Visit Middelheim Museum, inside one of Antwerp's largest green spaces, and explore the iconic sculpture park once home to the Belgian royal family.
Today, this open air art museum is home to an impressive collection of works from both local and international sculptors, tracing the history of sculpture beginning with works by Rodin all the way up until present day.
A history of Middelheim Musem and sculpture park
The park opened to visitors in 1950, originally set out to be a temporary exhibition space in Middelheim Park. The museum attraction proved so popular that it reopened on a permanent basis and after more than 60 years the impressive collection has grown and is among the most distinguished in the world.
Alongside its permanent collection, visitors to Middelheim can also enjoy visiting exhibitions twice annually, and the museum offers tailored programmes for both individual and group visits.
More than 200 works are permanently on show, and the park is divided into two main sections; The Middelheim Hoog, the southern part of the park containing the majority of the works ranging from the 19th century on, and the Middelheim Laag, which is home to the largest contemporary works.
Visiting Middelheim Museum
Middelheim Museum is easily reached by tram from the Park Inn by Radisson Antwerp Hotel and is located just south of the city centre.
Located in the heart of the city, this Antwerp accommodation
is the ideal base for guests wishing to visit popular attractions such as Middelheim Museum, Aquatopia Antwerp
and Carolus Borromeus Church.