The best museums in Mechelen in June 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Mechelen, Belgium, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Mechelen, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Mechelen.

Looking for the best museums in Mechelen? These are the best ones:

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  2. Dossin Casern2

    Dossin Casern

    Kazerne Dossin is linked to the history of the Holocaust in Belgium. Between 1942 and 1944, the Nazis used the Dossin barracks as an assembly camp to gather Jews and Gypsies. From here, 25,484 Jews and 352 Gypsies left for Auschwitz- Birkenau. The museum tells the story of the persecution of Jews an
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    Technopolis is the Flemish do-center for science and technology. Through more than 300 interactive exhibits, visitors experience science and technology. In the museum you can feel, try and experiment yourself. Some examples are cycling on a cable at a height of 5 meters, landing an airplane yourself
  4. Flanders Toy Museum4

    Flanders Toy Museum

    The Mechelen Toy Museum displays toys from around the world, and from all times. Among others, the museum shows an ancient Greek doll in terracotta, a priest set from 1920 to play priest, electro from 1950, the Battle of Waterloo with 8,000 miniature soldiers, the predecessors of Lego and a Märklin
  5. The Royal Manufacturers De Wit5

    The Royal Manufacturers De Wit

    De Wit Royal Manufacturer of Tapestries is located in the 15th-century refugia of Tongerlo Abbey. The Royal Manufacturers De Wit holds a prestigious private collection of tapestries. A guided visit can be made and includes an explanation of the building, the conservation process, a weaving demonstra
  6. Museum Hof van Busleyden6

    Museum Hof van Busleyden

    The Court of Busleyden is one of the buildings in Mechelen that dates back to the early 16th century. It was commissioned by Hieronymus of Busleyden, a member of the Great Council. Jeroen van Busleyden was also the founder of the Collegium Trilingue at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, breeding gr
  7. Museum Het Zotte Kunstkabinet7

    Museum Het Zotte Kunstkabinet

    Museum Het Zotte Kunstkabinet is located in the historic rooms of 't Vliegend Peert. On display are mainly paintings from the 16th century. The name of the museum refers to the theme of the paintings: satirical-moralizing, also called Sot.
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    The Horological Museum is housed in an old mansion called "The Wild Man" from the 16th century. It is a private museum run by Jozef Op de Beeck and his daughter Elke, both restorers of antique clocks and watches. The museum has some 1,000 timekeepers on display, about 1600 to the present day. The co
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    Cultuurcentrum Mechelen

    Cultural Center Mechelen has a diverse range of exhibitions. The exhibitions are mainly its own productions, often in dialogue with artists or partners. Cultuurcentrum Mechelen is spread over several locations in Mechelen. In the Minderbroedersgang 5, the reception desk of the Cultural Center can be
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    The Fire Museum in Mechelen has one of the largest collections of small firefighting equipment in Belgium. The collection includes uniforms, helmets, stamps, firefighting equipment and communications equipment.

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