Museum visit during covid-19

Read more about the COVID-19 measures being implemented in the Middelheim Museum, tools for your smartphone and general visitor information here.


Covid-19 measures

During this period, we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and especially to protect high-risk groups. We intend to provide a safe environment for your visit, and request that you also take some measures.

What we are doing to ensure a safe environment

  • The park gates will be opened fully for ease of access
  • The collection pavilion can only be visited with a valid e-ticket (from June 1 2020). Book your ticket here
  • Lockers are out of use
  • The seating furniture in the collection pavilion will not be made available, except for those who require care
  • Interactive public guidance (touchscreens, etc.) will not be made available
  • The folder cabinets at the main entrances are out of use, paper plans can be found at the information point and at the collection pavilion
  • Numbers in the indoor locations will be limited, the doors are operated by museum staff and employees will wear masks
  • 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


  • 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 it gets busy or if you’re feeling unwell: return home
  • Follow the advice of our museum staff

In the art park

  • Visitors must wear a face mask if it's crowded. This does not apply to children under 12 or to people who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons.
  • Groups may not exceed 10 people (his does not apply to children under 12).
  • Contact sports are not allowed
  • Only use one bracket per bicycle in the bicycle shed
  • Do not return paper plans after your visit

In the collection pavilion

  • Visitors must wear a face mask. This does not apply to children under 12 or to people who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons.
  • Book your (free) ticket in advance

Book your ticket here

  • Respect the time slot stated on your ticket. You enter the collection pavilion at the start of the time slot. Visitors spend an average of 60 minutes in the collection pavilion, but you can set your own pace.
  • Follow the established route and maintain the 1.5 m distance from other people
  • Wear bags and backpacks on your front
  • Do not return paper plans after your visit
  • Do not wait at the exit

In the library

In the museum café MIKA

  • Reservation is recommended
  • Specific measures apply here
  • For more information and reservations: check

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


Practical information


Middelheim Museum
Middelheimlaan 61
2020 Antwerp
tel. + 32 3 288 33 60




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 park in good time as the gates are shut punctually.

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


Plans and signage

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


In de meeste delen van het park bieden we gratis draadloze internetverbinding aan.


We offer free Wi-Fi in most areas of the 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 and a golf cart for two 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.