.

The oldest Belgian war veteran became an American

After the war many Belgians left for the United States. In 1920 there were about 7200 of them, a migration record for the Belgians.

Temporary exhibitions

The museum also holds temporary exhibitions in 'De Loods', which is the name of the old baggage shed of the Red Star Line shipping company.

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