Museum Haarlem, Haarlem

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Museum Haarlem is a city museum on Groot Heiligland 47, Haarlem, Netherlands, located across the street from the Frans Hals Museum. It shares its front door with the ABC Architectuurcentrum Haarlem, which is located next door. The museum is devoted to presenting and preserving the cultural history of Haarlem and the surrounding region.HistoryIn 1990 the museum was opened for the public in a building that was once part of the St. Elisabeth Gasthuis hospital. Abbreviated to "EG", the hospital was housed there in the former "Minder Broeders" monastery from 1581 until it moved in 1971 to the Boerhaavelaan. Today the hospital has fused with the St. Johannes de Deo hospital and is called the Kennemer Gasthuis. The museum is just one of several local cultural institutions sharing the historical hospital site which covers an entire city block surrounding the old monastery garden later redesigned by Zocher and now called the "Egelantiertuin". The museum entrance situated at Groot Heiligland 47 was previously the polyclinic entrance to the hospital, joining the former Jewish Hospital "Joles" to the St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis. The Joles hospital, which itself had only been established in 1929-1931, was often called mistakenly the "Sint Joles" by townsfolk, and had always been affiliated with the EG, though it is topped with a copper tower with a Jewish star. Since they shared the same medical staff and financial administration, the only real difference between the two hospitals was the food served to patients, since the Jewish community preferred Kosher meals. After being separated administratively from the EG in 1942 by the German occupying forces during WWII, the space was later formally annexed by the EG in the late 40's due to a lack of Jewish patients.
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  • I come every now and then in this museum, depending on the exhibition that is currently. To 1 July is there above exposition. Was a lot of fun. Attributes and fun, beautiful old photos. Recommended.
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  • Interesting exhibition about Hannie Schaft and a fun on the history of the Haarlem hospitals. Funny but a bit outdated film about the history of the city.
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  • I had a great time during my visit at this museum! The staff is well informed about the history of Haarlem and was able to answer all of our questions. The main expedition was filled with pretty unusu...  more »
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  • The museum is ok and if you are interested in the development of Health care it is probably really interesting. But the Hannie Schaft (the girl with the red hair) exhibition is excellent and makes it a must visit museum. Combine it with a visit to the Frans Hals museum.
  • I had a great time during my visit at this museum! The staff is well informed about the history of Haarlem and was able to answer all of our questions. The main expedition was filled with pretty unusual yet interesting items which I personally loved. Reason why I would recommend museum Haarlem to healthcare students is because the expedition has a "history of healthcare" theme which is very informative to show students how modern-day healthcare has been established. Things to note: - There is a dedicated quite roomy space where kids can play with toys - There is an elevator - There are English options for tourists After the expedition there is a lovely space to enjoy a cup of coffee with a nice collection beverages with next to it a small giftshop with items corresponding to the expedition. The location of the museum is perfect if you like museums, with the Frans Hals museum being in the same street and it being located in the centre of Haarlem.
  • This museum is not quite it. You'd think they would have a permanent exhibition on the history of Haarlem but they don't and the temporary ones are not the best. The introduction movie is ooooold-fashioned and a little bit quirky. Only go if you can appreciate slightly old and odd things. ;)
  • The museum is small but nice! It offers a lot of interesting information about the city of Haarlem and has good temporary exhibitions. Also, try out the coffee and brownies!
  • A place to get a good impression of the rich history of Haarlem. A bit traditional and old-fashioned but frequently presenting special exhibitions about the provincial capital city. Run by very friendly volunteers.

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