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The house as a museum

The main idea of this museum is that the collections should find their place in a familiar house... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Tom V
Mechelen, Belgium
A beautiful collection poorly exhibited

Lovely pictures badly hung, poor lighting, illegible signs.A real pity.. Are there no art curators... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
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Mayer van den Bergh was an avid art collector in the 19th century, and the best of his collection is displayed in this small museum.
Lange Gasthuisstraat 19, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 338 81 88
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Do you want to visit a small museum with a very good selection of 16-17-18 century Flemish/Dutch art? You love Brueghel (elder/younger)? And you do not want to wait in a line for 2 hours with 1000 other tourists? Go there! Mayer van den Bergh...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2015

Great collection, and some phantastic Breughels, like the dulle Greet, but soooo unprofessional as regards the display. Dark, unreadable legends, the scarce light reflecting in a way that you dont see the works properly... Such a pity!

2  Thank LORIT123
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The main idea of this museum is that the collections should find their place in a familiar house setting. The museum is as such an early 20th century home and all the rooms house one or more collections. It has a great variety of paintings,...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Lovely pictures badly hung, poor lighting, illegible signs.A real pity.. Are there no art curators in Antwerp?

Thank Toni13
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The fit out and selection of paintings was exquisite including the preserved features of the original house. Disappointed that sime of the major Breugel works were away for renovation. Spent 60 mins there.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great exhibits, shame about the limited access. Full of staircases and narrow corridors, made difficult to navigate by poor lighting. No help for reduced mobility visitors or those who suffer from breathing difficulties. Truthfully, Antwerp is not a great place to visit if you have...More

1  Thank RegencyRose
Reviewed 7 February 2018

A great surprise for me as a 'local'. I did not the museum, but discovered it through the Ecce Homo exhibition. Great townhouse with nice private collection, now donated to the city/province/… One could see it as a (very) small scale, Belgian/Antwerp version of the...More

1  Thank GuyGeerts
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Boring with no translations for foreign visitors. Would not have gone if I had not got a joint ticket with the Rueben's museum.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was one of the first museums that featured the collected works of a private collector. The building itself inside is very interesting and it even features two Bruegels. Most museums in Antwerp are free on the last Wednesday of each month.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I didn't have much time to see this museum properly but I was so impressed with just interior not mention great collection. There is a big restoration at the moment but still I did enjoy every second spend there. It is around 20 minutes walk...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Right now, the museum is missing the final 1/3 as they are going renovations on it. The Mad Meg painting is also gone because they are doing restorations ahead of a celebration of the printer's life in 2019. It was still worth going through, but...More

1  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We usually love private collections set in a cozy home setting but this museum felt very disjointed. The pieces on display were not very interesting except for a few. The lighting was very dim throughout the museum. The major work: Mad Meg by Pieter Brueghel...More

1  Thank DDPJR
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