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Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

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Best small museum

This was a highlight of our visit to Leiden! Not a typical museum with tags on everything but much... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Small, charming museum with important history

I believe we were told this is the oldest house in Leiden and it is run by a man who is very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beschuitsteeg 9, 2312 JT, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a highlight of our visit to Leiden! Not a typical museum with tags on everything but much more interactive. Along with the group of people who were there when we arrived, we spent about an hour and a half exploring this two room...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe we were told this is the oldest house in Leiden and it is run by a man who is very knowledgeable about the Pilgrims who fled England in view of their religious beliefs, arrived in Amsterdam and then moved to Leiden. Years later...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum of two rooms may sound on paper to not amount to much, but talking with the curator is like having your own private tour guide. There is a collection of furniture, pottery, household items, maps and books dating from the 1200's to...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We found this small museum on a very hot day. We waited while the guide was finishing her prior tour. One room has many old books and documents that you can touch and read. This room is from the time of the pilgrims. We asked...More

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Jeremy_Bangs, Director at Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit. It isn't necessary to wait for a prior tour to be finished, because there isn't a set story we tell. You can join at any time and ask questions and what we talk about will turn to your topics...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is small and hospitable. I arrived on a Thursday about mid afternoon. There are two sides. A 17th c house and a 14th C house. Both different with so much to see. I think it is up to you to make the museum....More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

As other reviewers have noted, this is not a museum in the traditional sense. In my view, it is much better: it was like stepping into a painting by one of the Dutch Old Masters. The 14th century house is steeped in history. The museum's...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The museum was officially closed but through a mutual acquaintance, Tessa (the owner) opened the museum to us and gave us a private tour. Wonderful collection of artifacts and anecdotes about the Pilgrims who came here before going to America. Highly recommended, especially for Americans...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

My guide was wonderful and allowed me as much time as I wanted to view the home, the many historic items and to take pictures. As a direct descendant of one of the Mayflower Pilgrims, I was delighted!

1  Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Although not easy to be found, a bit of perseverance to get there will be rewarded. There is a nice young lady who is very enthusiastic, who knows the answer to most of your questions and who lights candles to give the rooms an atmosphere...More

1  Thank aafke b
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Google maps led me directly to the door, otherwise I may have walked right past the unassuming exterior. I arrived just after the 1300 opening time and was greeted by a lovely young woman, Sarah, who proved to be very knowledgeable and helpful. We spent...More

2  Thank Bob B
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Response from Jeremy_Bangs | Property representative |
If you are looking for information that is in the Leiden archives, all baptism, marriage, and burial records are accessible online at the site of the archives, now calling itself Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken. Search for... More