Antwerp Fashion Museum

Moda Museum Antwerpen MOMU

Antwerp fashion museum is a pleasure to visit. The interior of the historical ModeNatie building is very organic with lots of wood and light.

The MOMU /Moda Museum Antwerpen is open since 2002 in Antwerp fashion quarter.  The trendy fashion museum Antwerp houses contemporary fashion and historical collections.

The MOMU  fashion museum in Antwerp has no permanent collection – only changing exhibitions usually creations of temporary fashion designers, especially those who took courses in the Royal Academy of Art in Antwerp. The exhibitions are very dynamic, creative and intuitive using various media. MoMu has already gained international fame for the beautiful, new way of making successful exhibitions.

Although my interest in fashion is average at best, on my last visit I went through the exhibition twice in a row.

A small gallery on the first floor houses the work of 3rd year students of the Antwerp-fashion Academy (Royal Academy of Art and FFI / Flanders Fashion Institute).

Which focuses on the history of costumes, fashion and textile mainly within the boundaries of Western Europe.

The main topics are:

  • textile raw material and fibers,
  • textile techniques
  • textile industry
  • textile print and dye
  • lace
  • embroidery and other fancywork
  •  historic costumes and fashion

Many students of the Royal Academy of Antwerp become famous designers, very often with their own label.

The Famous Antwerp Six:

  • Walter van Beirendock
  • Dirk van Saene
  • Ann Demeulemeester
  • Dirk Bikkembergs
  • Marina Yee
  • Dries van Noten

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM tickets are sold only until 5.15 PM

Monday Closed

Neighborhood: The old city – south of the Grote Markt

Tips and Hints:

  • There is a guided tour of the exhibition every first Sunday of the month. It starts at 11am from the museum's information desk. Highly recommended for families and individual visitors!

    Duration: about 1 hour
    Advance booking by calling 03 470 27 74.

Modemuseum Antwerpen
ModeNatie (Fashion Nation)
Nationalestraat 28

2000 Antwerp
tel: +32 3 470 27 70

All handbags must be left in the lockers – the ones downstairs (-1 floor) are more numerous and free but you do need a 1€ coin (you get it back) to lock them.

Pictures are allowed but no flash photography.

There is a bookshop on the ground floor with an amazing collection of texts and several English titles.

Every first Thursday of the month MoMu is open 10 AM – 9 PM

Inquire before you visit sine MoMu is closed between expositions for transformations.

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