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About the MAS

The MAS is more than an interesting building with countless impressive objects. Discover what makes the museum so unique and how it works.

The MAS in figures

  • 10 storeys high
  • 5700 m² of exhibition space
  • 650 000 visitors a year
  • 140 volunteers
  • 500 000 alternating museum pieces

The MAS is a catalyst for the entire neighbourhood. Its modus operandi extends to every corner of the city and it attracts people from far beyond Antwerp.

Discover all there is to know about the creation, organisation and daily operation of the MAS.


 Subsidizing government

The Flemish Government annually provides structural subsidies to the MAS. 

What makes the MAS so special?

MAS. A river of tales

What makes the museum so unique? Discover the MAS in a few words.

An iconic building


In this impressive warehouse, all the museum rooms are stacked like boxes. Follow the Boulevard with its metres-high glass windows as it spirals upwards, and enjoy an incredible view of the city from every level.

A facade full of hands

The legend of Brabo and Antigoon makes the hand the symbol of Antwerp. But the little hands on the facade are also a reminder of the many patrons who helped build the MAS.

Boulevard and panorama

Fancy a free high-level city tour? The escalators of the Boulevard will take you nine storeys high. Along the way you will enjoy a constantly changing view of the city. And right up on the roof, you can see the whole city.

How the MAS works

The colleagues at the MAS

The MAS has many employees who do their utmost every day to guarantee visitors a safe and relaxed museum visit. Which departments support the museum operation?

The MAS partners

The MAS collaborates with many partners. We have a very versatile and dynamic network, on a local, national and international level.


Our sponsors

Become acquainted with our loyal partners. The MAS and its operation continue to exist thanks to their financial and material contributions.

Support the MAS

Do you want to safeguard the future of the museum? There are different ways to contribute. Look at all the ways you can support the MAS.

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