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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
+31 71 516 8800
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All reviews different cultures cool japan world press photo dutch colony permanent exhibition beautiful objects special exhibition two hours fantastic collection clear information south america two floors leiden central station worth a visit free entry children and adults walking distance
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is a large, modern museum with lots of things to see. They have exhibits from all over the world, grouped by location in the world. There are good explanations in English of the exhibits. You could spend a long time in here learning about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful displays and very good commentary on most of the objects in a touch screen format that allows you to pursue as much or as little information as you like.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank julzone
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

It was very nice to meet some friends.. In this museum............ worth it for many reasons I see something that I will never have the chance to see

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fanis k
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Fantastic collection, really well interpreted and an excellent cafe as well. Some brilliant films and stills in the galleries giving a vivid insight into life in different communities around the world. Could have spent a whole day there

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Museum Volkenkunde is a beautiful museum, their selection is very interesting! Worth a visit!! The whole place breaths passion, we love it!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Augusta K
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The walk around city is very relaxing and beautiful. The museum is interesting o visit if you have a lot of free time as there are many sites that are walking distance. A lot quieter than Amsterdam and I much prefer Leiden

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MN8888
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Been in Leiden several times, but in this museum for the first one and was surprised how great it is. It is 10 rooms which shows you ten different civilizations/continents (from Africa to Oceania). I was amazed how many good examples of some countries are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AlexAndriesh
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I visited all the sections at the museum and I was amazed with the details and the amount of information. Also, the areas offer some interactive panels where you can read more about the pieces in Exibition. The area dedicated to Skandinavia was the one...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gamarcon
Kim W, Webcare at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear gamarcon, Thank you for your positive feedback to our museum. Hopefully we'll see you next time. Kind greetings, Museum Volkenkunde

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The museum shows many special peoples from various regions with their particular and traditional habits. These are shows by means of often very rare and beautiful objects, but also in presentations by photos or slides or films. The museum is very suitable for children also,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank eddebruin
Kim W, Webcare at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear eddebruin, Thanks for your positive reaction. Hopefully we'll see you in our museum again soon. Kind greetings, Afrika Museum

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26 March 2015|
Response from Stewiedewie | Reviewed this property |
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.