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The restoration of Museum Vleeshuis

Achter de schermen van het museum bereidden we de restauratie van het monument Vleeshuis voor. In 2022 keurde de stad het voorontwerp voor de restauratie van dit beschermde monument alvast goed. Het resultaat is een ontwerp dat het rijke verleden van het Vleeshuis verbindt met de toekomst.

Browse our collection online

Almost 4000 objects are preserved in the collection of Museum Vleeshuis. The entire collection is now accessible online.

What is there to see?

Museum Vleeshuis looks back at six hundred years of music and dance in the city. You will be immersed in the stories of musicians, shown how musical instruments are made, taken to the first balls and opera performances…and especially enjoy many beautiful sounds.

The carillon is back!

After 3 years, the tower carillon can be played again. The restoration of the tower is not yet complete, but the bells of the carillon have been unpacked and overhauled in the meantime. Our city carillonneurs, Liesbeth Janssens and Koen Van Assche, are eager to regale you with heavenly carillon music once more.

Practical information

When can you visit the Vleeshuis Museum? What is the best way to get to us? How much does a visit cost? And how can you enjoy a safe visit to the museum in these times? All the practical information is listed here for you.

The monument

The story of the Vleeshuis begins more than 500 years ago. For more than three centuries, the Vleeshuis served as the trade centre of the Antwerp butchers’ guild. After the French Revolution, painters, opera singers and wine merchants made use of the monument. Today the Vleeshuis houses a collection of almost 4000 music objects. 


Individual or group visit to the museum

Are you planning to visit Museum Vleeshuis? You are welcome! Check out our offers below. 

Ticket price to change from 1 september 2021

From 1 September 2021, the admission prices for the Museum Plantin-Moretus will be adjusted. The admission prices will be put on par with those of national and international museums. The discount policy will become more transparent.

Conditions of sale

Conditions of sale when purchasing an online ticket.


Everyone should be able to easily use and view the information on the website of Museum Vleeshuis, not least the visually impaired, blind, hearing impaired, deaf and persons with other disabilities. Museum Vleeshuis strives to make its website as accessible as possible, by 2022 at the latest. We do this in accordance with the EU directives and the Flemish Administration Decree.