Antwerp (Belgium)

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom

The MAS is more than an interesting building with countless impressive objects. Discover what makes the museum so unique and how it works. The MAS in figures: 10 storeys high 5700 m² of exhibition space 650 000 visitors a year 140 volunteers 500 000 alternating museum pieces The MAS is a catalyst for the entire neighbourhood. Its modus operandi extends to every corner of the city and it attracts people from far beyond Antwerp. Discover all there is to know about the creation, organisation and daily operation of the MAS.
MAS building outside

Access preferences

Babies and small children (Children friendly)

Pushchairs can be used on the escalator at your own risk. Would you like to use the elevator? Request this at the ticket counter (ground floor). A MAS attendant will bring you to the desired storey. You can leave your pushchair behind in a locked room. Ask about this at the info desk.
Baby backpacks are not allowed in the galleries. You are allowed to use a baby carrier or sling.
The panoramic roof (+10) is only accessible by the staircase.
On the ground floor, you will find a baby nursery table and a quiet spot for breastfeeding. Ask directions at the info desk.

Digital Guides (Virtual Content)

You can view some of our digital visitor guides on your smartphone

General Accessibility in the Museum (Accessibility)

The MAS is accessible for all visitors, including less mobile visitors and people with an auditory or visual handicap. The MAS is partner in the project European Disability Card. On presentation of the card your companion enters for free. More information:http://eudisabilitycard.be/en

Less mobile visitors:

Will you be visiting with a wheelchair? Let us know in advance (+32 3 338 44 00) and report it at the ticket counter. A MAS attendant will bring you to the desired storey with the lift.
Your companion enters for free.
The Boulevard and museum galleries are equipped with benches. Portable folding chairs are available in each museum room.
Our toilet on the ground floor has adapted sanitary fittings.
We have 3 wheelchairs that can be used for free at the ticket counter on the ground floor. You can reserve one in advance via balie.mas@antwerpen.be or phone +32 3 338 44 00.
The panoramic roof (+10) can only be reached via stairs, but the side terrace on +9 is wheelchair-accessible.

People with an auditory handicap:

Informative texts are available in every museum gallery.
A deaf loop system at the ticket counter and in the atelier filters disturbing environmental sounds.
Your companion enters for free.

People with a visual handicap:

Your companion enters for free.
Guide dogs are welcome in the Boulevard and the museum halls.
We have created a special guided MAS tour for the blind and visually impaired. Do you prefer an individual visit? You can borrow a free CD at the ticket counter that can be read by your Daisyplayer. A storyteller talks you through all the museum's galleries.

Babies and small children:

Pushchairs can be used on the escalator at your own risk. Would you like to use the elevator? Request this at the ticket counter (ground floor). A MAS attendant will bring you to the desired storey. You can leave your pushchair behind in a locked room. Ask about this at the info desk.
Baby backpacks are not allowed in the galleries. You are allowed to use a baby carrier or sling.
There's a baby nursery table in the WC on the ground floor.
There's a quiet spot for breastfeeding on the ground floor. Ask directions at the info desk.

Guided tours (Group and Tours)

Do you want to learn all about one of our exhibitions? Do you want to discover the history of Antwerp in the world and the world in Antwerp with a passionate guide? Would you like to be initiated in the history of the MAS itself and all its powerful stories? Hire a guide who knows every corner of the MAS and its appealing collection.

Less mobile visitors (Accessible entrance for prams and wheelchairs)

Will you be visiting with a wheelchair? Let us know in advance (+32 3 338 44 00) and report it at the ticket counter. A MAS attendant will bring you to the desired storey with the lift.
Your companion enters for free.
The Boulevard and museum galleries are equipped with benches. Portable folding chairs are available in each museum room.
Our toilet on the ground floor has adapted sanitary fittings.
We have 3 wheelchairs that can be used for free at the ticket counter on the ground floor.

Visitors with a hearing impairment (General)

Informative texts are available in every museum gallery.
A deaf loop system at the ticket counter and in the atelier filters disturbing environmental sounds.
Your companion enters for free.

Visitors with a visual impairment (General)

Your companion enters for free.
Guide dogs are welcome in the Boulevard and the museum halls.
You can visit the exhibiton 'Listen. Stories found in the city' together with your companion.

Contact info

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom,
Hanzestedenplaats 1,
Antwerp, Belgium.
+32 3 338 44 00
mas@antwerpen.be
https://mas.be/en