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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Spaarne 16 | Haarlem, 2011 CH Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 516 0960
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The eldest museum in the world is a must for any visitor to Haarlem. It breezes the vision of a single man who wanted 'the people' to see his art-collection centuries after he was to pass away. Therefor he created an oval room with milk-white...More

Thank Poeberius
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a family of 5, we all enjoyed Teylers museum a lot. There is a lot of diversity, showing fossils, special stones (including the tip of the Mont Blanc!) as well as nice drawings (including from Rembrandt) and paintings. I personally also enjoyed the scientific...More

Thank Johan F
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A great museum with a large collection of artifacts ranging from fossils to scientific equipment and art. The building itself is also really beautiful, especially the Oval Room. There is so much to see here, there will definitely be something of interest to anyone!

Thank Naomi B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you have any interest in the history of science and technology and want to escape tourist-ridden venues this is the place for you. Fossils with hand-written labels, giant Victorian-era electrical contraptions, early music "synthesizers." When I went I was told their audio devices in...More

Thank DRAnthonyP
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We rode the train from Amsterdam to the beach on our recent visit to the Netherlands. On the way we stopped at Haarlem to visit the Teyler Museum. We were using IAMsterdam Passes so the museum and train transportation were prepaid. The museum entrance is...More

1  Thank ChristianBrother
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this museum , our little son loved it, especially the game involved while exploring the different rooms .we enjoyed it very much. a lot of interesting items , some time very surprising. Give it a chance!!

Thank Cobonbeh
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We should thank Mr Teyler and the previous generations who have mantained this magnificent collection intact (and still growing). The building itself is already a great experience in itself. The exquisite display of prints and the stunning collection of oil paintings have left us out...More

Thank Arlene5826
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Museum keep in collections many interesting things. But in most of it is old fashion museum. They should renew expositions in more interesting way.

Thank AndrejP81
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