Red Star Line Museum

Tells stories of people who embarked on journeys from Antwerp to America aboard Red Star Line ships

The Red Star Line was a prominent shipping company that operated passenger ships between Antwerp and North America from 1873 to 1934. During this time, millions of hopeful immigrants boarded these ships in search of new opportunities and a better life in the United States and Canada.

The museum, housed in the original warehouses and administrative buildings of the Red Star Line, opened its doors in 2013 to commemorate the stories and struggles of these brave travelers. It provides a poignant insight into the immigrant experience, highlighting the personal tales of hope, fear, and resilience that characterized this historic period of migration.

What You Can See

Upon entering the Red Star Line Museum, visitors are transported back in time to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum features a series of engaging exhibits that showcase the arduous journey taken by the immigrants, from their decision to leave their homelands to the arduous transatlantic voyage.

You can explore the cramped quarters of the steerage class and learn about the challenging conditions they endured during the sea crossing.

Hours and Fees


Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.


on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and December 25th


Your admission is free if you have museumPASSmusées, Antwerp City Pass.

Adults (26 and older): € 10
Young Adults (18 – 25): € 6
Children (18 and under) :Free