Some people fear it, while others seek it out. For some it is an end, for others a new beginning. Life and death are intimately linked. How do you feel about death? And which mythical accounts of it do you still have to discover? Together with a guide, unravel some of life’s big questions.

Philosophical questions about life and the transition to the afterlife

Belief in life after death is a very personal matter. In the Life and Death exhibition, you will come across the different ways people around the world have understood these matters, and the intense need people everywhere have for ritual experience.
On the 7th floor, we hear from gods and humans. Discover the many different views of life and death. From ancient Egypt, African beliefs about ancestors and the ideas of reincarnation and karma in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism through to the three monotheistic religions that originated in the Middle East: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
On the 8th floor, you are then taken to the afterlife. The impressive Paul and Dora Janssen-Arts collection testifies to the extraordinary bond between humans and the world of gods, ancestors and spirits in America before its conquest by Europeans.

Practical information

  • for: adults
  • length: 1.5 hours
  • max 20 people per guide
  • languages: NL/FR/EN/Other languages on request
  • price: € 75 guide + € 5 administration cost + access to museum


Visit Antwerp
tel 03 338 95 30

You can phone us on Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
Or drop by at our ticket desk on Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Book at least three weeks in advance.