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Museum Boerhaave

Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10, 2312 WC, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 751 9999
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Please note that our museum is currently closed for renovation. At the end of 2017 we will re-open our new museum at the same location.
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Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10, 2312 WC, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 751 9999

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boerhaave offers a display of machinery that moved science forward. The museum is very interactive and my child loved it. We will be back

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new Boerhaave museum has become better after the renovation. More interaction, more interactive, more lively. Still the explanations are to difficult for a lot of people.

Thank Jan-Auwke D
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

At the risk of not appering very objctive: every minute in this museum will be worth your while. First, it provides a lot of interactive features, games and physical experiments enabling visitors of all ages to gain knowledge while being entertained and interacting whith one...More

Thank Marianna M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a great museum covering the history of astronomy, physics, medicine, chemistry, and biology. It starts of with a film which uses an old medical anatomy theatre and the ceilings around to give you a short introduction about the topics covered. Then you proceed...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 30 December 2017

If you are in Leiden, visit this museum. It looks great, has a lot of interesting topics covered, complete with audio fragments and test setups. Make sure you have enough time though, if you want to explore everything!

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The Boerhaave museum is completely renewed and opened half december again. It's a great museum now. Collection was and is unique, but it it's placed in a beautiful context now, supported with perfectly balanced AV. Lot of information provided via the touchscreens. Some nice interactive...More

Thank flyingdutchmannl
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Behind the largest shopping street in Leiden you find a most interesting museum, at least when you like inventions in the fields of medical applications and physics. The set-up of the museum is impressive and in a few big rooms you will enjoy the results...More

Thank Albert B
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Every engineer knows that name. Theorems in mechanics and in opics. Leiden is the birthplace of Huygens. The museum is keeping his memory. See some of the original devices he invented. The Boerhaven museum also displays the original anatomy lab of the oldest University im...More

1  Thank Jean-Marc L
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I enjoyed seeing some of the historic scientific intstruments, but some of the main features, such as the presentation in the old operating theater, are in Dutch only. I went to check this one out on my own--I think my kid would have been bored.More

1  Thank KMF43
Anita A, Public Relations Manager at Museum Boerhaave, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

We are sorry to hear you missed the English version of the Anatomical Theatre! Normally, our hosts show our foreign visitors where to find the 'English headphones', so we are sorry we missed you. Fortunately, most information is bilingual (English and Dutch) in our museum....More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

There are many science museums elsewhere, but the Boerhaave is a very special one. Leiden being a city of science and home to the first university in the Netherlands, is a perfect place for a museum of this kind: a beautifully reconstructed surgery theater of...More

1  Thank itamarboston
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Dale L
16 November 2017|
Response from Anita A | Property representative |
Our museum will be open again as of December 16th 2017. So, you are very welcome in September 2018!
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