300,000 people have used the museum pass since 2018, according to MuseumPASSmusées, the creator of the project. Designed to encourage more people to visit the various museums across Belgium, the collaboration has seen remarkable growth since its inception.
With the museum pass subscription, people can visit up to 220 museums including the recently renovated Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp on 24 September.
“The new museum will be an open house where every visitor can enjoy, discover, participate and experience without any obstacle,” said Luk Lemmens, chair of the KMSKA non-profit organisation in a press release. “We have set ourselves the aim of evoking the finest feeling in our visitors. That feeling can have many dimensions and layers, just like the stories that we will be telling in the museum.”
The museum cooperative plans to offer thirty more museums to its pass by the end of 2023. In Brussels alone, over 40 museums are available with the pass including the well-known Africa Museum but also include the perhaps lesser-known Art and Margins Museum on Rue Haute as well.
The arts and margins museum recently announced that the HIGH VOLTAGE exhibition with will be extended until 21 August, due to a successful turnout.
The pass allows visitors to see permanent exhibitions with a simple scan of their mobile app, offers reduced prices for temporary exhibits and train tickets, and discounts at museum gift shops.
For more information on the Museum Pass, visit the collaboration’s website.