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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

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A charming collection

This 17th century house features a huge collection of porcelain (Delft, Chinese, Japanese... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
HaNosseah
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Basel, Switzerland
Interesting insight in life and work of Paul Tétar van Elven

The museum is in a large original 16th century house that was acquired relatively cheap by Tetar... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
SeimenBurum
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven was once the home of the academic painter and art collector Paul Tetar van Elven (1823-1896). Nowadays every aspect of the interior reminds you of his presence. While walking through the living rooms, the study and the...more
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Koornmarkt 67, 2611 EC Delft, The Netherlands
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This charming town house museum is rather hidden away in Delft, near the flower market. We were given an individual guided tour by one of the friendly, enthusiastic staff - a very elderly but very spry lady. The ground floor is very 19th Century (lovely...More

Thank southendbootboy
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and me have discovered this amazing museum of 19th century Dutch art collector, painter and teacher - Paul Tetar! To my huge disappointment, I have never heard the name of Paul Tetar before, but some of his works and his copies of paintings...More

Thank Natalja M
Reviewed 2 June 2018

How wonderful that people left their houses and collections with such specific instructions that we now be allowed such a perfect glimpse into the past. You genuinely feel like the lady of the house might come into the room at any moment. The Museum is...More

Thank missymarkets
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This 17th century house features a huge collection of porcelain (Delft, Chinese, Japanese) belonging to the 19th century painter Tetar van Elven, along with the many copies he made of masterpieces for sale to the public. A charming way to spend an hour or so...More

Thank HaNosseah
Reviewed 19 February 2018

The museum is in a large original 16th century house that was acquired relatively cheap by Tetar from a bankrupt estate in the 19th century. The building has large rooms which hold the original 19th century furniture and decorations. The museum also holds a good...More

Thank SeimenBurum
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

The photo shown above is NOT the entrance. The museum is the former residence of the painter. Some parts of replicas can be found which was common back in those days. The tours are guided (free) by women who can tell you a lot!

Thank Daan1
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a quite unique and cozy museum. It was interesting to see Van Elvin's reproductions of several paintings from famous italian and dutch painters and his pottery collection is also very pretty and diversified. It was really nice to be given a tour by...More

Thank barentroia
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but it's free with museumkaart or a small fee and is interesting to see. The artist who lived here made lots of copies of famous paintings, which was interesting to see after viewing the originals elsewhere (e.g. Maurithaus) as well as...More

Thank snowpingu
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Gem of a museum in Delft along the Koornmarket with a lovely atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable and happy to answer all your questions. Some lovely pieces of artwork, furniture and memorabilia with some interesting stories behind the pieces. Paul Tetar Van...More

Thank Gilly C
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Worth popping into if, like us, you are on your way going through Delft to the port area to try to see where Vermeer took his inspiration for his 'view of Delft'. The staff are lovely and very knowledgeable about this amateur painter who decided...More

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