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Teylers Museum, Haarlem

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Stroll through two centuries of historical exhibits at Teylers Museum. Opened in 1784, the museum is the oldest in the country, and has changed little since the late 19th century. Explore the cultural history exhibits, which include fossils and minerals, as well as scientific instruments, coins, and encyclopedia collections. Admire the Oval Room, the oldest section and an excellent example of neo-classical architecture. If you'd lke to get a deeper understanding of the exhibits, pick up an audio guide at the start of your visit. Add Teylers Museum and other attractions to your Haarlem trip itinerary using our Haarlem vacation builder.
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  • The permanent exhibition is a good overview of what one before 1900. Museum card holders free, but a small contribution for a temporary exhibitions.
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  • Nice museum in the Centre. Many fossils and part of a mammoth skull. Also many old scientific instruments and paintings. Parking you can almost below the museum. We are over 2 hours within.
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  • Now that museum interactives frequently compete for space with the art and artifacts they're meant to complement, the Teylers Museum is a bracing reminder of the long-lost days when collections were h...  more »
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  • Interesting collection of fossils, minerals, scientific instruments and paintings. Yet, it all looks outdated and could use more explanatory information in the areas with the fossils, minerals and instruments. It is kind of disappointing if you do not know what you are exactly looking at.
  • Nice for the atmosphere, cool exposition and great art gallery. Go if you're interested in the history of science. The actual science is a bit outdated.
  • Beautiful museum with a great collection. There is are quests available for children, they loved it! The museum is withing walking distance from the station and located in a gorgeous building.
  • One of the best museums in Holland! It's got a very nice painting collection and amazing archeological exhibitions. recommend!
  • Beter dan Rijks!