View from the scaffolding

Experience Rubens as an architect

Work on the portico and the garden pavilion is still in full swing. Because of the restoration, the imposing portico, the focal point of the Rubens House, can’t be viewed in its entirety. ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018’ offers a one-off opportunity to climb the scaffolding and view the restoration at first hand: never before have visitors had such a great opportunity to get so close to Rubens’s architecture.

Individual visitors

Digital application in the courtyard 

From 1 June, daily

A digital application in the museum courtyard explores the portico’s symbolism, history and secrets using 3D simulations, traditional visual material and photographs of the ongoing works.

Practical

  • Free to use in the courtyard during museum opening hours.
  • Languages: NL, ENG, FR, DU, SP, IT.
  • Price: included in museum entry.

 

Walking the scaffolding

From 1 June, Wednesday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday

A walk around the scaffolding allows visitors to view the skills of the restorers at first hand. 

Practical

  • Individual visitors can access the site on Wednesday (2- 4 pm), Saturday and Sunday (10 - 12 am and 2 - 4 pm)
  • Price: included in museum entry.
  • Queue in the courtyard.
  • Max. 15 people on the scaffolding.
  • Minimum age eight years; visitors need to be sufficiently fit to climb the scaffolding.
  • Wear sturdy (flat) shoes and appropriate clothing. Safety helmets will be provided. Wearing the helmet during the scaffolding visit is compulsory.
  • For visitors nervous of heights, the scaffolding comprises a robust stairway with a handrail, which forms part of an anchored construction.
  • The visit takes in two levels. Height approx. 5 metres.
  • Please don’t disturb the restorers as they work.

 

Groups

At the end of the tour ‘Rubens House, Palazzo on the Scheldt’

On demand from 1 June

Groups get to climb the scaffolding at the end of their tour ‘Rubens House, Palazzo on the Scheldt’. 

Practical

  • Price: included in museum entry.
  • Queue in the courtyard.
  • Max. 15 people on the scaffolding.
  • Minimum age eight years; visitors need to be sufficiently fit to climb the scaffolding.
  • Wear sturdy (flat) shoes and appropriate clothing. Safety helmets will be provided. Wearing the helmet during the scaffolding visit is compulsory.
  • For visitors nervous of heights, the scaffolding comprises a robust stairway with a handrail, which forms part of an anchored construction.
  • The visit takes in two levels. Height approx. 5 metres.
  • Please don’t disturb the restorers as they work.