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To the Antarctic

Belgica's polar pioneers

A guide takes you on an adventure. You set off with the famous research ship Belgica from Antwerp. The expedition heads for the sixth and still unknown continent, Antarctica. The international but very young crew, led by Adrien de Gerlache, will become the first to spend an unplanned winter in the Antarctic. When the polar winter sets in, the ship gets stuck in the pack ice. 

In the second part of the expo, you also reflect on that beautiful area today, where global warming is very much felt. 


  • For whom: adults
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Capacity: max. 20 people per guide
  • Language: Dutch / English / French / German
  • Price: €95 guide + €25 administration fee + entry to museum (view Tickets & Rates

Book a guide for this tour via Experience Antwerp. 

About the exhibition

To the Antarctic

Belgica's polar pioneers
    Friday 21 June 2024 until Sunday 3 November 2024 from 10:00 to 17:00

From 21 June, come and meet the expedition members of the Belgica. Some 125 years ago, they set off from Antwerp to the last blind spot on the world map: Antarctica. The expedition got stuck in the polar ice and made history as a result. Learn how the men managed to survive, who followed in their footsteps, and what Antarctica is like today.

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