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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
+31 23 516 0960
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a beautiful old canal-side building, the museum includes a fascinating and extensive range of items from Fossils, Minerals, Scientific Instruments, Furniture and Artwork. You can buy a joint ticket for this and the Franz Hals Museum.

Thank Bianconero_59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dutch Scientist Lorenz - director of Teylers in 1910's - corresponded with Einstein, contributed to his theories and helped the technical design of the Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands. The Teylers museum presently has a theatrical show of 55 minutes, explaining vividly the ins and outs...More

Thank Johan S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

One of Europe's oldest museums, Teyler's is basically an 18th century gentleman's collector's cabinet with fossils, funky old scientific equipment, and some art. They have one of the world's largest collections on Michelangelo drawings, but due to their fragility, they are rarely on display -...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 October 2017

If you are interested in natural science (stones, objectives, skulls and paleontology) and local art, then this is your place. Too much for 2 hour visit. Not recommened with kids.

Thank Markku S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Bring a set of headphones and take the audio guide. Many of the interesting objects are not on the audio tour, which may frustrate some, but the highlights are. The fossils, gems, crystals, and scientific instruments are wonderful.

Thank Msevigny
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Teylers is on the south side of the city so 10-15 mins walk from the centre. It has an excellent permanent collection of pictures (and, if you like scientific instruments) scientific instruments. Sadly, their temporary exhibition was only in Dutch (which also happened when we...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is a nice place to spend your with. The Teylers Museum is packed with interesting stuff. The first section of the place consist of exhibition of fossils and different kind of scientific instruments. From there on you can go anywhere you like. They...More

Thank Ning L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Teylers Museum is the oldest museum in the Netherlands. It's in a beautiful building right smack in the centre of Haarlem on the river Spaarne. The permanent collection is eclectic: science, art and natural history. There always is an exposition in the field of those...More

Thank annewiend
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