Visiting the museum with a group

Guided tours, creative workshops, printing demonstrations and day programmes: come to the museum with your group and make the visit more lively or varied with our group options.

During this time, we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 and to protect risk groups. Therefore, group visits and guided tours are teomporarily unavailable.

Guided tours
Grisaille Plantijn
guided tour for adults
Christophe Plantin was an intellectual with a flair for business. Shortly before 1550 he moved from France to Antwerp. Five years later he started his own printing press, which he built into the largest in the world.
Leading ladies
rondleiding voor volwassenen
Ludovico Guicciardini schreef al in 1567 dat Vlaanderen rijk was aan ondernemende vrouwen. Dat Plantins familiebedrijf driehonderd jaar standhield was mee te danken aan een aantal sterke geëmancipeerde vrouwen.
Guerrillatour in het museum
guided tour for adults
Try the Guerrilla tour, in which your progress through the house is peppered with juicy stories, creative interventions, and cool and fun facts about the family and the printing business.
Guided tour in the expo 'A century of wonder'
Campagnebeeld 'een eeuw van verwondering'
Friday 09 October 2020 - Sunday 10 January 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors Uitgesteld
The 16th century print series Nova Reperta (New Discoveries) and contemporary developments are central to this exhibition. It is no coincidence that the sciences were high on Plantin's list of books.
creative workshops and printing demonstration
Workshop Boekbinden
Workshop for schools and groups
You will learn the basic techniques and bind your very first book. There’s plenty of choice: a private diary, notebook, photo album…
Hand zet haak
Workshop for schools and groups
Arrange letters in mirror image in a composing stick, make up a complete page and print it on a genuine press.
workshop Etsen droge naald
Workshop for schools and groups
In the workshop you first view book illustrations, prints and drawings. Then you’ll learn how to make an drypoint etching as you get to work with plexiglass, ink and a centuries-old etching press.
for groups, families and schools
Ever wanted to know what life was like in the Officina Plantiniana? Once you’ve had a visit and printing demonstration daily life in the printing press won’t hold anymore secrets for you.
Workshop or guided tour measure made
Do you have a group or class with special needs or questions? Do you have a special request or are you working on a project? We are happy to make an adapted program for you, tailored to your group.
Without a guide
Group visits are currently not possible.
foto: Victoriano Moreno
The museum comes to life with an audio play on the Antwerp Museum App.
Museum Plantin-Moretus
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