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Antwerp Museum of Folklore

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The Antwerp Museum of Folklore was one of the first such museums in Belgium, when it was founded in 1907; there are now dozens. The museums collections emphasize the lives of ordinary Antwerp residents, with themes drawn from the various stages in life: birth, childhood, education, marriage, military service, and so on. Some of the exhibits include dolls, a recreated 19th century pharmacy, and an organ used in a turn-of-the-century dance hall. The Antwerp Poesje, a 19th century puppet show with authentic double-rod puppets, is re-enacted regularly.

Phone: +32 / 03 220 86 66

Fax: +32 / 03 220 83 68

Location: Gildekamersstraat 2-6, Antwerp 2000

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(Antwerp-Deurne) Antwerp Silver Museum Sterckshof
(Gent) Archaeological Museum of Bijloke Abbey
(Brussels) Atomium
(Brussels) Autoworld
(Scherpenheuvel-Zichem) Averbode Abbey

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