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. A visit to Teylers Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Haarlem trip itinerary builder website to plot your vacation.
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  • What a fabulous museum! A must see in Haarlem. The museum is the oldest in the Netherlands with the most unique collection I have ever seen  more »
  • Teylers Museum is an interesting museum (National Monument) for science and art in Haarlem. It was founded in 1778 and has the oldest Dutch Museum Hall. We visited this museum a few times over the...  more »
  • The Teylers museum is a museum of Natural history and science; my favorite type of museums! When entering the building; you'll be stunned immediately but the grand entrance and the architecture. It.....  more »
  • Absolutely amazing. If you have any interest in science or history, this is the place for you. A treasure trove of fossils, geodes, coins, and physics instruments-- even an art collection. Plus the house itself is impressive. We could've easily aren't 4 hours here. Try to schedule your visit around the demonstration.
  • Really loved this museum. It’s display of historical scientific instruments is by far one of the best collections I’ve seen of this type. The museum building is also beautiful and well maintained. The art collection is small but nice. It wasn’t very crowded and the have audio guides in English.
  • Unique museum, the oldest in the Netherlands, and one with a history of survival. I used my IAmsterdam card to cover admission and opted for the “Napoleon Audio Tour” in English. The tour is is shorter than the regular version, but gives you enough of the history of the place and hits some of the highlights of the collection in a brief period of time. It’s probably aimed toward children, but I found it fascinating, and completely comprehensible.
  • The main attraction is a bunch of historical technological gadgets, but you can't make sense of them by looking, and the audio- guide isn't helpful and quite tedious. To be good, this museum needs to invest money in animations that show how things actually work. Also, nothing is written in English! I wouldn't bother going without a tour guide at the very least. Disappointing.
  • If you like static exhibitions then this museum is for you. Observe, read (mostly Dutch), listen. Not interactive hence not many children will like it

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