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
First exhibit room with the history of the Red Star Line owners
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
And more advertising!
In the room where the showers used to be; the potential passengers had to shower here before being inspected
An old waffle iron
Cigarette holder “Smoke one more, be content. That way you will live longer.”
A famous passenger – Albert Einstein
First Class Lounging
Funny political cartoons about immigration acts
Red Star Line postcards
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)