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Museum Volkenkunde

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Museum Volkenkunde is a museum about people housed in a historic building just five minutes' walk from Leiden's central station. A huge totem pole greets visitors as they enter the museum through the garden. Museum Volkenkunde presents regularly...more
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Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS, Leiden, The Netherlands
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All reviews different cultures cool japan parts of the world dutch colony permanent exhibition world press photo beautiful objects special exhibition two hours fantastic collection south america two floors leiden central station worth a visit free entry children and adults walking distance
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temporary Bali exhibit drew us to this wonderful museum and it did not disappoint. Spent several hours admiring the fine displays. Also found out many new things about our Dutch history. Did not have time to see the permanent areas of the museum and...More

Thank JohnvanHoudt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ethnological museum in Leiden has one very strong room which includes the power figures from the Kongo, including wonderful examples of Kongo, Vili, Yombe and other related tribes. The lack of attributions is a problem in this room and throughout the museum, only the...More

Thank Procaccia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location in town centre, this two story collection is divided over several exposition hall dedicated to geographically selected cultures. Although some artefacts are outstanding ( do not miss the Japanese Buddha's) the overall collection is rather selective and not always remarkable and presented in...More

Thank werdlerswereld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located near the Central Station, it is very easy to reach. This museum has several rooms with artifacts from various cultures. Some are unique pieces, saved from the ravages of looters and destruction, others are mundane and present a view into the daily life. The...More

Thank EvHoof
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This Museum is a must for those who like history, culture, art etc. Regularly they have special exhibitions. Museum is a great building on the Rapenburg. Parking always is a bit difficult in Leiden, but usually one can find a place nearby

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

For this price and this amount of museum objects, it is a must visit if you are in Leiden. The museum has a very big number of objects with history. The objects are in a room with many other objects from one continent or big...More

Thank Karel44
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Nearby to Leiden Central station, a lot of eathing options are nearby. It is a special exhibition till 25-08 of World Press photos 2018,is also a permanent collection.

Thank Gerda L
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Good Museum, quite near to Leiden Centraal station. There are ample of eating options in vicinity of this Museum.

Thank amitp2851
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great special exhibition of World Press photos in July 2018, but the permanent collection was a fascinating surprise.

Thank Eaglescliffe
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Strolling through all continents in a couple of hours. Impressive world press photo exhibition. Interesting Australian art exhibition.

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I have checked their website numerous times, but nothing is advised on closing or refurbishment/works. You may need to get in touch with them directly.
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