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Teylers Museum

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Address: Spaarne 16 | Haarlem, 2011 CH Haarlem, The Netherlands
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+31 23 516 0960
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12:00 - 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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Eclectic, not a must do, but still very interesting

A bit pricey, but buy the combo ticket to see Teylers and the Frans Hals museum and you will save a bit and see two substantive attractions in Haarlem. The story of the genesis... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Amy R
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South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit pricey, but buy the combo ticket to see Teylers and the Frans Hals museum and you will save a bit and see two substantive attractions in Haarlem. The story of the genesis and growth of this museum is fascinating. As far as the exhibits go, I particularly liked the historic scientific experiment equipment display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quite , nice place but a bit expensive for its experience, its a collection between art and inventions .

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a universal collection covering fossils, scientific and mechanical instruments, paintings, coins and drawings & prints. The display in the older rooms needs translations so get the audio guide for the fossils, instruments and oval rooms. Otherwise the displays are less clear and would be passed by quickly. In the prints room there is rotating displays of their... More 

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Willingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a nice few hours wandering round this interesting collection housed in a lovely building. The expansion plans also sound interesting with Teylers house due to be opened to the public. There is such a vast collection it is hard to take it all in but a great place to visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has four main parts, fossils, minerals, machines from the 18th and 19th century and Dutch paintings from the 19th century. I liked the collection of fossils and the old machine collection, e.g. old telescopes, and found it to be a rich collection with similar museums I have visited over the years. However, it is also very old fashioned... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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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