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Teylers Museum

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Neighbourhood: Centrum
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Address: Spaarne 16 | Haarlem, 2011 CH Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 23 516 0960
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Anyone who opens the museum's heavy door on the bank of the River Spaarne...

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 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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Unique museum

From private collection to national museum. The fixed collection is already very interesting. The special exhibitions are definitely worth a visit in most cases. For example the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Leo H
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From private collection to national museum. The fixed collection is already very interesting. The special exhibitions are definitely worth a visit in most cases. For example the skating paintings were fun.

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Thank Leo H
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

must see when visiting the city of Haarlem, located nicely in a classic building next to the river Spaarne. Not to be missed and easy walking distance from the city center.

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Thank Peter S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you like old, steampunky science things? This museum has them! Experience a true 19th century style museum of art and science. The building itself is a time warp. Bonus: Haarlem, one of the best shopping towns with lovely cafes and restaurants, is all around the museum. Tip: try going by train! Haarlem is just a short train ride from... More 

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Thank MrsSheep
Fort Lauderdale
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture alone is worth the admission. This odd little museum is a collection of curious collections from Dutch painters to fossils and very vintage machines and instruments.

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Thank Marilyn M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is designed to inspire the locals to go beyond and that the world is so big, if I can do it; so can you. Nice collection of history. Well preserved and the effort and service is great too. Unfortunately, is cost a lot compare to the locals. So it is not really worth it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now that museum interactives frequently compete for space with the art and artifacts they're meant to complement, the Teylers Museum is a bracing reminder of the long-lost days when collections were housed in glass and wood cases and minimally labeled or explained. It makes a museum visit a voyage of discovery, sometimes frustrating and nearly always ending up somewhere unexpected.... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we visited the rijksmuseum and had a little trouble staying engaged (very big museum, lots of paintings), and so we were hesitant to try another museum...but the Teylers museum is really cool. Lots of information, cool old scientific instruments, minerals, etc. Smaller but interesting and beautiful museum.

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Thank Irene H
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dont understand why the publicize this museum and its 2 splendid areas widely when they are both closed to the public (the upper level of the oval room and the library) and you need to book in advance a guide with 50 euros! pure disgrace: get serious

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Thank K S
Parma, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice museum but the library is always closed and you need to pay 50 euros for a guide (apart from the ticket...)... get serious please and at least allow your visitors to see from the door what this room looks like! Or specify that it is closed instead of publicizing it in this way online. Also, the ticket price is... More 

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Thank paolomaier
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fascination museum set in a amazingly beautiful building with lots of old artifacts, some nice paintings (small collection) and interesting temporarily exhibitions. Too bad of the lack of clear information and lack of inter actif media, but the audiotour is for free.

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