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DIVA | Museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver

DIVA | Museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver

DIVA is the number one museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver in Antwerp. The museum is located at an historic site: from the 15th century, the Grote Markt and surrounding streets were the place to be for people who were looking for objects made of gold, silver and precious stones. Lovers of great luxury could feast their eyes on the shop windows of jewellers and goldsmiths. Delve into history and discover stories and objects from Antwerp’s heyday to today.

A Brilliant Story
Expand your knowledge and marvel at DIVA, the world of diamonds, jewellery and silver. In the refurbished permanent exhibition ‘A Brilliant Story‘, you will discover the different stages of a piece of jewellery or silverware, from the mine to the finished product. See how diamonds are mined, how silversmiths work, and learn more about the art and uses of these beautiful objects. Feast your eyes on 650 diamonds, jewellery and silver objects from the 15th century to today.

3 reasons why this is worth your visit

  • Antwerp is the diamond capital of the world. After visiting the DIVA museum, you can go on a treasure hunt in Antwerp armed with your new-found knowledge.
  • Did you know that the museum also has a library, atelier and educational space? In the DIVA reading room, you can browse through books and magazines about diamonds, jewellery and silver. You are welcome in the educational space and atelier for interesting workshops. The doors of the atelier are open to specialists in goldsmithing and enthusiasts with no prior experience. Young or old, with your class or colleagues, alone or together: join in!
  • The DIVA museum has an offer for children, but for now only in Dutch. Magpie loves everything that shines and has an eye for shiny details. This makes him the perfect guide during a discovery tour with fun search and do assignments throughout the permanent exhibition. Ideal for children from 7 years old.

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