The Rubens House

 

in short

Antwerp and Rubens: the high point of this rich past appeals to the imagination in the Rubens House. It is the place where you get closest to the world in which the great Baroque artist lived.
The Porchway of the Rubens House
© Beeldarchief Collectie Antwerpen

The Rubens House

in detail

PAINTINGS

The museum has a consistent and cohesive collection of paintings, giving the visitor insight into Rubens’ life, work, the age he lived in and his sources of inspiration.
Rubens’ own work
The Rubens House displays many works by the master himself. It is interesting how the various stages of his productive life are represented, for example by preliminary studies, an unfinished painting, portraits, original masterpieces and copies.

RUBENS' ENVIRONMENT

The museum collection also includes works of important contemporaries, tutors, employees and assistants of Rubens.

ART AND EVERYDAY IMPLEMENTS

After the death of Rubens, the contents of the house quickly disappeared.
This makes it impossible to purchase items about which it can be said with certainty that they were a part of Rubens’s personal effects. The furniture and utensils that are on display are, however, authentic objects from Rubens’s time. He would undoubtedly have recognised most of them.
Archive research has shown that a number of items on show in the museum, such as busts, small sculptures, a tazza and a silver jug, formed part of Rubens’ art collection. In his time this was the biggest in the Low Countries.

HOUSE AND GARDEN

The Rubens House is more than an art collection brought under the roof of a house. The architecture and the renaissance garden are equally important parts of the museum experience.
Rubenshuis
Admission
8,00/6,00EUR/0-12y free/12-26y 1,00 EUR
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Visitor entrance

Rubens House
Wapper 9-11
2000 Antwerp
Belgium
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 17:00
Mon
-
Tue
10:00 - 17:00
Wed
10:00 - 17:00
Thu
10:00 - 17:00
Fri
10:00 - 17:00
Sat
10:00 - 17:00
It is closed for the public holidays on 1 and 2 January, 1 May, Ascension Day, 1 and 2 November, and on 25 and 26 December. Exceptionally, it is open on Easter Monday and on Whit Monday.

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