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Museum Meermanno

Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Fascinating Museum

This is an interesting little museum dedicated to books and writing. It has a very large... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
DrSarah62
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London, United Kingdom
Small museum of books and historic collections from the 18th century

This museum is unique - it was set up as a museum as early as 1852. You can find all kinds of rare... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Anna K
,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

It was a nice experience, but i think it's specially for kids instead of adults, but there's another level in which you can see other collections.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank denissedaniela91
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The permanent collection on the second floor (books and its history) is quite limited and really does not warrant the entrance fee of 9 euros. There are also temporary exhibitions but all in all it should not be on your list of priorities when in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank delagioventu
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Meermanno museum in The Hague is the oldest book museum in the world. Founded in 1852, the collection contains handwritten books (for example a copy of a book by Constantijn Huygens), first prints (at book printing had just been invented), and books from the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is an interesting little museum dedicated to books and writing. It has a very large collection of miniature books, and it's a must if you're into bookbinding. Great shop despite it's size.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DrSarah62
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This museum is unique - it was set up as a museum as early as 1852. You can find all kinds of rare collector's items, especially books. We visited the exhibition Xsmall, showing a great number or miniature books. The building itself has this special...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Anna K
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It's on the third floor and very hospitable staff taught us how to write ancient books with real goose leather pen (not the same kind as the stores sell now), really interesting information, never miss it if you are interested in books and writing!!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Prinken W
Reviewed 7 August 2016

An interesting small museum which is easily explored in just over an hour. With 2 exhibitions during my visit - Fiep Westendorp and Peanuts - the former probably more interesting to Dutch visitors but the excellent English translation offered at the ticket desk made it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank CVNAB
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This museum is mostly about the history of the book. On the first floor, there is a nice style room (depicted above) with mostly books by Erasmus. Other rooms show nice ancient objects, like Roman coins, Egyptian artefacts, a few orthodox icons, and more. The...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Strolling thru The Hague and crossing the front door of this smaller museum. So let's go in. Turned out a collection of printing and books on display. Very interesting and educative. If you are in the neighbourhood.............get in!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Erik V
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This museum houses the National Library as well as temporary exhibitions and the library and antiques collection of its former owner. Very enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2016
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