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Teylers Museum

Spaarne 16 | Haarlem, 2011 CH Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 516 0960
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Anyone who opens the museum's heavy door on the bank of the River Spaarne sees at a glance what it is that inspires such enthusiasm. The museum breathes the atmosphere of the 18th and 19th centuries - the Age of the Enlightenment - when people were busily gathering knowledge about the world. Teylers Museum, museum of wonder, is a world in itself, one that you will never forget. Teylers Museum is the best-preserved 18th-century public knowledge institution for the arts and sciences in the world. It has been open to the public since 1784, welcoming all those who are eager to look at paintings and drawings by the Old Masters, magnificent minerals, ingenious scientific instruments, precious books, and centuries-old fossils. The museum's interior alone, with the monumental Oval Room as pièce de resistance, is a truly remarkable attraction. It is the only authentic 18th-century museum interior in the world.
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  • Average9%
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Spaarne 16 | Haarlem, 2011 CH Haarlem, The Netherlands
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"scientific instruments"
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"oval room"
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"natural history"
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"beautiful building"
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"interesting collection"
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"worth a visit"
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"temporary exhibition"
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"hand written"
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"van der"
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"old style"
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"audio tour"
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"on display"
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"couple of hours"
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"step back in time"
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"visit haarlem"
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"two hours"
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"dutch masters"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of oldest museums there is, and that alone makes it worth a visit. The architecture is lovely. The collection is an interesting mix of natural sciences--fossils, rocks, glowing rocks, etc; art, mostly paintings; old-times technology (scientific equipment, a little bit of magic-trick...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum, high quality, authentic building. Take your time here, easy to spend 2 till 3 hours. Broad collection. In Brief : Super !

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Vera B, Public Relations Manager at Teylers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Hope to see you again some day!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our toddler. He loved exploring and everyone was really friendly and patient. The museum has some really interesting pieces and I loved the old style, atmospheric displays. The galleries were the most beautiful of all we visited in holland.

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Vera B, Public Relations Manager at Teylers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's really nice to read that you've had a nice visit! Hope to see you again some day!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never seen such a collection of items from such a vast array of topics. This museum starts out with rooms of fossils, then you see all types of scientific and medical instruments across the ages, then beyond this a room full of objects...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Pleasant museum. A historical time capsule. The first electricity generator is amazing to see. Next door is beautiful courtyard.

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Vera B, Public Relations Manager at Teylers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Teylers Museum is even the first museum of the Netherlands (but also the first of Haarlem of course ;)) Thank you for visiting us!

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is fascinating museum. Look upwards to how it is lit and around to the work of the craftsmen. It is work of wonder.

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Vera B, Public Relations Manager at Teylers Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your visit!

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

When you come into this museum, you think you’re back in the early 20th century: display case after display case of fossils, minerals, scientific devices, all with handwritten labels, just like in the good old days. It’s like the museum of a museum! The museum...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is very special as it preserves past ideas of collection forming as well as is reaching out to today's public, old and young. Scientific apparatus, archeaology, art, the historic show cases and the building itself happily vie for attention. Very good experience!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Very impressive building, lovely collections and the perfect size for a museum. You really step back in time when you visit this place. A real gem! One of a kind!

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The museum holds many gems and will appeal to all sorts of people. From dinosaurs, coins, gems, scientific instruments and paintings it covers all the bases. Highly recommend the english audio guide as you could spend all day listening to all the exhibits with information.

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