• The Rubens House in a nutshell

    “Welcome to my house!” Peter Paul Rubens, a brilliant and versatile artist, invites you to his palazzo.

You can now visit the Rubens House again.

Discover Rubens’ life and work and enjoy his imposing city palace with its garden and portico. The health and safety of our visitors and our staff is paramount, so we will ensure safe surroundings for your visit. We also ask you to take a number of measures into account. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

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In the spotlight
You can now visit the Rubens House again. Discover Rubens’ life and work and enjoy his imposing city palace with its garden and portico. The health and safety of our visitors and our staff is paramount, so we will ensure safe surroundings for your visit. We also ask you to take a number of measures into account. We look forward to seeing you very soon!
In the spotlight
Rubens House presents five new loans
The Rubens Househas a remarkable new exhibit to unveil: a recently rediscovered Rubens self-portrait. It is one of five new loans to add to the lustre of the artist’s former residence.
About the restoration of portico and garden pavilion

Ben van Beneden over restauratie portiek en tuinpaviljoen

Online talk with Ben van Beneden
"No botox, no fillers, no repairs, no false nose, no false ears. No, keep the original material as much as possible." This is how director Ben van Beneden describes the essence of the restoration of the portico and garden pavilion. In 15 minutes he takes you on a journey of 400 years through time. His story starts with the restoration of the Rubens House in 1939 and makes a few detours to the 17th century.
 
In the spotlight
The 2020 European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards saw the Rubens House honoured with one of the world’s most renowned heritage prizes for the restoration of its portico and garden pavilion.
Project
The imposing portico and garden pavilion at the Rubens House can now be viewed again by the public. After a year and a half, their restoration is complete. Rubens designed both features himself, making them rare evidence of Rubens as an architect.
The Rubens House in one minute

Het Rubenshuis in 1 minuut

"Welcome to my house!" Peter Paul Rubens, brilliant and versatile artist, invites you to his palazetto in the centre of Antwerp. The master lived here with his family for years and painted with his colleagues and assistants in a studio that he designed himself. He created many of his paintings in this house. His work has inspired artists and art aficionados for over four hundred years. Here he received important patrons and cherished his unique art collection. This unique museum, the master's house, is the only place in the world where Rubens's presence is so tangible. And you are here as his guest. Welcome!
 
In the spotlight
The museum is always open online. Check out our acquisitions and loans or find out more about Rubens by taking our audio tour ‘The Master Lives’ via the Antwerp Museum App.
Peter Paul Rubens and Antwerp. The master and his city. After more than 400 years, this world-class painter's presence can still be felt in the city.
Interesting lecture
He was capable of everything and knew everything. He was a brilliant and versatile artist, run a large studio, spoke several languages, collected art, designed his own home, travelled around Europe as a diplomat and was interested in science. Rubens was well-versed in almost everything.
New construction
Opening in 2024
A brand-new building with an interactive visitor centre and numerous visitor facilities. The Rubens Experience Center will open in 2024.