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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.

Following emigrants with our smartphone app

Download the Red Star Line app and discover hidden traces and stories of the emigrants in Antwerp.

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.

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.

Come aboard

Does the Red Star Line Museum hold a special place in your heart? Then come aboard: as a sponsor, as a donor or as a volunteer. Or share your story and expand our collection.

Tailored to families

The Red Star Line Museum is a child-friendly museum. Find out why.

Historical and contemporary

The original buildings of the shipping company were carefully restored. The new tower reflects the experiences of the former travellers, who looked out over Antwerp from the towering ocean steamers.

Red Star Line in Antwerp

The Red Star Line was active on 'het Eilandje' in Antwerp’s harbour for more than half a century. All that activity left traces in the city, especially on 'het Eilandje'.

Plan your visit

Here you will find an overview of all the information and activities to plan your visit.

A collection of stories

It’s all about the stories in The Red Star Line Museum. The stories of the passengers who travelled to America with the Red Star Line, in search of happiness and a better future. All these stories tell the history behind the Red Star Line.

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