The Vleeshuis Museum is housed in the historic Butchers Hall of Antwerp, built between 1501 and 1504. The collection housed within is concentrated in four areas: musical instruments, the history of Antwerp, items donated by the Artists Guilds of Antwerp, and Egyptian artifacts. There are plans to expand the musical instruments area to become the dominant them of the Vleeshuis Museum. So as not to compete with the Musical Instrument Museum of Brussels, the Vleeshuis will concern itself with the musical life of Antwerp from the 16th century to the present day, rather than than more general, encyclopedic aims.
Phone: +32 / 3 233 64 04
Fax: +32 / 3 231 47 05