Museum Vleeshuis tells the story of the musical history of Antwerp and Flanders. Its collection of almost 4000 objects consists of paintings, drawings and photographs, scores, sound recordings and, of course, musical instruments; harpsichords and violins, organs and clarinets, but also a tromba marina, a glass harp and many other curiosities.
The entire collection is accessible online, including many pieces that are not on display as well. Besides our own collection "Sound of the City", over 500 objects from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp are on permanent loan in the museum. Furthermore, the Ghysels Collection -- a collection of magnificent dance organs -- is included in our collection database.
Search for any word at our 'Search' page, or click on one of eight themes to browse a selection of our collection.
In the near future, we will expand the number of images, and the descriptions of the objects will also be completed and corrected where necessary.