Guide to the museum

During the corona crisis

Explore the home and business of the Plantins and the Moretuses on your own, with a visitor’s guide, audio tour, or audio play.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Museum Plantin-Moretus.  We will put the well-being of our visitors and employees first. We are taking take various precautions to offer you a pleasant and safe visit. You can no longer borrow paper visitor’s guides, audio guides or headphones.

You can find the visitor’s guide, audio guide and audio play online. We recommend you download these to your smartphone or tablet in advance. Did you forget? No problem. There is free WiFi available in the museum. Bring your own earphones or headphones if you wish to make use of the audio guide or audio play.

 

Floor plan and visitor's guide

The visitor’s guide directs you through the museum and gives you more background information. Do you not have much time? Use the floor plan to discover the highlights of the museum in an hour.

The highlights

Visit the Plantin-Moretus Museum in an hour using the floor plan. This plan will guide you through the highlights of the museum. You will receive the floor plan at the start of your visit.

View the floor plan in full screen

Taking a little more time

Would you like to take a little more time over your visit? Then use our visitor’s guide to show you around. We deliberately kept explanations in the museum limited so you can enjoy the most authentic visit possible. The visitor’s guide can be used as a supplement if you would like some more information.

Browse the visitor's guide in full screen

Or download all the texts here (pdf)

 

Audio play and audio guide

What if you are not much of a reader? You can make use of our audio tour or audio play. You can listen to both tours with the Antwerp Museum App. Download this app to your smartphone for free.

Audio play

Using new three-dimensional audio techniques, this audio will make it seem as if you have travelled through time and entered a bustling house and publishing company. The audio play is not a classic audio tour; it brings the rooms and its (former) residents to life in an amusing way. You can read more about the audio play.

Audio guide

For those who enjoy listening to the story of founder Christophe Plantin and his successors, the Moretus family, the Antwerp Museum App contains a tour entitled ‘Plantin visionary publisher’. 

 

Useful information

To ensure your visit is as safe as possible during these difficult times, the touchscreens and digital browsing books in the museum are unavailable temporarily.

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