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The Rubens House renews

The master briefly becomes a master builder

The Rubens House has been discreetly building the future behind the scenes. The rising number of visitors over the past 75 years has put increased pressure on the museum and garden. The Rubens House is now hoping to improve its infrastructure with a comprehensive master plan. Learn more about the renovation of the Rubens House here.

Zicht op het Rubenshuis vanuit de tuin 2

The building plans

The Rubens House construction plans consist of several components. Read more about our master plan here.


The museum is open

The Rubens House will remain open up to and including 8 January 2023 and will close on 9 January 2023. It will welcome visitors again in 2027, the year in which we celebrate the 450th anniversary of Rubens’ birth. The new-build in Hopland will open in 2024 as originally planned.


Een nieuw onthaal

Timing and cost price

The City of Antwerp and VISITFLANDERS have joined forces to execute the master plan for the Rubens House. The new-build in Hopland is scheduled to open in the spring of 2024. The renovated Rubens House will reopen in 2027.