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Peter Paul Rubens

Portrait of a lady holding a necklace

Cornelis Schut

Cimon and Iphigenia

360° photography reveals secrets of restored portico and garden pavilion

Why did Rubens incorporate an ox skull in the portal? What is the meaning of the Latin proverbs above the portico entrances? Why did Rubens place a statue of Hercules in his garden pavilion? A unique online tour featuring 360° photography uncovers the portico and pavilion’s secrets and brings to life some rare traces of Rubens the architect.

A new Rubens Self-Portrait

Rubens House presents five new loans

The Rubens Househas a remarkable new exhibit to unveil: a recently rediscovered Rubens self-portrait. It is one of five new loans to add to the lustre of the artist’s former residence.

Practical information

Practical information about opening hours, ticket sales, how to reach us and accessibility. And how can you enjoy a safe visit to the museum in these times.

Rubens House wins Europa Nostra Award

The 2020 European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards saw the Rubens House honoured with one of the world’s most renowned heritage prizes for the restoration of its portico and garden pavilion.

The Rubens House: always open online

The museum is always open online. Take a digital tour of the museum with director Ben van Beneden, learn everything about the portico and garden pavilion with an online talk and a 360° photography tour, check out our acquisitions and loans or find out more about Rubens by taking our audio tour ‘The Master Lives’ via the Antwerp Museum App.

Rubens House welcomes restored Self-Portrait

Rubens’s restored Self-Portrait is back in the Rubens House in Antwerp after an absence of more than a year. Rubens returns our gaze, with a blush on his cheeks and sensuous red lips.