• The Rubens House in a nutshell

    “Welcome to my house!” Peter Paul Rubens, a brilliant and versatile artist, invites you to his palazzo.
To be seen 26 September 2018 up to and including 3 March 2019
The Massacre of the Innocents in Bethlehem, an early masterpiece by Rubens and the most valuable Rubens ever, is to be seen exclusively at The Rubens House beginning 26 September. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is loaning the masterpiece out especially for the Baroque year.
An outstanding early work by Rubens’ most talented pupil, Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) has been provided on permanent loan by the King Baudouin Foundation. The Head of the Apostle Matthew is the only composition from the famous Böhler series displayed in a Belgian public collection.
Plan your visit
Here you will find useful information about the location, ticket sales, packages, opening hours, accessibility and accessibility of the museum.
The Rubens House is one of the most renowned artist's residences worldwide.
The permanent collection contains a large number of works by the master himself and by his peers and contemporaries. The museum also has works on loan, as well as recent acquisitions and updates about works that are being restored.
Major restoration work at the Rubens House
Start: 18 September 2017 – End: beginning of 2019
Work has begun on the restoration of the portico and the garden pavilion – the only two original surviving elements from Rubens’s home. Read more here.
New construction
Opening in 2022
A brand-new building with an interactive visitor centre and numerous visitor facilities. The Rubens Experience Center will open in 2022.
About Rubens
He was capable of everything and knew everything. He was a brilliant and versatile artist, run a large studio, spoke several languages, collected art, designed his own home, travelled around Europe as a diplomat and was interested in science. Rubens was well-versed in almost everything.
Peter Paul Rubens and Antwerp. The master and his city. After more than 400 years, this world-class painter's presence can still be felt in the city.