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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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  • Awesome beyond words for a science or art teacher or student. Nice little cafe also available. You can do it in an hour but this science teacher spent 2 1/2 hours. Make sure you get the language casse...  more »
  • Way more than just an art museum, this is an historical science museum, with a collection of tools, fossils, minerals, and inventions that we needed far more than two hours to properly digest. But eve...  more »
  • Our Harlem Greeters brought us to this very popular museum to show us the exterior and the main lobby of this beautiful building . At 10:30 hrs on a week day , there was already a line-up to buy ticke...  more »
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  • It's a neat museum! Lots of interesting collections. Not too big, a couple hours here and you'd see everything. Be sure to take a free audioguide if you don't speak Dutch!
  • Great mix of exhibits, something for everyone. Could have a couple of hands on exhibits for children. Fantastic building.
  • Free English audio guide is available and it is super interesting to listen to the stories and the explanations. In the first section, you will see very fascinating fossils. How they are displayed is very clasic old fashion, which makes everything even more interesting!
  • Museum is great and the upkeep is magnificent. Great legacy to be had. Great mixture of collections. Being tourists 15 euro is a bit steep when locals can get in for cheaper. I suppose it is for the locals as the Museum was designed that way.
  • Oldest museum in the country, very old set up, the museum is a museum piece in itself. Today we visited the temporary exhibition, Watteau (mostly drawings, most interesting picture was the oldest version of Embarkation for Cythera, not the more famous one at the Louvre).