As of March 2022, the Museum Hof van Busleyden will be undergoing restoration. The permanent exhibition will therefore not be accessible for some time. More information .
Guided tours Hidden Gems (11.11.22 - 25.06.23)
Take a tour with a guide around the world of Hidden Gems, in a space full of art treasures that invite you to wander around them. You will admire more than 100 works of art from various time periods and various disciplines, such as painting, goldsmiths’ work, sculpture and printmaking. From a Pre-Eyckian triptych to a contemporary art installation from the past decade. A guide will tell you all the forgotten stories, myths and anecdotes made so special by these artworks.
You can choose between three themed tours:
For this exhibition we dug into depots, archives and private collections in search of real treasures. Which Hidden Gems are a must see? Take this tour to discover the highlights of the exhibition. Included are of course the 11 Masterpieces that have been recognised and protected because of their special archaeological, historical, cultural-historical, artistic or scientific significance.
Women in art
Can you name 5 female artists from the past within 10 seconds? Not as easy as you thought? Women artists received less attention and disappeared into oblivion faster than their male colleagues, but they certainly existed. As artists, managers, models or clients, women have left their mark on art history. Discover the forgotten stories of Maaike Verhulst, Maria Faydherbe, the Van Thielen sisters and other key figures from Mechelen.
Malines myths and mascots
Do you know the story of the infamous Opsinjoor? And what does the city of Antwerp have to do with it? Did you know that the city of Mechelen has a giant family from the 15th century? And what happened on 27 January 1687, a moment that is etched in the memory of every citizen of Mechelen? Find out in this themed tour of Malines myths and mascots.
Group visits: Practical information
- Tour with professional guide
- Length of tour: 60 minutes
- Min. 10, max. 15 participants per guide
- Price: ticket (10 euros per participant) and guide (80 euros per guide)