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The double instrument

in the Large Drawing Room

In the Large Drawing Room, visitors can find a rare double instrument on which both virginal and harpsichord can be played. Listen to how the instrument sounds.

The Museum Plantin-Moretus, a UNESCO World Heritage site

On Google Arts & Culture

Did you know that the Museum Plantin-Moretus was the first museum on the UNESCO World Heritage list? Visit the museum online on Google Arts & Culture.

100% admiration, 50% discount

Combine a visit to the KMSKA with a visit to the Museum Plantin-Moretus

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) is opening its doors once again and we are celebrating this with a special ticket offer! Buy a ticket to visit KMSKA and get 50% off your visit to Museum Plantin-Moretus. 

Animals! Here, there and everywhere!

An active seek-and-find quest for sleuths from the age of four years

On the ground floor of the museum the whole family can hunt out common and unusual animals hiding in the works of art and on objects in the museum rooms.

Impressed by Plantin

woodcut collection online

The Plantin-Moretus Museum keeps an extraordinary collection of 14,000 woodblocks. 14,000 examples of true craftsmanship, drawings masterly cut in wood. We are supplying this impressive collection of woodcuts in high resolution. Feel free to browse as long as you like, get inspired and use your creativity.

Be impressed!

Summerschool Books and Culture.

The Plantin Press and the Religious Book

International expert speakers will explain the unique position of the world-famous Antwerp-based printing and publishing house founded by Christopher Plantin in 1555. They will discuss how it developed the production and distribution of religious books and related illustrations and prints in the following centuries.

Collection & research

The Museum Plantin-Moretus conducts ongoing research into its own collection. It also provides scientific services to other institutions, specialists and students, and to the general public. In this way, the Museum has expanded a small group of connoisseurs into a large group of enthusiasts.

Travel Trade

For Tour Operators & Travel Trade Professionals

Are you a tourism professional? Discover here the many advantages of the Museum Plantin-Moretus for your travel offer.

About the Museum

The original residence and workshop of the Plantin and Moretus publishing dynasty offers you a unique historical experience, which is why it is a Unesco world heritage site. The building’s creaking oak planks and panels seem imbued in the history of books, the art of printing and the story of a family’s entrepreneurial flair. The oldest printing presses in the world can be found here, and much more besides...

What is there to see?

Discover the magic of the Museum. In mansion and printing press. In room and studio. In letters and typography. In beautiful books. Experience how, long before our digital age, words and images were spread around the world.

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