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Teylers Museum

Spaarne 16 | Haarlem, 2011 CH Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 516 0960
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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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Spaarne 16 | Haarlem, 2011 CH Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot agree with the reviews that complain about the lack of explanations. All museums have to cater to inform the general public these days with interactive exhibits and over-curated displays. Sometimes it's nice to step back in time and see cabinets overflowing with surprising...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large variety of exhibits. All well marked and well discribed on the audio guide. The is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection(s) good, the showroom old and dusty. It's worth seeing, but it lacks attraction. Also, most exhibits don't have sufficient explanation. There's a lot to improve.

Thank NoraHaarlem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, there's something for everyone here, fossils and rocks, dutch old masters style art, cultural artifacts, scientific equiment of considerable vintage, some great special exhibits and a lovely cafe. When I stayed longer in Haarlem years ago, I was here almost every other week. It's...More

Thank Tania M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were attracted by the temporary exhibition on electricity but were disappointed by the way the fantastic collection of instruments is shown. No explanation, no historical perspective. The labels were written in the best case with a typewriter or simply by hand and nothing changed...More

Thank Chico_5805
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is unique and you'll know immediately why when you go there. The building is erected for the purpose of being a museum back in 1778 and has been just that during all those many years. The building is a piece of art in...More

Thank Jurriaan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Teylers is a throwback to the days gentlemen kept curiosity cabinets, only it is a cabinet on a mammoth scale. In fact, there probably bits and pieces of a mammoth somewhere in the many fossil drawers. Besides fossils, shells, minerals and crystals, you’ll find...More

Thank springlering
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This specialty museum offers people of different interests--from science to arts. It's so great to experience how arts and innovations develop from time to time, and of course, it was a bit rush for me to enter 40 mins before the closing time.

Thank Monica Meng-Jun... L
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great science museum with loads and loads to see and learn about. Take the audio tour, as it has information about most of the items that are on display. The items are numbered so it's easy to listen information about each of...More

Thank Terppa
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This museum has a nice collection of minerals, prehistoric stuff and paintings. The collection of old scientific instruments is really a plus. The ambiance is really nice: it gives you the impression you are visiting an old museum in another time. God bar and reasonably...More

Thank Kees H
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