DIVA
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Step inside DIVA and marvel at the beauty of diamonds, jewellery and silver in the revamped permanent expo 'DIVA, a Brilliant Story'. From the 15th century, Antwerp's Grote Markt and the surrounding streets were the 'place to be' for anyone who was looking to find objects made of gold, silver and gemstones. Join us on a journey in the diamond capital of the world and discover the stories from raw material to object, from Antwerp's heyday to today. In one story, spread over seven rooms, you will discover DIVA's magnificent collection and the extraordinary craftsmanship of not only diamond workers, but also gold- and silversmiths. Come visit the museum that sparkles!
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Dani E
26 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
It's a fascinating journey into the world of diamonds. You'll learn how these precious stones are formed, mined, and transformed into stunning jewelry. It's not just educational; it's also a chance to admire some exquisite bling. A must-visit if you're in Antwerp and curious about the magic behind those sparkling stones!
Written 9 October 2023
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jk80
Reading, UK55 contributions
Apr 2023
We were in Antwerp for the day with two young children and given Antwerp's historic association with the diamond trade, this was very much on our radar - however we were somewhat put off by some negative reviews and almost didn't come. Well I'm glad we ignored those reviews!
Price of ticket is reasonable and our children received two small loupes which they could keep. All facilities very pleasant and the building and surrounds are very nice in themselves. The museum is spread over several floors, each with its own theme, starting with 'what is a diamond?' and proceeding from there. Each room is beautifully presented and with lots of interactive bits for everyone to explore. I think our favourite was the mock vault with its huge thick door. The safety deposit boxes would slip out to reveal more information, fascinating! There's plenty here for a couple of hours if you go in with a curious mind. Our children enjoyed the experience too.
I would like to make special mention of the friendly staff and in particular a lady docent who engaged with our young boys straight away to keep them busy while we were reading everything, and actually ended up moving with us through the museum as we moved from room to room. She was very pleasant and we thanked her for her kindness at the end. A true gem herself!
Written 20 April 2023
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Melissa G
6 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We thought it would be interesting, considering the city and its history, however it fell flat at every turn. This museum was boring, we felt watched and scrutinized and the staff was useless. While we realize they just reopened after being closed for an extended period over COVID, they frankly should have remained closed. We were traveling as a family who have lots of experience world wide so we don’t feel we are being harsh on our review, it simply isn’t worth your time.
Written 11 April 2023
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sleep7
Long Island, NY675 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I absolutely LOVED this museum. It's a very reasonable 12 Euros to enter and it was worth every penny. I'm a jewelry lover and being here was truly heavenly.
All of the exhibits are varied and beautiful. They are interactive and easy to navigate. The audio guides that are included in your admission are interesting and well done.
Also.. all of the people that work there are super nice and that adds to the pleasure.
Very clean and neat restrooms too.
Thank you DIVA museum! So glad we visited.
Written 24 March 2023
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Ovidiu Stefan
Dublin, Ireland437 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
I was in Antwerp for 2 days so me and my wife we decide to visit DIVA Museum and despite the fact that we are not a jewerly lovers i think is an important museum in Antwerp which is the capital of the world diamond trade .
Written 28 February 2022
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Dear, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review! We're happy to read you enjoyed your visit at DIVA. We hope we may welcome you again in the future. Team DIVA
Written 2 June 2022
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mrstraveller1
York, UK2,081 contributions
Aug 2021
As other reviewers have said, this museum perhaps holds appeal for those especially interested in diamonds & silverware, particularly the latter which majors here, but for the general visitor with a little curiosity about diamonds & Antwerp’s position within the industry, it’s rather dry & dull. We didn’t enjoy it.
Written 28 August 2021
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Dear, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to read that your visit did not live up to your expectations. You can always contact one of our employees for assistance during your visit. We will take your feedback into account for future adjustments. Team DIVA
Written 4 October 2021
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TDB183
Edegem, Belgium302 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
So, what to say about this museum Diva: the diamond museum is off course at its place in the world diamond capital which is Antwerp. But I would only go in one of three cases: 1. When you just adore jewelry, 2. When you have a few hours during your stay which are empty (if not, go to the more popular sights), 3. When you have free tickets. The museum is absolutely worthwhile, but it is specialised and not for the general people that hardly ever visit one. But let the pictures guide you... I loved it.
Written 13 August 2020
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK1,200 contributions
Dec 2019
The Diva museum is dedicated to the history of diamond jewellery, together with silver and other precious items. It located just of the Gross Markt. There is a discount from the entrance fee for those with an Antwerp Card. The museum is in two parts, the permanent museum and then a temporary exhibit. With the entry ticket you get an audio guide which provided information about the exhibits around the museum. The museum is located across a few floors but there is a lift. The musuem is quite interesting but it is more an exhibit of jewellery than a history of diamond manufacturing. There is a gift shop with some very expensive diamond based gifts.
Written 9 February 2020
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Hi Richard, Thank you for sharing your review! Kind regards, Team DIVA
Written 10 February 2020
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Scenic692332
3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is a must see for any student of jewelry design.
Even the architecture of old buildings in the square leading to it are representative of European renaissance.
Written 30 December 2019
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Hi Scenic692332, Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate it. Kind regards, Team DIVA
Written 6 January 2020
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Cecili88
3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had high expectations since Antwerp is really famous for diamonds, and the tickets were pricey, but we didn't like the museum so much.
The descriptions were poor, which would have been fine, but the audio guide was a mess: it didn't work as it should have, the stories were chaotic, it was not clear what are facts and what is fiction, it was hard to understand what are you looking at.
The most interesting part was a short movie in which they explained how diamonds are made. The exponents were beautiful and the concept was also good, it is a pity the audio guide did not improve the overall experience.
Written 12 November 2019
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Hi Cecili88, Thank you for sharing your opinion. We're sorry it didn't meet your expectations. Keep an eye on our agenda to be up to date with our future events and expositions. Kind regards, Team DIVA.
Written 14 November 2019
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