• Welcome to the Middelheim Museum

    The Middelheim Museum is a special place where art and nature go hand in hand.
Plan your visit

From Saturday 5/12, the Middelheim Museum will reopen its reception and shop in the castle and its interior spaces for individual visitors.

Would you like to visit one of the pavilions? Then you must reserve a ticket in advance. The art park is freely accessible.

Reserve your ticket here

Group visits and guided tours

Only guided tours in the art park and in the educational area are possible for groups under 12 years old with a maximum of 12 participants.

All other group visits and other forms of public activities for participants over the age of 12 are suspended until further notice.

Because we put the wellbeing of our visitors and employees first, we ensure a safe environment for your visit during COVID-19 times and we also ask you to observe some measures. Read our measures here

Read more about the COVID-19 measures being implemented in the Middelheim Museum, tools for your smartphone and general visitor information here.
Now that the corona crisis has paralyzed social life for the most part, many people don’t get to go to their favourite places, such as in the Middelheim Museum. That is why we bring the art park right to your home.
13th June 2020 should have seen the opening of the Congoville summer exhibition. It is a group exhibition compiled by the guest curator Sandrine Colard (BE/DRC). Together with other future projects it forms part of a broader development at the museum towards greater polyphony and inclusion.
Exhibition
The inaugural edition of Public Figure presents a new sculpture by artist Tramaine de Senna (1981, California, lives and works in Antwerp).
On 9 June 2020, a statue of King Leopold II (1835-1909) was removed from the public space of Ekeren, Antwerp, where it had stood since 1873. Its removal was a highly charged occurrence and led to numerous questions being addressed at the museum. The below text contains the answer to some of those questions.
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Colored Stones (detail) 2018. Courtesy the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, exhibition view Hedges, Edges, Dirt - ICA / VCU, Richmond, USA, 2018. copyright ADAGP, Paris. Photo by David Hunter Hale for ICA / VCU.
Exhibition
Contemporary artists tracing colonial tracks
Saturday 29 May 2021 - Sunday 03 October 2021 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
An exhibition about the traces of the (post) colonial history of the Middelheim site. Several African and international artists will take the visitor on a walk.
Collection pavilion
In the pavilion, you can (re)discover hidden works from the collection of the Middelheim Museum. Just over 80% of the works of art in the collection are stored in depots that are closed to visitors. Because the museum wants to offer maximum access to the collections in all their diversity, it has now transformed one such closed repository into an open display area. An initial selection of artworks has been unpacked there and put on display for the public.
Discover our highlights
A number of artworks in our wider collection are definitely considered relevant for art history. Each of them are artistic highlights in their own way, illustrating a specific movement or development in the field of sculpture.