Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh

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  • Address: Gasthuisstraat 19, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 32-33388188
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Museums, Family And Kids

This extensive private collection was built over a period of forty one years and includes some truly distinctive and unique pieces. The unassuming outside can fool you; the museum is very well maintained and brilliantly lit. It’s a must see for Flemish art lovers, and what do you know, photography is allowed.

  • Ticket office closes at 04:30 pm.
  • Free for Visitors younger than 12 years; Last Wednesday of every month; Companions of disabled people; School groups accompanied by a teacher.

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  • Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh Address: Gasthuisstraat 19, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh Contact Number: 32-33388188
  • Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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  • 74.95% of people who visit Antwerp include Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh in their plan

  • 45.05% of people start their Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

53.31% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh

People normally club together Bourla Theatre and Meir while planning their visit to Museum Mayer Van Den Bergh.

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  • Such an impressive collection! Wonderful paintings, including a large Bruegel offering- apparently Mayer van den Bergh was pivotal in popularising Bruegel's work . I was disappointed that Mad Meg was off in restoration but would definitely return to see her restored to her former glory. Lots of other items in the expansive Mayer van den Bergh collection- furniture, prints, silverware...I'd never heard of this museum before but I'm so glad I got the chance to see this collection.

  • Great collection with intimate showcasing, in a building that is almost as beautiful as what it contains. Highly recommended, especially if you are not in the mood or haven't got the time for a huge gallery.

  • I ended up at this place with a ticket sold at the Rubens House (a kind of tourist trap, see my review). I was amazed by the quality of the collection, from Brueghel masterpieces (Mad Meg was in restoration, unfortunately) to the oldest painting in a public Belgian museum (an Italian primitive). I really recommend a visit to this lovely museum, be ready to spend about two hours or more, the collection is large but worth the time spent there.

  • Antwerp is a great destination if you enjoy smaller museums with collections of early Netherlandish artworks. One of the great collections can be found at Museum Mayer van den Bergh. Note that if you also intend to visit Rubenshuis, and you should, you can avail of a combo ticket which includes entrance into both museums. This museum is the residence of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, the late 19th century collector of fine art, whose collection demonstrates his knowledge, tastes and appreciation for art from the Low Countries that was ahead of his time. Mayer van den Bergh was particularly interested in the works of the Pieter Brueghel the Elder and you can see two of his works 'Twelve Proverbs of Wooden Plates' and the masterpiece known as Mad Meg (1561) here in Room 5. Mad Meg is a remarkable painting that very much shows the influence Hieronymus Bosch had on period artists like Brueghel. Its a astonishing artwork that is very enjoyable to look over. You can also see outstanding works from the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods, such as the triptych Temptation of St. Anthony (c. 1510) credited to the Master of Saints' Figures from Bruges, the Pieter Huys - Temptation of St. Anthony (1577) and Christ Carrying the Cross (c. 1540) by a follower of Hieronymus Bosch. There are also impressive Baroque, landscape and still Life paintings as well as sculptures to view in this well curated museum. All fifteen rooms are filled with lovely artworks that are enjoyable to view. In all, you can easily spend a couple hours here enjoying the works. If short on time, 30 minutes should be fine to view the highlights or stay much longer if you like what you are seeing. When you find yourself in places like Museum Mayer van den Bergh, it often best to just take your time to look over the artworks, find pieces that you really like and just enjoy yourself.

  • Really interesting collection. Some great Breughel pieces on display.

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