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What's on display?

In the MAS, the Boulevard with 6-metre-high glass panels will guide you to the various museum halls. You'll encounter a new tale about Antwerp, the river and the port on every storey. The collection boasts over 500,000 museum pieces. Permanent and temporary exhibitions offer a refreshing look at the city and centuries of contact with the world. At the top, on the tenth floor, you'll enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the city, the port and the river.

Coming soon:

World War II in Antwerp

Military violence and mass persecution of Jews and dissenters during World War II broke the city. Personal stories and objects make this period very tangible in this new MAS exhibition that opens on 8 September 2023.

Rare and indispensable

100 masterpieces from Flemish collections
    Friday 27 October 2023 until Sunday 25 February 2024 from 9:00 to 17:00

Magritte, Bacon, Ensor, Moore, Jordaens, Rubens … These are just some of the world-famous names on display at the MAS. Starting from 27 October 2023, 'Rare and indispensable' brings a unique selection of masterpieces from the Flemish masterpiece list. 

On display now

A glimpse of the collection

FREE ENTRANCE | Find out more about the people behind the objects of the MAS: who used them, who collected them? And at the same time, take a look behind the scenes of the museum.

Listen

Stories found in the city

In 2021, the MAS is celebrating its 10th anniversary. We celebrate this with a colourful, special exhibition. We present exciting and moving stories about greedy giants, turbulent loves, demons and heroes. Stories from Antwerp and stories from afar.

Celebration!

Colourful rituals

Celebration! invites you to celebrate the moments of transition in life. A mix of festive objects, in an colourful arrangement with a unique soundtrack.

Antwerp à la carte

About cities and food

The exhibition reveals the intimate relationship between the city and food, from the sixteenth century to the distant future. Follow the trail of food in the city and find out how what we eat has left its mark on the map of Antwerp.

Horse

A photo exhibition by Heleen Peeters

Photographer Heleen Peeters immersed herself in the worldwide culture of the horse and horsemeat. A selection of her images can be seen in 'Antwerp à la carte'. Because the story of horse meat is also about food and the city.

Freight

About the port, people and cargo

In 'Freight' you stop at various 'docks', each of which reveals a different part of the city's connection with world trade. A journey through the history of the port city. On view on the 6th floor.

Anybody home?

Looking for the sewer crocodile, listening to talking tableware, playing board games or drawing on the walls.... In the playful new family exhibition "Anybody home?" you will explore the MAS collection together with your (grand) children. You reflect on what a 'home' means. And one thing can already be revealed: it is different for everyone. 

Art from Pre-Columbian America

Collection Paul & Dora Janssen-Arts

A world-renowned collection of some 400 pre-Columbian objects from 50 different cultures. 

Everything of worth

FREE ENTRANCE | What can be heritage? What has value and what does not? A photo exhibition explores these questions. It shows the people behind the city's heritage.

Past exhibitions

Wondering what you missed? Take a look at the overview of all exhibitions that have already been held in the MAS. 

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MASshop

Purchase memories that endure

Completely devoted to the MAS or looking for an exclusive gift or original souvenir? Be sure to pop into the MASshop, which is much more than your average museum shop.

Portopolis

At the foot of the MAS in Antwerp you will find Portopolis, a free interactive visitor centre. Here you can discover the port of Antwerp in the heart of the city. Put on a VR visor for a 360° tour and feel the port come to life! Walk across the large aeriel photograph and discover all special hotspots on offer in our port. 

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