The MAS is more than an interesting building with countless impressive objects. Discover what makes the museum so unique and how it works.

The MAS in figures

  • 10 storeys high
  • 5700 m² of exhibition space
  • 650 000 visitors a year
  • 140 volunteers
  • 500 000 alternating museum pieces

The MAS is a catalyst for the entire neighbourhood. Its modus operandi extends to every corner of the city and it attracts people from far beyond Antwerp.

Discover all there is to know about the creation, organisation and daily operation of the MAS.

Subsidizing government

The Flemish Government annually provides structural subsidies to the MAS. 

What makes the MAS so special?
kunstinstallatie van Guy Rombouts en Benjamin Verdonck in de MAS wandelboulevard
What makes the museum so unique? Discover the MAS in a few words.
An iconic building
In this impressive warehouse, all the museum rooms are stacked like boxes. Follow the Boulevard with its metres-high glass windows as it spirals upwards, and enjoy an incredible view of the city from every level.
The legend of Brabo and Antigoon makes the hand the symbol of Antwerp. But the little hands on the facade are also a reminder of the many patrons who helped build the MAS.
The MAS site extends from the Bonaparte Dock to the Willem Dock, and includes more than just the impressive MAS tower and the large museum square. In the latter, you'll discover a substantial part of contemporary Antwerp.
Foto: Elvire Van Ooteghem
Fancy a free high-level city tour? The escalators of the Boulevard will take you nine storeys high. Along the way you will enjoy a constantly changing view of the city. And right up on the roof, you can see the whole city.
Just past the MAS
Kade, water en dokken
On the frayed fault line between city and port lies the Eilandje, a place that breathes port history. Just beyond the MAS lies the Dry Docks site: nine dry docks, two workhouses for ship repairers, a pump house that is protected as a monument ...
How the MAS works
The MAS has many employees who do their utmost every day to guarantee visitors a safe and relaxed museum visit. Which departments support the museum operation?
Zittend publiek luistert naar spreker vooraan in de zaal
The MAS collaborates with many partners. It's network is versatile and dynamic, at local, national and international level.
Foto: Joris Casaer
Become acquainted with our loyal partners. The MAS and its operation continue to exist thanks to their financial and material contributions.
Do you want to safeguard the future of the museum? There are different ways to contribute. Look at all the ways you can support the MAS.