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Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

Beschuitsteeg 9, 2312 JT, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2413
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Pilgrim Museum is of Special Interest to Americams

The museum may be small but it contains history from the 1300s and on. The Pilgrims fled England... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SuQue
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New York City, New York
Not worth it

We spent several minutes looking for this museum that we found on the city map. There is nothing... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Doug M
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Orem, Utah
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Beschuitsteeg 9, 2312 JT, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum may be small but it contains history from the 1300s and on. The Pilgrims fled England for Leiden where they lived for ten years before crossing the Atlantic. Mr. Jeremy Bangs is a Pilgrim scholar and is on site to answer your questions....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We spent several minutes looking for this museum that we found on the city map. There is nothing but questions and answers here. If you don't have questions, there is nothing presented. The cost was high for sitting and looking at a very small room....More

Thank Doug M
Jeremy_Bangs, Director at Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

The Leiden American Pilgrim Museum is located in the oldest complete house in The Netherlands, built in 1365-1370. Two rooms present the history of the house and of the Pilgrims, who were refugees in Leiden before beginning their emigration to New England in 1620. In...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a small museum, just one room from Pilgrim times plus another room covering an older period. But the amount of information and interesting artifacts was quite large. As we were in the exhibit and not behind a rope, it was more meaningful to...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

If you're interested in antiques, the pilgrims, 17th century life, the Reformation, fun stories about great deals, this is a place for you. However, you must ask questions. Other than a few mentions, the tour guide lets your interests guide the tour. Interested in a...More

Thank Kristin F. Chau... K
Reviewed 5 May 2017

From first glance this museum is fascinating, the giant totem outside to the visiting display of Japanese Fun gaming, I wish we had more time to browse. The display of Budda was calming and beautiful. What a well laid out mseum.

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this treasure of a museum today. It was a magnificent experience. The building and its contents were treasures to be sure. However the quality of the experience was multiplied by the knowledge of our guide and his presentation of the facts and responses...More

Thank Shr33ka
Reviewed 24 November 2016

To be very clear - this is a tiny museum, not the Smithsonian or British Museum. It took us forever to find it - and then we arrived after they were closed. However the staff member there was willing to let us in and give...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I just spent an hour at the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum and could have spent many hours. Dr. Jeremy Bangs is the Director and curator. His depth of knowledge encompasses everything from 14th century construction materials and techniques to cartography, pottery and furniture. This sounds...More

Thank karen703
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The staff are amazing, the actual museum....well its not much. However, a traveller asked the gentleman running the museum a question about marriage records, and he ducked up in a cubbyway and came out with a book from 1620-opened it to a certain page, and...More

Thank Trent B
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Don't bother...The brochure in the hotel said they were open on Wednesdays. I went there-- no, not open until Thursday. I returned on Thursday..knocked, rang bell, no answer. Went away, came back, repeat procedure. Finally I saw someone inside and knocked on the window. I...More

Thank frtravler
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jploetz1
11 May 2016|
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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
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