Baroque Book Design | Special Days

All activities are free of charge with your admisson ticket for the Museum Plantin-Moretus.

Opening weekend Baroque Book Design

Collectors' Day

Sunday 16 December, 10.00 - 17.00 h

A day for those passionate about valuable books. Listen to the story behind unique books, follow a First Aid course in order to properly care for your valuable books or join in a workshop.

Christmas festival

Saturday 22 December, 13.30 - 17.00 h

The Plantin-Moretus family celebrates Christmas and you are invited. Admire the Neapolitan Christmas stall, folow one of the workshops, discover Celtic mid-Winter stories and legends and sing along with the Christmas carols of yore.

Concert: 440 years old 'Octo Missae'

Sunday 23 December, 14.00 h and 15.30 h

In 1578, Christophe Plantin's press produced its first musical work - and what a work it was! This massive volume - 55 by 40 cm - was big enough for all the singers in a choir. Ensemble Antwerpse Polyfonie brings this work back to life.

Twelfth Night party

Sunday 6 January, 13.30 - 17.00 h

The Moretus family has something in common with Three Kings' Day. The Three Kings' Day is the closing date of the Baroque Book Design exhibition. Print golden stars and your own crown. Sing along with Three Kings' Day songs. And, who finds the baked-bean in his piece of Twelfth Night biscuit? A festival for young and old.

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