Museum visit during covid-19

To get the most out of your visit, read the general visitor information in advance.

We take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit.

 

Practical information

Address

Middelheim Museum
Middelheimlaan 61
2020 Antwerp
tel. + 32 3 288 33 60
middelheimmuseum@antwerpen.be

Please note: on Mondays the museum administration is not available.

Admission

  • Free
  • In the Middelheim Museum you pay cashless in the shop. We accept Bancontact, Mastercard, Maestro, VISA and V PAY. 

Opening times

The museum is open every day of the week, except Monday. It is exceptionally open on Easter Monday and on Whit Monday.

The museum’s opening hours depend on the season. You can find the exact times below. Visitors are admitted until 30 minutes before closing time but are requested to leave the art park in good time as the gates are shut punctually. The indoor venues close one hour before closing time.

Opening times art park:

  • October to March: from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • April: from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • May to August: from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
  • September: from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The museum is closed on the following public holidays: 1 January, 1 May, Ascension Day, 1 November, 25 December.

The art park is closed in stormy weather.

Getting there

Public transport

The Middelheim Museum is easily accessible by train, tram and bus. The De Lijn route planner will show you the way. Tip: enter ‘Middelheim Park’ as the destination.

Plan your route here

By bike

You can easily get to the museum by bike. There is a bike park at the three main entrances.

By car

  • On the Antwerp ring road, take the Berchem or Wilrijk exit
  • Free parking in Beukenlaan, about 300 m walk.

Accessibility

Plans and signage

The art park has nine entrance gates. Extensive signage has been put up in all the areas of the art park. The signs guide to you to the various pavilions and the castle. There are floor plans with an overview plan of the art park at the three main entrances.

Wifi

We offer free Wi-Fi in most areas of the art park.

Babies and small children

There is a changing table for babies on the courtyard near the castle and in the collection pavilion.

Less mobile visitors

There is a toilet for less mobile visitors on the courtyard near the castle. The museum makes available two wheelchairs upon request. To be booked before your visit with the museum desk (+ 32 3 288 33 60).

Park regulations

You may not touch the artworks in the Middelheim Museum Park because this can damage the works.

Visitors of the Middelheim Park must adhere to the park regulations that apply to all Antwerp parks. The rules are clear and evident to people who respect nature, their surroundings and other people.

 

Covid-19 measures

We take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit. Read more about the COVID-19 measures being implemented in the Middelheim Museum here.

What we are doing to ensure a safe environment

  • Lockers in the castle and in the collection pavilion can be used.
  • The park gates will be opened fully for ease of access.
  • The capacity of the interior spaces is limited. Keep in mind that you have to wait a while if it is too busy.
  • The museum has a strict hygiene plan. The sanitary facilities are cleaned every two hours. Please give the cleaning employees space and time to perform their work.

The following precautions must be taken as a minimum

General

  • Maintain a social distance of 1.5 m.
  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
  • Wash your hands before and after your visit.
  • If you’re feeling unwell: return home.
  • Follow the advice of our museum staff.

In the art park

  • Follow the rules for meetings.
  • Contact sports are not allowed.
  • Do not return paper plans after your visit.

At the indoor venues

  • Wearing a face mask is recommended. This does not apply to children under 12 or to people who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons.
  • Follow the established route and keep distance.
  • Carry bags and backpacks on your front or use the lockers at the collection pavilion.
  • Do not put back paper guides after your visit.
  • Do not stay waiting at the exit.
  • A limited number of people are allowed in the indoor locations. Please take into account that you may have to wait if it gets too busy.

In the library

Read about all the measures being implemented by the City of Antwerp to slow down the spread of the coronavirus here.

 

Use your smartphone

Make your visit to the Middelheim Museum as contactless as possible. You can consult these tools on your smartphone.

In the art park

In the collection pavilion

 

Guided tours

Guided tours for groups are possible. One guide for every 15 participants.

 

Group visits without guide

A limited number of people are allowed in the indoor locations. Please take into account that you may have to wait if it gets too busy.