The Rubens House is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium, that was once the home and studio of the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens. It is one of the most popular attractions in the city, where visitors can admire the works of Rubens and his contemporaries, as well as the architecture and furnishings of the 17th century.
The ticket price for the Rubens House is 10 euros for adults, 8 euros for seniors and groups of 12 or more, and free for children under 12 and holders of some cards. There are also discounts for combined tickets with other museums in Antwerp. You can buy tickets online or at the museum entrance.
The Rubens House is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and some public holidays. The last admission is at 4:30 p.m. You should plan to spend at least an hour and a half to explore the museum.
The Rubens House is located in the historic center of Antwerp, on Wapper street. You can easily reach it by public transport, such as tram, bus or metro. The nearest tram stop is Meirbrug, and the nearest metro station is Meir. You can also walk from the central station or the cathedral, which are about 15 minutes away.
The Rubens House has a lot to offer to its visitors. You can see the original paintings by Rubens and his pupils, such as Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens, as well as works by other masters like Titian and Caravaggio. You can also admire the sculptures, tapestries, furniture and objects that Rubens collected during his travels. Moreover, you can explore the rooms where Rubens lived and worked, such as his studio, his bedroom and his garden.
Some tips to make your visit more enjoyable are: book your tickets in advance to avoid queues; download the free audio guide or join a guided tour to learn more about the museum; check the website for temporary exhibitions and events; and visit the gift shop for souvenirs and books.
The Rubens House offers guided tours for groups of up to 15 people, with different themes and languages. You can choose from general tours, thematic tours or tailor-made tours according to your interests and preferences. You need to book your tour at least three weeks in advance and pay an extra fee of 85 euros per group.
The Rubens House has some prohibitions that you should respect during your visit. You are not allowed to take photos or videos inside the museum, unless you have a special permission. You are also not allowed to touch any of the artworks or objects on display. You should keep a safe distance from them and follow the instructions of the staff. Finally, you are not allowed to bring large bags, backpacks or umbrellas into the museum. You can leave them in the cloakroom for free.