The port in pictures
In the exhibition you could encounter the port as a small settlement and followed its ups and downs as it grew into one of the world’s largest international crossroads. Unique ship models, film footage, stories, old maps and tools demonstrated the expansion of the port, commerce, shipping and the people that made it all happen.
Here you could smell the world
Antwerp’s growth was due in part to the Scheldt and the port. In the Middle Ages, the city was bursting at the seams. From the 16th century, explorers sent exotic products and spices from here to the rest of the world. You could walk past the smell boxes and inhale the scents of products that were imported via the port of Antwerp.
- 'World Port. About trade and shipping' was on display on the 6th floor until 22/08/2021.