RUBENS HOUSE | Mythological imagination
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Het museum is elke dag open van 10 tot 17 uur, maandag gesloten.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Why did Hercules wear a lion skin? Why are Mercury and Minerva standing on the portico of the Rubens House? What is the story of Perseus and Andromeda?
Find out the answers to these questions during this tour. The guide will provide an introduction to classical mythology in the courtyard of the Rubens House.
The choice of the Rubens House as the starting point for the tour is no accident: Rubens purchased this house upon returning to Antwerp after living in Italy for eight years. For the renovations made to his house, he was inspired by the antique architectural styles and classical mythology which he came to learn more about in Italy.
The second part of the tour takes us to the Kolveniershof, which is situated behind the Rubens House. It is here that the just-restored ceiling painting The Gods of Mount Olympus can be viewed. With this ceiling painting serving as illustration, the guide will expound further on the ancient world of the gods.
- Duration: 1½ hours
- Price: one guided tour costs € 65 (+ € 5 in administrative fees) for 1½ hours.
- Note: admission to the museum is not included in the price of the guide. The reduced rate of € 6 applies to groups of 12 or more.
- The tour is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during opening times of the Rubens House and the Rubenianum.
The tour includes visits to the Kolveniershof, the courtyard and the garden of the Rubens House. There will be no entry to the Rubens House.
- Please reserve at least 3 weeks in advance via
Antwerp Tourism & Convention
tel.: +32 (0)3 232 01 03
€ 65 (+ € 5 in administrative fees)