Red Star Line Museum

Red Star Line Museum

Red Star Line Museum

A few weeks ago, Koen and I visited Antwerp’s newest museum – the Red Star Line Museum. The Red Star Line was a company that transported European immigrants to America and Canada. The museum is located in the former warehouses and you are able to listen to and read the stories of immigrants who traveled via Antwerp. There are tales of excitement and disappointment and you’re surrounded by photos and artwork of the voyages. If you are interested in history and personal tales, you’ll love the museum (like Koen and I did)!

 

Me inside the museum

Me inside the museum

 

First exhibit room with the history of the Red Star Line owners

First exhibit room with the history of the Red Star Line owners

 

Model of one of the ships

Model of one of the ships

 

I really loved seeing all of the old advertisments - when Koen and I go back we're going to buy a print to frame and hang in our apartment

I really loved seeing all of the old advertisments – when Koen and I go back we’re going to buy a print to frame and hang in our apartment

 

Advertising

Advertising

 

Advertising

Advertising

 

Advertising

Advertising

 

And more advertising!

And more advertising!

 

In the room where the showers used to be before the potential passengers were inspected

In the room where the showers used to be; the potential passengers had to shower here before being inspected

 

An old waffle iron

An old waffle iron

 

Cigar holder

Cigarette holder “Smoke one more, be content. That way you will live longer.”

 

A famous passenger - Albert Einstein

A famous passenger – Albert Einstein

 

First Class Lounging

First Class Lounging

 

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Funny political cartoons about immigration acts

 

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Red Star Line postcards

 

Old photo of the Keyserlei in Antwerp

Old photo of the Keyserlei in Antwerp

 

More old photos of the Keyserlei (the street you walk on once you arrive at the Central Train Station in Antwerp)

More old photos of the Keyserlei (the street you walk on once you arrive at the Central Train Station in Antwerp)

 

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